Monthly Archives: November 2009

South Asian YA Lit Bibliography

PoojaMakhijani.com has a great list online of YA books that depict South Asia and South Asian chacters. Head over there and check it out! She also has lists of picture books, folk/fairytales, and what she calls “crossover” books (not sure what … Continue reading

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Writing Tips from TV: Lessons from Project Runway

I love Project Runway. Drama + high fashion + catty fighting = Awesome. But probably the most fun part about this show is watching creative minds at work. But what lessons can a writer take away from this show? #1) … Continue reading

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Tips for writing with a co-author #3: Avoiding Conflicts

So now you have a co-author and you’ve figured out how you’re going to write together, but chances are, you won’t get very far without some sort of disagreement. But how can you prevent these disagreements from escalating? 1) Give … Continue reading

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Tips for writing with a co-author #2: Logistics

Now that you’ve picked a co-author (see previous post), how exactly do you get the work done? Step 1) Create an outline What is your story about? Who are your characters? What’s going to happen to them? When you are … Continue reading

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Tips for writing with a co-author: Four Characteristics of a Good Co-author

After racking my brain for blog ideas this week, I’ve decided to answer a question that I get asked all the time by fellow writers as well as non-writer friends: How do you write with a co-author? As you may … Continue reading

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The world’s largest book!

Via The New Yorker’s Book Bench: Apparently the world’s largest book is Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Himalayan Kingdom by MIT’s Michael Hawley available from Amazon.com by Friendly Planet for $30,000. Wow. I am definitely putting this one on my … Continue reading

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Hannah by Kathryn Lasky

Hannah by Kathryn Lasky A fantasy/historical fiction novel about a poor orphan girl in late 19th century New England who discovers within herself a strange longing and need for the ocean. The novel was inspired by a painting at the … Continue reading

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Scrivener day #4: Oops.

Hooray! I successfully figured out how to completely screw up my manuscript! I hit command-k thinking it would bring up keywords on Scrivener and accidentally split two of my cards. Not a big deal, (and I should probably change the … Continue reading

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Scivener Trial Day #3

(yes, it’s been a while since i sat down to work on this project) I implemented some of the suggestions posted by someone at Scrivener to the blogger version of my blog. So far so good. I basically renamed “Labels” … Continue reading

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B&N sued by Spring Design

Remember when I said that Spring Design’s new e-reader was similar to Barnes and Noble’s Nook? Turns out it might just be the other way around. Apparently Spring Design is suing B&N for ripping off their ideas. Spring Designs says they worked with B&N … Continue reading

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