Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weekly Scratch: Books! Inspiration! Provocation! Opportunities!

Howdy, folks. Phew, this is a busy time of year for me.  School starts. Football.  The fall routine is almost set up so the weekly blog is getting back on track. We have a schmooze coming up -- 9:30 AM Critique (bring  copies) and 10 AM (meeting) at the College Station Barnes and Noble.  Bring in your brilliant ways of how to keep track of your manuscript submissions.  It's a roundtable discussion.

Our conference is also coming up folks.  Here is the link. Sign up!  It's going to be fab.  Here's the scoop:

Connections & Craft
November 12, 2011 A&M United Methodist Church
417 University Drive
College Station, TX 77840

As another tidbit.  Oh, my Brian Floca is going to be speaking at our conference!  Here is a  nice interview with Brian that you may wish to check out.


Here's what is hot at the Naperville Public Library in Illinois.  From PW.
And here is a link to this week's NY Times bestsellers.  
Here are the Amazon bestsellers. 
Here are the current INDIEBOUND bestsellers.


Here is a post from literary agent Sarah Davies -- The Spirit of Normandy. This is one encouraging post.

Here's a post from Joe Konrath about How to Succeed.


The uphill battle for authors with original work. Definitely a provocative post.

Need some instant creativity juice, here's some weird and wonderful advice.


Just a reminder. Here is a new magazine for emerging YA authors. It's called Sucker Literary Magazine. It's featured in PW. It's a place for short fiction. You may wish to check it out.
You need to be working on your story now if you plan to enter the 2012 Highlights For Children contest.   Here is the contest information link.

If you want to go to the Children's Writing Workshop at Chautauqua, you get an edge if your scholarship application is early.

Hunger Mountain is out there. This is a reminder too.

See you next time for more scratch!

Any views expressed here are my own and  not necessarily those of the SCBWI.
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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