So, I've never had a boyfriend, but I listen to all these songs already. I guess I'm really prepared. My favorites on this list are Skinny Love by Birdy, Breathe Again by Sara Bareilles, Payphone by Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa, Breakeven by The Script, The Scientist by Coldplay, Someone Like You by Adele, and All We Are by OneRepublic. Hope you like these songs as much as I do.
Oh, and I got this playlist from YA Highway.
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As the “Now What?” months storm ahead, we asked the thousands of kids, teens, and teachers who write with the Young Writers Program for their best revision advice. Here are a few things they told us.
On Getting Started:
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For our “Now What?” months, we wanted to be sure to get the perspectives of some very elusive publishing types: agents. Who are these mysterious creatures, and what are they looking for in your books? We recently held a chat on Twitter with the awesome folks of New Leaf Literary—Joanna Volpe, Kathleen Ortiz, and Suzie Townsend—about queries, publishing, and their best author advice for 2013:
What are your tips for a great author query?
“Get someone who hasn’t read your manuscript to read your query and give feedback. They should be intrigued and want to read more.” – Suzie (@sztownsend81)
“I love to see a good hook. What makes your story different from others? What makes it awesome? Like, super-awesome? Hook me in and get me to the sample pages. Query goal = accomplished.” – Kathleen (@KOrtizzle)
“There are a ton of query resources online. Check out Query Shark to start!” – Joanna (@JoSVolpe)
“In queries, I want to know the main character and the main plotline without anything weighing it down or confusing me. With queries, concise, well-edited, and professional is always best.” – Suzie
This is the great paradox of us, as writers… half of our consciousness is aware of the fact that real life can never be as exquisite as fiction, our romances never quite as sumptuous, the glances never quite as lingering, the people never quite the folded paper cranes of endless possibilities that our books suggest they will be… and yet, the other half of us goes on wishing for it, in faith, anyway.~inanimateobjects (via spencerhillpress)
The Art of Not Writing: "The End of My Torment" a.k.a Melodramatic Author is MelodramaticAnd the Revision Process according to Veronica Roth: The Beginner's Mind and Revision, Day 1: The Read Through, Day 2: The Giant List of Doom, Day 3: Mulling.
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