Wednesday Link-Ups

17 Oct

Hello writers and friends (and writer friends)!

There’s a lot going on right now on the Internet. (Why does it just seem like there are some days when I get online to do some writing-related surfing, and I come up dry? While there are other days that provide me with a wealth of information everywhere I turn?)

Here are some link-ups to some interesting, informative, and inspiring posts I’ve found today online. I hope that they do something for the writer in you.

* John Green is one of my favorite current young adult authors. His An Abundance of Katherines and Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with David Levithan) are both fabulous reads; his blog and frequent videos on reading and writing topics are just as on-point.

Check out this interview with Green from Huffington Post Books to get his take on where he likes to read, the “best” classic (I have to agree with him that The Great Gatsby has “the best sentence, like ever”), and his least favorite (I have to disagree; I loved “Ethan Frome”).

John Green Interview

* Folio Online (always a treasure trove of great information for writers) interviews magazine editors and asks, “Would these editors hire you?” The interviewed editors (of Fitness and Durham Magazine) provide some really good insights.

Would These Editors Hire You?

* “The increasing popularity of Twitter as an online marketing medium makes it a viable option for freelance writers promoting themselves, but it’s not without drawbacks,” says this article on the excellent The Urban Muse blog (and then offers the pros and cons of Twitter as a marketing medium).

Twitter and Marketing

* Do you need some ideas for the next book to read? If you want something high-quality (no fluffy, beach read here), check out the nominees for this year’s National Book Awards. The National Book Foundation announces the finalists for the 2012 awards in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. (The winners will be announced on Nov. 14.)

2012 National Book Award finalists


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