Wow wow and wow.
Zen and the Art of Quicksand: My Twenty-Three-Year Descent Into Literary Failure, Rejection, and Redemption :: Poets and Writers
“As an agent, I do give priority to referrals, but I think there might be some confusion among writers concerning what actually constitutes a referral. So let’s break it down.”
Referrals: A Powerful Tool When Used Wisely :: Pub Rants
“According to a recent Penguin Random House Publishing Services report, as a whole, both children’s fiction and nonfiction are up, with sales of nonfiction being particularly strong.”
Non-Fiction Rocks…Even During COVID! :: The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
“The strongest surviving tether reveals the core value of a character in a moment in time; it is that thing that remains even in the fiercest winds when we’re still in possession of our will, with our feet still barely under us.”
The Edge of Now, and Its Gift for Writers :: Writer Unboxed
“It is…impossible to give correct advice for one person in one situation. The best you can do is give advice that unlocks a door. Something that suggests a path. An edit is not a decree, it’s a question. And that question can lead to better answers. But not right ones.”
This is Advice :: Publishing is Hard
“All of Austen’s novels are about misinterpretation, about people reading other people incorrectly. Catherine Morland, in Northanger Abbey, reads General Tilney wrong. Elizabeth Bennet reads Mr. Darcy wrong. Marianne Dashwood, in Sense and Sensibility, gets Willoughby wrong, and Edmund Bertram, in Mansfield Park, gets Mary Crawford wrong. Emma gets everybody wrong. There might be a warning to the reader here: do not think that you are getting it right, either.”
How to Misread Jane Austen :: The New Yorker
A look at working on the art and design of picture books from home.
Making Children’s Books in the Era of COVID-19 :: Publisher’s Weekly