Agent Nathan Bransford lists some writing maladies. My personal favorite is The Old Spice Guy Effect. How brilliant is it that pop culture references are so widely known that I knew what this one was even before reading the description?
One of the agents over at Dystel and Goderich pulled out a “from the vault” post about how he reads mss. Interesting dive into an agent’s thought process.
Another good D&G read about the appeal of YA to adults.
Writer Unboxed has some tips about keeping your ego in check once you’ve had some success.
Writer Kate Hart took some really awesome notes at the SCBWI conference the other week and I think these two tips of writing advice are especially helpful.
YA Author Michelle Hodkin is giving away four ARCs over at her blog.