Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Fanatic Report 3


Read, Watch and Listen. This is my weekly roundup of awesome posts!

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As always, let's take a peek first at what's been happening here on my blog this week!

* This week on "Me Mondays" I discussed how I host my giveaways! The secret? Stop by the post and check it out!

* For those participating in the "Beach Reads" Summer Challenge, Holly Nicole Hoxter stopped by! It's almost time for the big day of prize winners. Come back tomorrow to see the big prize and post your wrap-up!

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* Peachtree Publishing had a fantastic article about writing to publishers to request review copies. As a blogger I know this can be daunting. It's nice to hear from a publisher about what they would like to see in an email.

* Ever wondered how to go about requesting donations from authors and bloggers? Once again Parajunkee does a fabulous job of explaining the proper way to handle this tricky email.

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* I loved this article by The Perpetual Page-Turner on book spoilers this week! I think Mockingjay has persuaded a lot of people to step forward about how they feel about this subject.

* The League of Extraordinary Writers posted an interesting question this week. Are we getting closer to the Hunger Games?

* How to Build a Bully, a look into how Adele Griffin built the characters for her new book The Julian Game.

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* This week the fabulous Maggie Stiefvater shared with us 7 Steps to Writing a Novel, complete with hilarious pictures!

* Ever had a problem with writing a house setting in your book? YA Highway posted this week about steps to make sure your house is a home, giving insight into the lives of your characters.

* Writer Unboxed posted an intriguing look at Telegraphing and other pace killers you'll want to avoid in your WIP.

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* NinjaBread Men Cookies. (Did she say Ninja?) Oh yeah I did! I want to make about 100 of these and nom their heads off one by one. Hi-ya chomp!!!

* Netflix streaming is now on the iPhone and the iPad. Wow! Seriously, it's easier than ever to be away from your house. Why ever go home? Well to sleep I guess...

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This week I bring you the trailer for Party by Tom Leveen.

It's saturday night in Santa Barbara and school is done for the year. Everyone is headed to the same party. Or at least it seems that way. The place is packed. The beer is flowing. Simple, right? But for 11 different people the motives are way more complicated. As each character takes a turn and tells his or her story, the eleven individuals intersect, and reconnect, collide, and combine in ways that none of them ever saw coming.




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