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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: More Tips for Writing a Strong First Page
Ah, first pages. The best and the worst, the most fun to read when done well and the most difficult to get right. There’s nothing better than reading a really great first page, but it’s a lot of pressure to put on yourself when you know that it’s the first (and sometimes the only) part of your manuscript that an ...
Nostalgic Book Fair Favorites: If You Like That, Read This!
Ahhh, October. The time of year when I start desperately longing for scarves, sweaters, and apple cider doughnuts, and also the season when I go back to my personal favorite tweet of all time:
u ever smell the air and it smells like the fourth grade scholastic bookfair on a chilly tuesday in october of 2007— Emily Senesac (@esacagewea) September ...
Best Dressed Books: 8 Awards Show Looks and the YA Books That Match
I will confess: I am an awards show devotee. I will watch them all, regardless of whether I actually like the thing they are giving out awards for or have never seen even ONE of the movies nominated for that year’s Oscars—I gotta watch it! Part of this is that I am an admittedly judge-y person, and therefore love to ...
The Truth About Happily Ever After,
Going Off Script,
Publishing 101: Comp Titles Demystified
Sometimes when you work in publishing, living and breathing it every day, it’s difficult to remember that the industry has its own language. For a business that revolves entirely around the written word, you’d think we’d be better at communicating what our own industry language means to outsiders! Comp titles are one of those things that, if you aren’t familiar ...
pulling back the curtains,
behind the scenes,
5 YA Books to Get You in the Holiday Spirit When It’s 90 Degrees Outside
I am an advocate for Christmas in July. I’m an advocate for Christmas whenever you want it, to be perfectly honest, but July works. There’s nothing I want more than a nice snow shower when I’m entering the fiery pits of the New York City subway in mid-July, so here are a few books to put you in the holiday ...
My True Crush Gave to Me,