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Hey y'all! I know a number of you guys are published authors, so I wanted to post this here. My client, Sacha, is looking for YA/MG mentors for a "pay it forward" kind of program. You'll be paired up with a fledgling writer who is looking for a little guidance. The program runs for two months, and you only need to contribute an hour or two a week.


In other news, I know my blog is a little quiet lately. It's becuase I'm working on this:

That's my editorial letter for RIPPLE. AFTER I trimmed out all the nicer/complimentary stuff and focused entirely on the To-Dos. I spent 7 hours yesterday working on it.


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Sep. 7th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Is there anyway for a fledgling to get involved?
Sep. 7th, 2010 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, but if you visit the link, Sacha's email is there. Feel free to contact her!
Sep. 7th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
Good luck with revisions--I jsut got my last novel sent to copyedits. Hope yours is heading there soon!
Sep. 10th, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Cynsational News & Giveaways
User cynleitichsmith referenced to your post from Cynsational News & Giveaways saying: [...] around me (and the world inside me), and I’m trying to express that in a way that others will understand, and perhaps come to see themselves in, at least a little bit."

Habits of a Working Writer by Kristi Holl from Writer's First Aid. Peek: "You must begin to think like a writer–and that will lead you to acting like a writer. Then you’ll build the habits of a writer–and eventually you will get to enjoy the benefits of being a writer."

Books for Children about Grandparents from Cynthia Leitich Smith Children's Literature. Notes: can you suggest some recent releases to add to the list? Grandparents Day is Sept. 12.

Daniel Powers on Picture Books: Part 2, the Physical Relationship Between Text and Image; Part 3, the Conceptual Relationship Between Text and Image; Part 4, Pictures Leading the Narrative from Uma Krishnaswami at Writing with a Broken Tusk. Don't miss Part 1, the Physicality of a Picture Book (and Continued).

Reading Aloud: An Effective Editorial Tool by Mary Lindsey from QueryTracker.net. Peek: "The human mind compensates for errors. When reading, mistakes are missed because the brain anticipates patterns and corrects inconsistencies automatically. Reading out loud forces the reader to slow the rate, which helps identify errors."

The Pirate Code of Children's Literature by Stacy Whitman, Editorial Director, Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books from Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Peek: "A lot of editors will suggest that you make your protagonist a year or two older than your anticipated reader. Kids older or younger might read and love the book, but the targeted reader is probably in a narrow age band."

Margaret Manuel's I See Me: a board book recommendation by Debbie Reese from American Indians in Children's Literature. Peek: "The child shown on the cover is on each page. Some pages are about the things all babies do (smile, cry) and some are things specific to Native cultures."

Author Guest Post: Kimberley Griffiths Little on the Book Trailer for The Healing Spell (Scholastic, 2010) from Jess at The Cozy Reader. Peek: "Nua Music wrote the original music for the trailer and created the sound design as well as doing final work on all the images to make them match in color and texture as well as producing the video and doing the opening and ending images, credits, etc." Note: Scholastic is offering the full song as a free download. Listen to "Treater Woman," and learn more about The Healing Spell.

Eleven Great Multicultural Blogs: complied by Mitali Perkins from Mitali's Fire Escape. Peek: "...focus specifically on ethnic and cultural diversity in the Kid/YA book world."

Call for Mentors: Middle Grade and YA from Sacha. Peek: "I am hoping to start a new session of my online mentoring project for middle grade and young adult authors. The plan is to pair up a fledgling writer with a published or soon to be published author." Note: the program runs two months and the anticipated time commitment is about an hour a week. Source: Mandy Hubbard [...]
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