Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent today visiting my sister-in-law (it's her birthday! Or was a few days ago.) and eating the delicious food her boyfriend/life partner makes (OMG curry chickpea salad? YESPLEASEOMNOM) and reading The Sky is Everywhere, which is rocking my FACE OFF with the awesome writing. I don't know whether to laugh or cry thanks to all the awesome, but I do know that you should all read this book like yesterday. I also started packing for SCBWI-LA today, and wondered if five pairs of shoes was too many for a five-day trip. I decided it wasn't.
Anyway, here are some great links from around the Interwebz this week!
Literary agent Jennifer Laughran asked (via Twitter) for the most common publishing myths, then debunked them in this fantastic blog post.
Hannah Moskowitz asks, "Why don't boys read YA?"
Many bloggers freak out about how many comments they get, analyze their Google analytics, and obsess over their Twitter followers and RTs, and Anne Riley explains why.
Jody Hedlund asks who deserves the title of writer, and who should be called an author?
Slush Pile Hell hosted a Twitter contest to find the worst children's book name. There were over 1,000 entries, and the winners were awesome.
With SCBWI coming up, I thought this post from Writer's Digest, on why writers should attend conferences and how to make the most of them, was especially timely.
Steph Bowe explained why real, living boys should never be compared to Edward Cullen.
Wondering how to write really, really, really bad fiction? Holly Lisle has you covered with her guide to writing suckitudinous fiction.
Have a great week everyone!