Happy Sunday everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week! Here are some great links from around the blogging universe:
Jade, a YA writer from Australia, knows that sometimes it sucks to be an unpublished writer, thinking you'll never, ever, ever, EVER make it. Here, she talks about how to make that feeling suck less.
Over on The Urban Muse, learn 5 mistakes that weaken your writing. Although the blog is geared toward freelance writers, there's always good info on there for fiction writers (and it's a great source of information if you're considering getting into freelance writing!)
The lessons from SCBWI-LA keep rolling in! This one, posted over at Children's Publishing blog, is basically all about the aggregate lessons they learned from the conference, and how it all boiled down to one thing - how to sell your novel.
It's Dystopian August over at Presenting Lenore! Head over for reviews, giveaways, autho interviews, discussions with dystopian readers, and more about my favorite genre, all from the lovely and talented Lenore!
Rachelle Gardener has a great post about all the questions you want to ask an agent before you sign with them. (You mean you don't just immediately say OMGOMGOMGYESYESTHANKYOUPLEASEYES!!!! ? No. No you don't.)
Mockingjay is almost here! (And apparently in some stores it's here already. Say what?) To celebrate, my friend Julie hosted a week of Hunger Games-related posts, including a haiku day, featuring bad poetry from yours truly!
Dear Emilia Plater, You are so cute that you kill me a little inside. Especially when you make adorable videos where you rewrite the lyrics to pop songs and make them about publishing. Love, Heather
An interesting article from The Huffington Post about what motivates the book buyer.
The YA 5 explains how everything they need to know about life they learned from YA books.
Have a great week!