Today’s topic was supposed to be “research – good resources.” As that’s broader than Angelina Jolie’s lips, I decided to narrow it down to the resources I used/ still use for young adult writing. Basically, this is going to be a link salad post of all the places I haunted and still haunt along the way to publication. I know I’m probably missing some, but these are most of the biggies. And yes, I do read them all. Yes, I do spend toooo much time on the computer. I try to do all my blog-reading on one day though, so it keeps it under wraps!
So, the list:
Verla Kay’s Forum for Children’s Writers (includes YA), fondly known as the “Blueboards”
This is a great, supportive forum populated by amateurs and professionals alike.
An anonymous literary agent (well, her cover has probably been blown) who blogged very extensively about the business of writing and submitting works.
A place to find out which agents represent your brand of fun.
A handful of literary agents’ blogs that I read:
Two random editors thrown in for fun:
The blogs I read on YA lit: