Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Word to the Wise (and Enamored of Snark)

Every once in a while it occurs to me that my readers may not be reading the same blogs I am. So it's good to check.

Surely you're aware of Janet Reid (and if you don't know who she is, I'm not going to tell you) and Query Shark?

Via The Longstockings, test your typeface-awareness (and see if you can beat my score!): type test

Shelftalker, at Publisher's Weekly: the blog of a children's bookseller.

Favorite quotes this week:
“Teen books are like adult books, without all the bullshit.”
— H. Jack Martin, assistant coordinator of young adult services at New York Public Library

"The road to hell is paved with adverbs."
— Stephen King


Literaticat said...

rats, i only got 20!


Anonymous said...

I got a 23. And I used to do this for a living....ha..ha..ha.. And I spent a good chunk of my day dabbling with prospective fonts. There are just too many choices today... but a few are really gorgeous ones.

Very fun test. Typography is a beautiful art form.

Thanks for the link !!

Chris Eldin said...

I literally sobbed on that day in May. When the poodle said goodbye. Not kidding. I'm sitting at the computer and reading the goodbye message, bursts of snot and wheezy air emitting from my nose. My husband is like, "What the hell is the matter with you?" I just pointed to the poodle.

I heart Janet Reid and what she's doing with Query Shark.

And I heart you too, for being the honest editor's voice for children's writers!

Rose Green said...

Heh heh...I knew MS aka JR couldn't stay away from educating the masses...hurray!

Anonymous said...

Ha -- just read the Stephen King quote in 'On Writing' this past week. So why is it my editor ADDS adverbs??

Kimberly Lynn said...

Oooooo . . .

Thanks for sharing those links, EA. I’m working on a crime/horror novel and really didn’t think of querying an agent about it. Janet Reid’s blog is delicious. I need to menace my characters f-f-f-faster.

Kimbra Kasch said...

Only 13 out of 34. Guess I have to bone-up on my fonts

Sarahlynn said...

14. Wow, I suck.

Kristan said...

26, and I loved it!

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