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May. 20th, 2012 | 01:03 pm
mood: busybusy

My lovely friend Becky has created an awesome worldbuilding resource for fantasy writers. Check it out!

Also, you may have seen this already, but I just found the scanned image of one of J. K. Rowling's outlines for keeping track of subplots, and I kind of love it. It seems to me like doing this could be a great thing for editing - could really help you make sure each chapter is advancing plot and that the subplots are being advanced at an even rate.

I just found and love love love this post by Maureen Johnson, in which she expresses a view basically identical to mine (if more eloquent) about the "crisis" in "boy books" and boys reading. I had a teacher come into the library yesterday looking for a book to read aloud to her class who said she was especially concerned about getting one that would appeal to the boys. Look, I know that on some level you want to do whatever seems most likely to increase literacy and get kids interested in books. But - well, I can't say it any better than Johnson does in her post.

And finally, YA Highway is a cool blog about teen books, writing, and various related things by a group of YA authors. Fun stuff.

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from: angeladegroot
date: May. 22nd, 2012 12:58 pm (UTC)

Thanks for the links. Keeping track of themes and building worlds are two things I need help with.

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from: anicalewis
date: May. 24th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)

Hope these help, then! :)

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