This week’s writing links feature a cool list of 10 great science fiction novels for girls, a theoretical map of ‘The Hunger Games’ Panem, a poll that reveals only 11% of readers discover books they read from social networking and 10 tips to bypass cliche and melodrama in your writing.
I haven’t read ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ since my childhood, but I always remembered it fondly. Often championed as a YA classic in the same vein as C.S. Lewis, the book is featured on the 10 great science fiction novels for girls list (even though I think it classifies more as a fantasy book). It’s a great list nonetheless if you have a little voracious reader who wants to expand her reading horizons.
In other news, there have been some great success stories from Amazon’s KDP sharing program and more news concerning their escalating war with Barnes & Nobles. I don’t really have too much insight into the situation, but I do know that it would be a shame if there were no book stores in the near future. I understand the efficiency of Amazon (I use it all the time), but really wonder what would generate book recommendations if there was no physical browsing available to buyers. I fear that it may remove spontaneity from the book buying process. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that. Either way, here are some links!
– 10 Great Science Fiction Books For Girls (flavorwire)
– 10 Tips To Bypass Cliche And Melodrama (writersdigest)
– Sf Signal Reviews ‘Shadows In Flight’ By Orson Scott Card (sfsignal)
– Barnes & Noble Will Not Stock Any Books Published By Amazon (mediabistro)
– The Great Social Media Flim-Flam (susankiernanlewis)
– David Kazzie: How Amazon’s KDP Select Saved My Book (thecorner)
– Science Fiction Futures Ruled By The Popular Kids (io9)
– A Well Researched Map Of The Hunger Games Panem (io9)
– Coming Soon: The Best Of Tor.com In A Free Mini Ebook Anthology (tor)
– New Agent Alert: Carlie Webber Of The Jane Rotrosen Agency (guidetoliteraryagents)
– SFWA Review: ‘The Late American Novel’ (sfwa)
– A Brief Survey Of William S. Burroughs References In Pop Culture (flavorwire)