The transcript of Tim Wynne-Jones' wonderful keynote speech, "An Address and a Map: Discovering Your Genius as a Writer" is available here.
The Summer 2011 issue of Hunger Mountain (the literary Journal of Vermont College of Fine Arts) is now available online and the Young Adult and Children's Literature section includes sneak peeks, short fiction, and great writing craft articles about gray space (elision) and ways to makes setting exciting. Check it out.
While visiting Hunger Mountain be sure to read Caitlin Leffel's article, "The Space Bar is Not a Design Tool" which is in the section The Writer's Life. Though Leffel's focus is on nonfiction, almost everything she writes can be applied to writing fiction. If you need more encouragement, here is a teaser quote:
"Wordless space in prose is never mute."
Janet Fox, a YA author and VCFA grad, recently blogged about security, love, and her wish that every child can experience a childhood with loving parents. She also writes about what she discovered in historical sources (early 1900s) when researching for her YA novel, Forgiven. For each comment to her post, she'll donate a dollar to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Also tomorrow Uma Krishnaswami starts her blog tour for her book, The Grand Plan to Fix Everything. My interview with her will be posted here next week.
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