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9/20/10 Writing and Publishing News

September 20, 2010

Tags: age discrimination, agents, Amazon, book marketing, ebooks, embargo, free speech, Google, libraries, plagiarism, publishing news, writers, writing tips, YA writing

How did Google post an embargoed book? Why canít you get library books on the Kindle? Why free speech isnít free when you pull a crazy Koran burning stunt. Plus, the real reasons why you were rejected. And 12 people who are changing publishing. These and other writing and publishing headlines are up at The Write Report.

Guest Post on So You Killed Off the Parents In Your YA/Middle Grade Book? Címon, You Know You Did It. Eight Ways the Law Affects Teen and Childrenís Stories

May 19, 2010

Tags: children's books, legal writing, middle grade writing, writing tips, YA writing

My guest post this week talks about why you need the law even when writing children's and teen books. Because the parents are so often absent due to death or divorce, your characters deal with custody, inheritance and all types of issues.

If you haven't seen LM Preston's blog, it's worth a visit for YA and sci fi writers. She covers all types of issues on genre writing.

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