Friday Linky List, August 8, 2014

At The New Yorker: Amazon's Failed Pitch To Authors - still a muddly mess.

At The Wall Street Journal: The Power of the Doodle: Improve Your Focus and Memory. "Research Shows That Doodling Helps People Stay Focused, Grasp New Concepts and Retain Information.

From NerdyChicksWrite: Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich: Bring the Drama: Using Stage/Screen Techniques for Full-Bodied Characters

At Things You Should Know About Introverts - I can be one too. Seriously. Don't laugh. I'm a Gemini, I am half socialite and half introvert.

From PW ShelfTalker: Requesting Author Events with Grids by Josie Leavitt of the Flying Pig Bookstore in Vermont. Nice inside peek into how these things work...

At The Nerdy Book Club: The Phenomenon of the 100 Page Club by Stephanie Severson. Teachers - this is a must read!

Via Nathan Bransford's blog: 4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator of Calvin & Hobbes

Go Little Shop of Stories for being named one of The 14 Absolute Best U.S. Kids' Bookstores (As Chosen By Teachers)!!! at BuzzFeed

Do you know about the Publishers Weekly Kids Casts? Audio interviews with top children's book creators. The ARCHIVES are fantastic!

From PW: Four Questions for... Andrew Karre (on the acquisition and publication of the Carnegie-winning The Bunker Diary. That last line in the interview is priceless. Go Andrew!

At School Library Journal - Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense - YES!

From Slate: The Secret Rules of Adjective Order - GREAT! I might need to use this one in a writing class. (Thanks to the hubbie for this one).

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