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Tumblr Takes The Brooklyn Book Festival!

This Sunday, 9/21, hundreds of authors and plenty of your favorite publishers, bookstores, and librarians will be at the Brooklyn Book Festival. If you can be there, you totally should. But if not, our team of Tumblr Correspondents will be able to make you feel like you are with photos, gifs, drawings, quotes, writing tips, advice, reviews and more.

Follow this ace team at lastnightsreading, bookstalker, pith, yeahwriters, brooklynbook, jenhedonia, brooklynbrooke, and twentysomethingvagabond, or stick to books.tumblr.com where we’ll post their highlights all day long.

Are you coming too? Share your coverage with the #BKBF tag.

Yay Yeah Write is officially covering the Brooklyn Book Festival for Tumblr! Seeya there!!

Tagged: #bkbf

Hello! My name is Megan, and I’d love a chance to work on you with your projects. I recently graduated with my BA in Creative Writing from Florida State University, and am an intern at Cambridge Writers’ Workshop, as well as a freelance copywriter and editor, and have previously worked for literary magazines and music magazines. I’ve been published in several different journals, ranging from print to online, in genres including urban fantasy and literary fiction, and have work coming out in the near future. My interests are primarily magical realism/urban fantasy (think Neil Gaiman and Holly Black), but I’m also extremely interested in Southern Gothic (Capote, O’Connor, etc). I’d be happy to read anything YA, or adult oriented, not picky about sex, violence, or profanity, however I will not read fanfiction (sorry.) I’m very meticulous, and really enjoy the process of workshopping, and would love to establish some relationships with other writers in this community. Feel free to contact me through my ask box at wepreyasw0lves.tumblr.com and we can set up a line of communication through that. Looking forward to hearing from you! All the best xx

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readpenguin:

Hello, world! Welcome to the Penguin Tumblr. Very pleased to meet you. 
This is your spot for vintage Penguin images, interviews with authors, notes from our editors, tours of the Penguin headquarters, jacket art designs and other miscellaneous book-talkery. 
You can count on bad puns, beautiful books, classic literature, and plenty more. 
Thank you for joining us here for our debutante ball. Feeling like this right now. 

Big news, y’all!

Ooooh hi Penguin! Let’s be friends!
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readpenguin:

Hello, world! Welcome to the Penguin Tumblr. Very pleased to meet you. 
This is your spot for vintage Penguin images, interviews with authors, notes from our editors, tours of the Penguin headquarters, jacket art designs and other miscellaneous book-talkery. 
You can count on bad puns, beautiful books, classic literature, and plenty more. 
Thank you for joining us here for our debutante ball. Feeling like this right now. 

Big news, y’all!

Ooooh hi Penguin! Let’s be friends!

books:

readpenguin:

Hello, world! Welcome to the Penguin Tumblr. Very pleased to meet you. 

This is your spot for vintage Penguin images, interviews with authors, notes from our editors, tours of the Penguin headquarters, jacket art designs and other miscellaneous book-talkery.

You can count on bad puns, beautiful books, classic literature, and plenty more. 

Thank you for joining us here for our debutante ball. Feeling like this right now. 

Big news, y’all!

Ooooh hi Penguin! Let’s be friends!

After I graduated from NYU, I decided not to pursue an MFA in creative writing. Instead, I created my own post-graduate writing program, which entailed several years spent traveling around the country and world, taking jobs at bars and restaurants and ranches, listening to how people spoke, collecting experiences and writing constantly.
- Elizabeth Gilbert, as quoted in Flavorwire’s 27 Writers on Whether or Not You Should Get Your MFA
minimaldesks:

Collin Henderson is a Toronto based front-end developer and designer, and this is his workspace.

This is my new workspace! I’m a web developer in Toronto, Canada, and when I’m not in the office downtown, this is where I get things done. It’s almost entirely from Ikea. The big computer is a 3.2Ghz quad core i5 27” iMac, and the laptop is my personal 13” retina MacBook Pro. 
minimaldesks:

Collin Henderson is a Toronto based front-end developer and designer, and this is his workspace.

This is my new workspace! I’m a web developer in Toronto, Canada, and when I’m not in the office downtown, this is where I get things done. It’s almost entirely from Ikea. The big computer is a 3.2Ghz quad core i5 27” iMac, and the laptop is my personal 13” retina MacBook Pro. 

minimaldesks:

Collin Henderson is a Toronto based front-end developer and designer, and this is his workspace.

This is my new workspace! I’m a web developer in Toronto, Canada, and when I’m not in the office downtown, this is where I get things done. It’s almost entirely from Ikea. The big computer is a 3.2Ghz quad core i5 27” iMac, and the laptop is my personal 13” retina MacBook Pro. 

Tagged: #good morning!
I like to stay dumb, as a writer, especially in the early stages of creating a story. I’ll trip myself up if I try to control things or pretend that I know more than I really do.
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Author Victor Lodato discusses his work. His story, “Jack, July,” appears in this week’s issue.

(via newyorker)

Currently in the middle of reading Jack, July and the jury is still out about whether I like it. Which is kinda why I like it?

If you are a writer, and you have a novel idea that you are excited about writing, write it. Don’t go on message boards and ask random Internet denizens whether or not something is allowed. … Who is the writer here? YOU ARE. Whose book is it? YOUR BOOK. There are no writing police. No one is going to arrest you if you write a teen vampire novel post Twilight. No one is going to send you off to a desert island to live a wretched life of worm eating and regret because your book includes things that could be seen as cliché.

If you have a book that you want to write, just write the damn thing. Don’t worry about selling it; that comes later. Instead, worry about making your book good. Worry about the best way to order your scenes to create maximum tension, worry about if your character’s actions are actually in character; worry about your grammar. DON’T worry about which of your stylistic choices some potential future editor will use to reject you, and for the love of My Little Ponies don’t worry about trends. Trying to catching a trend is like trying to catch a falling knife—dangerous, foolhardy, and often ending in tears, usually yours.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t pay attention to what’s getting published; keeping an eye on what’s going on in your market is part of being a smart and savvy writer. But remember that every book you see hitting the shelves today was sold over a year ago, maybe two. Even if you do hit a trend, there’s no guarantee the world won’t be totally different by the time that book comes out. The only certainty you have is your own enthusiasm and love for your work. …

If your YA urban fantasy features fairies, vampires, and selkies and you decide halfway through that the vampires are over-complicating the plot, that is an appropriate time to ax the bloodsuckers. If you decide to cut them because you’re worried there are too many vampire books out right now, then you are betraying yourself, your dreams, and your art.

If you’re like pretty much every other author in the world, you became a writer because you had stories you wanted to tell. Those are your stories, and no one can tell them better than you can. So write your stories, and then edit your stories until you have something you can be proud of. Write the stories that excite you, stories you can’t wait to share with the world because they’re just so amazing. If you want to write Murder She Wrote in space with anime-style mecha driven by cats, go for it. Nothing is off limits unless you do it badly.

And if you must obsess over something, obsess over stuff like tension and pacing and creating believable characters. You know, the shit that matters. There are no writing police. This is your story, no one else’s. Tell it like you want to.
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Rachel Aaron (via relatedworlds)

Yeah, so, this answers a lot of asks I get. It’s also why YW focuses on technique and style, and less on content and research.

(via clevergirlhelps)

This is so important

(via freddlounds)

File this under things I don’t remember reblogging, and another post where my comment isn’t sourced (but obv it was me cause it says YW!).

books:

Save the date! Spread the word! And kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival and Bookends week with Tumblr, recommendedreading, penamerican, and buzzfeedbooks!
We’ll have Karl Ove Knausgård “My Struggle” Mad Libs with kickstarter at 8, dancing with DJ sammybananas at 9, and free drinks as long as they last.
Hope to see you there!

Excited to head to this tonight! I’ll be the one standing awkwardly in the corner. See you there! :)
books:

Save the date! Spread the word! And kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival and Bookends week with Tumblr, recommendedreading, penamerican, and buzzfeedbooks!
We’ll have Karl Ove Knausgård “My Struggle” Mad Libs with kickstarter at 8, dancing with DJ sammybananas at 9, and free drinks as long as they last.
Hope to see you there!

Excited to head to this tonight! I’ll be the one standing awkwardly in the corner. See you there! :)
books:

Save the date! Spread the word! And kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival and Bookends week with Tumblr, recommendedreading, penamerican, and buzzfeedbooks!
We’ll have Karl Ove Knausgård “My Struggle” Mad Libs with kickstarter at 8, dancing with DJ sammybananas at 9, and free drinks as long as they last.
Hope to see you there!

Excited to head to this tonight! I’ll be the one standing awkwardly in the corner. See you there! :)

books:

Save the date! Spread the word! And kick off the Brooklyn Book Festival and Bookends week with Tumblr, recommendedreading, penamerican, and buzzfeedbooks!

We’ll have Karl Ove Knausgård “My Struggle” Mad Libs with kickstarter at 8, dancing with DJ sammybananas at 9, and free drinks as long as they last.

Hope to see you there!

Excited to head to this tonight! I’ll be the one standing awkwardly in the corner. See you there! :)