By Dennis Abrams With the exception of actually writing the book, the biggest challenge facing most first-time YA novelists is this: how do you get noticed and how do you get it read? The slush pile has largely gone the way of Maxwell Perkins and the three-martini lunch. Getting an agent to sell the work to a publisher is next to impossible unless you’ve already sold a work to a publisher. What’s an aspiring novelist to do? Look to the land down under.
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Living the best possible life
‘Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune.’ ~Walt Whitman Post written by Leo Babauta . Follow me on twitter or identica . I’m a pretty positive person — I consider it one of the keys to the modest success I’ve had in creating new habits and achieving things in the last few years.
Spiritual & Zen
Over the years I’ve learned dozens of little tricks and insights for making life more fulfilling. They’ve added up to a significant improvement in the ease and quality of my day-to-day life. But the major breakthroughs have come from a handful of insights that completely rocked my world and redefined reality forever. The world now seems to be a completely different one than the one I lived in about ten years ago, when I started looking into the mechanics of quality of life. It wasn’t the world (and its people) that changed really, it was how I thought of it.
Hi friends! We are traveling home today from an amazing trip to New York. Here are a few photos that the four of us snapped with our iPhones...
Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword.