Fabulous, fabulous Larry Doyle review of the latest Pinkwater book: There will be no stores open at midnight for the latest Pinkwater, no nerd swarms, girl gaggles or nerd-girl swaggles, cloaked as wizards or vampirettes, whining at the doors, demanding completion. There will be no subsequent blockbusting tent-pole movie starring the newest hotness. There will presumably be no Newbery, again, this year. The latest Pinkwater is nothing special, only the usual wonderful.
Nicola with a truly great writing process post. Don't miss: Trust me, if you listen to your body, you'll know when it's wrong. I get all kinds of physical signals of stress, ranging from a vague restlessness to finding it hard to breathe. The instant you begin to feel that, draw a line through the ms. Delete everything after that line. (Put it in a separate folder, if you must–but I'm telling you, you'll never use it. May as well just throw it away.)