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The Week in #Writing: @KamiGarcia’s Favorite Posts & Tips 8/22/14 http://wp.me/p2UB1X-1qz @RomanceUniv @realjohngreen #TFIOS
New Featurette! (From Warner Bros Netherlands)
After all their success, it’s no surprise to see that Lionsgate has (finally!) penned a deal to get THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT airing on a cable network, though it’s probably not the one you’d expect!
The cable rights to both series, including the eventual release of films that have not yet been released in theaters, have been sold to TNT– the “We know drama” network.
TNT will release THE…
Meet raecarson, author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy!
1. City of Birth: Oakland, California
2. City of Residence: Phoenix, AZ
3. Favourite Book Of All Time: ONLY ONE?! That is the cruelest question ever. Some books I love are: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough, All the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
4. Your Favourite Place To Read: My bed.
5. Favourite Snack: Potato chips—the more salty and fattening, the better
6. Signature Dish: Microwaved leftovers
7. Favourite Subject In School: Early American History
8. Favourite Movie: Star Wars, Episode IV
9. Favourite Show To Binge Watch: Game of Thrones
10. Favourite Album From Your Childhood: Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”
11. Words To Live By: “Fail forward.”
12. Song that makes you want to burst out into a solo dance party: Gangnam Style. Please don’t judge me.
13. If you could pull a Freaky Friday with anyone who would it be?: Carrie Fisher, so I could sneak onto the set of the new Star Wars.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories is on sale next week! Originally published digitally, The Shadow Cats, The Shattered Mountain, and The King’s Guard each center around a character vital to Elisa, the heroine of The Girl of Fire and Thorns. It’s a must-have for every fan of the trilogy. Start reading it here.
We’ve teamed up with the fabulous people at @booksofwonder to bring you the #IronTrialPreorder Campain! When you preorder your SIGNED copy of The Iron Trial by Holly Black & @cassieclare1 from Books of Wonder you’ll be entered to win 1 of 3 SIGNED copies of The Bane Chronicles! Details here http://www.mundiemoms.blogspot.com/2014/08/preorder-your-signed-copy-of-iron-trail.html?m=1 @scholasticinc @simonteen
If I don’t have a tour stop near you, come hang out with me here on September 6, 8:30 p.m. Eastern.
My cat looks a bit like Grimalkin from the Iron Fey series, which is great because i love Grimalkin
Just a cute kitty laying down to read some books!
There are thirty extra pages of content in this book, including:
- a map
- author interview
- short story
- a history of the future world
- and more!
Additionally, every copy will be shipped with a packet of art cards featuring brand new, exclusive art from three different artists depicting the characters and scenes from both this book and the Across the Universe books. And every copy will include a coupon code for a free electronic version of the book available on nearly any e-reader, via Smashwords.
The special edition will be signed and numbered, and only 300 will ever be on sale. So get one while you can for only $14.99, shipping internationally! Meanwhile, you can also enter this giveaway for one free copy.
Liz Climo on her creative process, and what it’s like, for her, at least, to be a cartoonist.
Everyone, even non-artists like me, should read this great guest piece Liz Climo wrote for The Toast. Funny and inspirational: the perfect combo.
There are three important ingredients to a good video…the writing, the performance, and the editing. Now, of course, lots of videos have those things blend together…sometimes I write while I film and sometimes while I edit (deciding to put stuff on screen or cut things (cutting is a huge part of writing) or even to go back and shoot something new.)
But while I once upon a time showed you a video of me editing…I’ve never shared anything about my writing process or my shooting process. So I’m gonna open the book as part of a larger project. Let’s call it the Nerdfighter Online Video Workshop.
It comes in three parts:
Check out the prompts (and guide) on my WattPad, here. Write scripts and share them on WattPad using the appropriate tags. Whether or not you are writing in the workshop, feel free to thoughtfully and conscientiously critique submissions (which you can find by searching for the appropriate tags) using WattPad comments.
- A long boring video of me writing a script
- A bunch of Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
- The prompts at WattPad
- Other People’s scripts
Check out the scripts (particularly the unpublished Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts) and film (and ideally edit) your performance. Of course we understand that your software and hardware aren’t necessarily going to be top notch. Phone videos encouraged! Upload your video and name it “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO *USERNAME*” with your username in place of *USERNAME*.
Whether or not you are making a video for the workshop feel free to search YouTube for “NOVW PERFORMANCE VIDEO” and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique performances.
- A video of me unedited…so you can see that vloggers don’t just rattle off their scripts perfectly the first time.
- Various Vlogbrothers and SciShow scripts
- Other People’s Performances
Download this unedited Vlogbrothers video (there are lots of ways to download YouTube videos, this one works well for me), edit it however you want…do literally whatever you want to it, and then upload it with the title “EDITEDCOMMENTSVIDEO *USERNAME*” where *USERNAME* is your username.
Whether or not you are uploading an edited video, feel free to search for videos in the editing workshop and thoughtfully and conscientiously critique them.
Yes, I will be looking at this stuff…though probably not for a while because I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next week or two (or three). I’m very excited to see what comes of this. Please be helpful and thoughtful and encouraging to each other. I hope this is interesting and useful to you (and also to me.)
Also, tag all related content novw here on Tumblr or on YouTube or Twitter or wherever.
I found the giraffes making love on the TFIOS movie