Link Roundup

I’m going to be honest: I’ve been trying all week to come up with a topic for this post and haven’t been able to. But hey, now I have an excuse to deluge you with links! Always a good time.

First up: J.R. Blackwell wrote this really awesome thing on tumblr about why you should be friends with other aspiring authors. Read it here.

Next: Incredibly talented Ch1Con and TCWT team member Ariel posted on her blog about performing at a slam poetry night at her university, and it’s about as cool as you’d expect. Check it out here.

My writing friend Hannah is home from college for spring break and wrote a beautiful post about what the idea of home is to her. Read it here.

Not sure if I’ve recommended this web series before, but Submissions Only is this adorable show about Broadway and New York City and I freaking love it. And the third season’s going to start soon, so catch up on the first two seasons on its Youtue channel here.

I have a new post on Teens Can Write, Too! I wrote about what makes favorite books, you know, favorites. Check it out here.

And last but not least: The March Ch1Con video chat will take place this Thursday at 8 PM Eastern! We’ll be discussing how to critique writing. Find more information here.

Aaand that is it for now. Check back tomorrow for a real post! Love you!

~Julia

Bonus Post: I’m on Lauren Oliver’s Tumblr

So today’s been a good day. Like a really good day. First, I got my first not-horrible grade on a Spanish test this semester, along with scoring well on some other things. Then I got guaranteed by the professor teaching the intro to creative writing-type class next semester that I can take it, which I have been super nervous about getting into, up until now. And then, I just was scouting around los Internets (that’s literally the Spanish for “the Internets,” by the way), and I found this: http://lauren-oliver.tumblr.com/post/35784854467/requiem-givaway-winner-16

Lauren Oliver posted an excerpt from my (extremely long) personal essay on her Tumblr, guys. Please excuse me while I go scream in the corner.

And this is after already getting to freak out over my ARC of Requiem a couple weeks back:

THERE ARE JUST SO MANY EMOTIONS TODAY. CONSTANTLY.

Also, while we’re on the topic of Requiem: I can’t wait until March when you get to read it too, and then we can freak out about it together, because it is a fabulous book. And Lauren Oliver is a fabulous person. And I am on her Tumblr.

G’night!

 

~Julia

PS. My wonderful and talented friend Kira won NaNoWriMo a couple days ago. (Yeah. That’s the full 50,000 words in less than two weeks. But don’t worry, you don’t have to envy her–I’ve already got you covered.) If you’d like to go check out her blog instead of working on your own NaNo novel, here’s the link: http://kirabudge.weebly.com/kiras-blog.html