Pout-a-Thon Day 3, with DONUTS

I forgot to pout this morning because I got so caught up in my research! ARGH! Bad self! Bad self!

But then I read a bunch of blogs where everyone wrote all glowy about BEA. Now my lower lip is jutting out again, creating, as my grandfather used to point out, the perfect perch for a bird to land on.

(This made me afraid of birds for a long time. It did not cure my pouting. Thanks, Grandpa.)

If you are in NYC, but are sick of BEA (right) or can’t get in (more likely), you should go to the best bookstore in New York City and ask questions of the smartest and best-read bookseller and maybe score a free donut.

Seriously. LEAVE RIGHT NOW.

I am headed out to my garden which needs weeding. I also need to sow more veggie seeds and start to cut away the wilderness that is growing up around the berry canes.

For today’s Pout-a-Thon activity, ask me a question in comments. I’ll answer, I promise, as soon as the gardening is done.

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16 Replies to “Pout-a-Thon Day 3, with DONUTS”

  1. Ack, bad grandpa to scare you like that.

    With so much research going on via the Internet but still using libraries and other physical sources, how do you keep everything organized and how do you find what you need when you need it?

    1. I would like to know the same. I’d just been thinking about posting this question on my blog. I’m always looking for more, better, and easier organizational methods!

  2. What do you do when you find out any of your books are being challenged or banned?
    And for a happier question: How does it feel / how do you celebrate when you win a writing award?

  3. QUESTION :).

    I shall ask the same question I asked before:

    How you do always have the ability to make your main characters go through some sort of metamorphosis? They always seem to start out one way, and end up another by the end of the book. As a writer, I would love to know how to do that. So, what kind of process does it take?

    Thanks for taking the time to answer it.

  4. I live in Brooklyn and I had no idea about Word. Thanks for the heads up! Recently read Wintergirls and it’s going on my best of 2009.

  5. How did you get your husband to build your cottage?

    My hubby and I have been talking about building me one next to our spring for years but he has yet to cut the first piece of wood.

  6. Question…

    I already posted a comment with this question, but I wasn’t logged in before, so it was anonymous.

    Well, here it is again:

    How you do always have the ability to make your main characters go through some sort of metamorphosis? They always seem to start out one way, and end up another by the end of the book. As a writer, I would love to know how to do that. So, what kind of process does it take?

    Thanks for answering, Laurie! 😛

  7. I just read Twisted a few days ago and was curious about a few things… First, I was surprised to see that it was written from a teenage boy’s perspective instead of a girl’s, so I was wondering about your thoughts on writing the opposite gender. (I’ve written stories from a first-person male POV, and some people think it works very well, and others tell me I’m still sounding ‘feminine.’)

    Second, the book begins with the note that “This is not a book for children,” which made me wonder if that was your idea or the publisher’s. (It also seemed a little strange because it was published as YA, and I’ve seen plenty of YA books just as intense that didn’t carry any sort of warning at all. Was it mostly due to the sex themes, or what?)

    Finally, is it just me and my depraved mind, or is that pencil in the cover art meant to look phallic? 0_o

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