From time to time, I like to turn this blog over to thoughtful folks with something to say. If you're a thoughtful person with something to say you think Esteemed Reader would be interested in, email me with your idea for a guest post (something to do with writing or publishing). Here are some details. Let's see if we can't get your name added to this list:
Laurie B. Arnold: "How to Hook a Reluctant Reader"
Cam Baity and Benny Zelkowicz: "Visions of Ore"
Sally Barlow-Perez: "Past Classics Still Inspire the Present"
Charlotte Bennardo: "Researching for Truth in a Tale of Fiction"
Skila Brown: "How to Write a Poem in Ten Easy Steps"
Andrew Buckley: "A Very Serious Disclaimer for Hair in All the Wrong Places"
J.B. Cantwell: "Publishing Middle Grade in the Indie Age"
Margaret R. Chiavetta: "UGH! The Creative Process"
Danica Davidson: "Turning a Video Game Into a Book Series (With Adventure and Meaning)
Barbara Dee: "Seeing All Sides of The Apple"
Barbara Dee: "Why Mom is Missing from Truth or Dare"
Chris Eboch: "On Pacing"
Christina Farley: "3 Easy Marketing Tips to Tell Your Story"
Alex Flynn "Annihilation Day"
Miriam Spitzer Franklin: "On Perseverance"
Donna Galanti: "From Adult Thrillers to Kid Thrillers"
Donna Galanti: "Showing Our Children Our World (Good and Bad) Through Books"
Eric Kahn Gale: "From Idea to Book Trailer"
Mark Gottlieb: "The Big Five No-Nos to Querying a Literary Agent"
James R. Hannibal: "The Story Detective (Where do Story Ideas Come From?)"
C.A. Hartley: "Researching to Build Worlds and Add Realism to Fantasy"
Daniel Harvell: "The Magic of Middle Grade Marketing"
Tracey Hecht: "Finding My Story's Voice(s)"
Tracey Hecht: "Have You Ever Thrown Up? Kids Wanna Know!"
Fred Holmes: "Adapting My Middle Grade Novel to a Screenplay"
Hugh Howey: "7 More Questions"
Patrick Hueller: "A Pulse-Pounding, Hair-Raising, Gut-Busting Good Time (Reading and Writing as Physically as Possible)"
Matthew Jobin: "The Writing Process"
Andrea Kaczmarek: "Why I Write About Goblins"
Jake Kerr: "Why I Self-Publish"
Dale Kutzera: "Screenwriting VS Prose Writing"
L.R.W. Lee: "Are Authors... Mentally Unstable?"
Laura Martin: "The Art of the Middle School Presentation"
Tom McCarthy: "Sailing Takes Me Away to Where I've Always Written it Could be
Yona McDonough: "Stepping into the Past (Researching and Writing Middle Grade Historical Fiction)
C. Lee McKenzie: "Hybrid Me"
Chris Minich: "Undeniably Real: An Author Realizes He Can Make A Difference"
Stacy Barnett Mozer: "Self-Published to Small-Press Published"
David Neilsen: "The Horrors of Writing Middle Grade Horror Or Why Books Aimed at Children Can't be Awash in Blood"
David Neilsen: "Beyond Two Doors: Find Your Avocados!"
Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester: "An Exclusive Interview with Andrew the Alligator Boy"
Anna Olswanger: "About the Greenhorn Movie"
Cynthia Reeg: "Monster Mayheim"
Kurtis Scaletta: "Tie Your Camel and Trust in Allah"
Gary Schwartz: "On Hearing Voices and Improvising Relationships"
Katie Sparks: "How My Day Job Makes Me A Better Kidlit Writer"
Kristina Springer: "Why School Librarians are a Middle Grade Author's Best Friends"
Uwe Stender: "Literary Agent Uwe Stender's Never-Ending Thirst for Fantastic YA and MG"
Shelley Tougas: "Breaking into Fiction with Nonfiction
Joanna Volpe: "Why Literary Agent Joanna Volpe Loves Middle Grade"
D.A. Winsor: Chronology V. Plot: Dawn of New Years
Glen Wood: "Hybrid Publishing Middle Grade"
Virginia Zimmerman: "Beginnings"