The weekly web ramble (8/23)

Links from the web jungle


23 Lit Agent query letters that worked

– Plus a slew of Lit Agents share their manuscript wish lists

John Green asks (and answers), why are American health care costs so high?

– And the teen who inspired John Green becomes an author, posthumously


Jim Butcher talks Skin Game and all things Dresden

Shannon Mesenger goes into cheerleader mode

  Zoe Marriott on why everyone hates girls

Sophia McDougall on why she hates “Strong Female Characters”

Seanan McGuire responds to both of the above, and points out the standards are the problem


The Fiery Heart SMALL

– Read the first and second chapters of The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead


– Check out an excerpt from Charming by Elliott James

Treasure Hunters

– Read the first ten chapters of Treasure Hunter by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

The Boy on the Porch

– Check out the first twelve chapters of The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech