The weekly web ramble (9/16)

Links from the web jungle

WEB OF INTEREST –>

- Quentin Blake takes us on a tour of Roald Dahl‘s writing shed

- Oxford Dictionaries on the swishwifflingly scrumdiddlyumptious language of Roald Dahl

- Once again YA controversy hit the web this week: it began when Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith discussed their dismay at being told by an agent to straighten out a gay character in their YA novel

- Then literary agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe revealed she was the above mentioned agent, and  contradicted Brown and Smith’s account of what happened

Rachel Manija Brown then posted a response

<– AUTHOR TALK

- Cat Hellisen takes a look at her own complicity in the lack of gay characters in YA

- Malinda Lo answers the question: how hard it is to sell an LGBT YA novel?

- Kelli Stanley on the women behind Miranda Corbie

- Sarah Rees Brennan and Justine Larbalestier co-conspired to write a vampire novel - Sarah explains how it all came about  and Justine shares the joys and pains of co-writing 

 WEB READS –> 

- Read an excerpt from Dead Mann Walking by Stefan Petrucha

- Check out an excerpt from All Men of Genius by Lev A.C. Rosen 

- Read the first two chapters of Matched by Ally Condie

- Check out an excerpt of Fateful by Claudia Grey

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