Saturday, October 22, 2016

New Videos Update

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any video clips with you from Penguin Random House so I thought today would be a good day to make up for that.

To see the video just click on the link at the end of each description.

AUTHOR SHORTS (Authors talk craft and life)

Author Adam Gidwitz discusses his early writing, young readers, and procrastination | Author Shorts - Author Adam Gidwitz (THE INQUISITOR'S TALE) looks at three aspects of his writerly life including: his first memorable work, why he enjoys writing for children and the importance of procrastination.

PAPERCUTS/Read It Forward (Fiction, Fun, Games)

THE LONG ROOM by Francesca Kay | Judge A Book - Play along as Judge a Book contestants at the Brooklyn Book Festival try to figure out what Francesca Kay's THE LONG ROOM is about ONLY by looking at its cover. Secrets? A murder? An ear?

VIDERACY (Non-fiction, Experts, Thought Leadership)

Using the Overview Effect as inspiration for photography | Author Benjamin Grant - Benjamin Grant (author of OVERVIEW) talks about the "Overview Effect," a term for the psychological shift astronauts experience after viewing Earth from afar, and how he applies the concept to his satellite image photography project.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed the videos. How’s your weekend going? Reading or listening to any good books this weekend?


  1. Thanks for sharing these videos, Mason. I always like getting other authors' perspectives; I always learn a lot.

  2. haha well procrastination by changing diapers beats lying on the couch and staring at the ceiling

  3. Procrastination is my THING, so Adam has the right thought. The funny thing is, part of the presentation I do during school visits is about the evils of procrastination and how we all do it to a certain extent. I go to the gym and walk...he may not realize that exercise has actually been shown to stimulate the creative process, so it is probably one of the best ways to procrastinate writing. (Unless you procrastinate exercise, too, as many people do!)

  4. Grant's clip about the overview was fascinating. There is something unique about viewing our world from afar. It's like looking at the ocean from the beach multiplied a thousand times.


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