Since Twitter users can't see it all, and those of you who aren't quite sure what a "tweet" is won't see any (and since it's "writer Wednesday" on Twitter--#WW), I've decided to start sharing some of what I think are the most interesting/useful/amusing tweets I've come across recently. (I'll do this most Wednesdays.)
Click on the twitter handle (@name) to see the original tweet and follow the links to read the articles or blog posts these tweeters refer to.
@colleenlindsay: This is the kind of agent I am: I ate worms for @EgmontUSA to get them to read a client's book. (There is photographic evidence coming!)
@inkyelbows: Lit agent @Kid_Lit debunks the "I can't get published unless I'm published" myth: http://bit.ly/dkl88L
@katrinagermein: RT @BonnieAdamson: RT @MandyHubbard: Just blogged about trends I'm seeing RIGHT NOW in slush the pile: http://tinyurl.com/39tl486
@ingridsundberg: Holly Black: Examining the Strange - The Basics of Writing Fantasy: http://tinyurl.com/24hh26w
@MelissaWrites: RT @ImaginationSoup: Deborah Underwood, Children's Picture Book Author Explains Plotting for Kids http://shar.es/mhARK
@lil_monmon: RT @4KidLit: Personality Typing Your Characters for Fuller Development: Character Worksheet Part 2 http://bit.ly/9lPMW8
@PoodlePowered: Great post! RT @4KidLit: Creating Memorable Characters Part 1- Character Worksheet http://bit.ly/bWd98a
@mstewartscience: Why is tone important in nonfiction writing? http://bit.ly/9CcL9z
@juliemusil: RT @4kidlit Adventures in Children's Publishing: Shrinking Your Characters http://bit.ly/95YFgN
@PaulaYoo: Natl Pic Bk Writing Week Wrap Up Blog List posted here: http://tinyurl.com/39xejkf
@Peter_Gutierrez: My report on #IRA annual conf @ #graphicnovel Reporter w/ quotes frm Jane Yolen, Michael Bitz http://bit.ly/c6oAif
@JodySparks: RT @4kidlit Adventures in Children's Publishing: Monday Conference Round-Up .. http://bit.ly/90Q5ty
@ingridsundberg: John Green and David Levithan Speak at #LATFOB : http://tinyurl.com/24qdcqt (@realjohngreen)
READING LIST TWEETS
@asuen1: 5 Great Books About Hamsters @penguinkids @Scholastic @HarperChildrens #kidlit http://ht.ly/1IsNt
@lcalabrese: Picture Books for Moms http://ht.ly/1Ir68
@jennaraynell: RT @FirstBook: The 70 Best Children's Books Of All Time: List Marks Puffin's 70th Anniversary. http://ow.ly/1IjY2
@ReadTogether: RT @reachoutandread: RT @readingrockets 50 multicultural books every child should know: http://ow.ly/1J1k
COOL MISC. TWEETS
@CherokeeMK: RT @amyhodgepodge: RT @katrinagermein: On creating a digital picture book for the iPad. http://bit.ly/cKA3S - Amazing!
@ingridsundberg: Quote of the Week: Mary Kole - "Teens aren't..." http://tinyurl.com/24dqjb5
@jasouders: Check out a really great oasis for #writers ! New collaborative blog for YA. http://bit.ly/aMPDmJ
MY FAVORITE TWEET OF THE WEEK
@SaraFujimura: Stealing a delightfully disgusting diabetic toe incident from my nurse friend & putting in BREATHE.
What did I miss, tweeps? (I know there's a lot.) If you found a helpful/inspirational/useful/amusing tweet that's not on my list, please post it in a comment.
(NOTE: Based on subsequent tweets, Colleen Lindsay seems to have survived the worm eating at Egmont unscathed. I ate worms my freshmen year of high school during Miss Dugle's algebra class because she was munching on them and grossing everyone out and I didn't want her to get a way with it. I puked during my next class. As if algebra wasn't nauseating enough...)