Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday Tweet Roundup

It's humpday which means it's time for me to share some of my favorite tweets of the week from the many writers, illustrators, editors and agents who are out there sharing information and joining in the conversation on Twitter. I even included one from myself in this week's Wednesday Tweet Roundup.

Click on the Twitter handles (@name) to see the original tweets (and get to each tweeter's page should you wish to follow them). Follow the links included below to read the articles or blog posts these tweeters recommend.

Remember--whether you're signed up with Twitter or not, you can read tweets and click links to find helpful blog posts, useful articles, and timely news bits (like the ones below).


AGENTS ADVICE-Y TWEETS
@RachelleGardner It's Mixed Messages Week on my blog. Today - contradictory advice on signing with an agent. http://dld.bz/aB6T

@BookEndsKim: Fun guest blog from @Christie_Craig about the writing advice she's glad she DIDN'T take.  Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/2edo2sy
@RachelleGardner: "Focus on the content of your book. There’s nothing more important." Alan Rinzler on the #1 issue. http://dld.bz/hdE7

STUFF AGENTS DON’T LIKE TWEETS
@DanielLiterary: Today's SlushPile Hell: http://slushpilehell.tumblr.com/

@ElanaRoth: Don't say this: "Although I have a million stories in my head I was too busy raising my two children and working for shiny things." 

@colleenlindsay: Phoning my office and pretending that I've requested your material in order to pitch me your book will make me very, very angry. #andstabby 


WHAT AGENTS REALLY DO TWEET

@NathanBransford: Agents are not just gatekeepers: http://bit.ly/bZt4Hh

@Ginger_Clark: Now is the time of the agenting day where I type up contract comments to loud 80s music. 


AWESOMENESS TWEET
@gregpincus: Good post from @Literaticat - There is always a market for AWESOME: http://bit.ly/drEwJp

YA TWEETS
@ingridsundberg: Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Three YA writer's talk shop: http://tinyurl.com/2fes2v8
@CynLeitichSmith: Guest Post: @jtdutton on "The Problem of Sex in YA Novels" from Cynsations: http://bit.ly/aMDTg8

BREE TANNER TWEET
@onbeyondwords: Why did Stephenie Meyer write Bree Tanner? http://shar.es/mAh3W

iPAD TWEETS
@PublishersWkly: Clive Crook's confession: I was wrong about the iPad. http://bit.ly/9ELC7r

@thecreativepenn: How to Build a Literary iPad App http://dld.bz/g44g via @galleycat 

@PWKidsBookshelf: The iPad has promise for high school use, but lack of remote monitoring and compatible e-books are issues http://bit.ly/aMegZG

INFO FROM EDITORS TWEETS
@ingridsundberg: Four editors share the secrets of a successful book: http://tinyurl.com/3y3y8c8
@PaulaYoo: Latest marketing report on the children's book industry from #SCBWI: http://tinyurl.com/2d8cxls

GRAPHIC NOVEL TWEET
@Scholastic: What's the deal w/graphic novels? Is it literature? What are the benefits? Our newest blog post: http://bit.ly/9iQYVz

DIVERSITY TWEET
@amithaknight: Important posts on diversity in #kidlit by @ehbluemle http://bit.ly/dxEGJg & @mitaliperkins http://mita.li/bojprY /via @anindita

PREDICTION TWEET
@PublishersWkly: Motley Fool prediction: "Apple will eat Amazon alive," as competition heats up http://bit.ly/a62WVK

CRIMINAL WITH KETCHUP TWEET
@BostonBookGirl: People are strange! Idaho library target of "yearlong spree of condiment-related crimes" : http://shar.es/mz3FM (via MobyLives blog)

JUST KIDDING CAUSE IT'S THE ONION TWEET
@alicepope: 'Minotaurs The New Vampires' Says Publishing Executive Desperate To Find New Vampires http://tinyurl.com/38o8g36

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Great roundup — thanks for posting!

Harold Underdown said...

Nice collection, Alice! You included a few things I had missed and was glad to see.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the roundout. And reminding us we can check out tweets even if we don't tweet. I don't because of lack of time.

Lee Wind said...

Alice, you've created such a great "get your toes wet" resource about twitter for us kit lit types. great stuff, as always!
You keep doing it, and we'll keep spreading the word...
namaste,
Lee

Rosalinda Vargas said...

My goodness! How do you find time to do this? But thank you!!!