Wednesday, June 30, 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.

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).

Among this weeks' picks are a host of vampiriffic tweets (including some comedy gold from the Onion News Network) in honor of the opening of the ECLIPSE movie.  I also came across a number of tweeted quotes, a selection of which are below. Enjoy!

SERIOUSLY?! TWEET
@GalleyCat: Fox News attacks libraries in an inflammatory & misguided feature, 'Are Libraries Necessary?' http://mbist.ro/cJLkUQ

QUOTE TWEETS
@BelindaSubraman: Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. ~ Norman Vincent Peale ❙ RT @MySOdotCom @Diamondsongrass

@JaneFriedman: Most notable takeaway from September Issue documentary, Wintour: "When I find myself getting really, really angry it might be time to stop."

@shivsingh: "I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying." ~Dolly Parton via @Jerasphere
 @jafhedlund: "A non-writing writer is a monster inviting madness." - Franz Kafka
@hrdadams: "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" - John Wooden

@planetalvina: "adolescence is where our bodies catch up to our yearnings."-Adam Rapp #fb
@AdviceToWriters: The public is a thick-skinned beast and you have to keep whacking away at its hide to let it know you're there. WALT WHITMAN

BEZOS TWEET
@GalleyCat: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos predicts publishers with cheap eBooks
will dominate: http://mbist.ro/9UVnYM

ECLIPSE-Y TWEETS 
@RebeccAgent: today the world celebrates Bella, Edward, & Jacob. I already saw Eclipse, so I think I'll celebrate something else...

@sljournal: SLJ reviews: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse http://bit.ly/bkgLoL

@TheOnion: "Some believe Stephenie Meyer should be stoned to death for encumbering Jacob Black w/ so much heartache." http://onion.com/dzsEvV

@mitaliperkins: Why do grown women like "dallying with a softly genteel monster” via the TWILIGHT franchise? http://bit.ly/99aIiP @csmonitor

@JediMama: Sick of Twilight? Read: Books with Bite: Vampire books for teens - http://tinyurl.com/23jgzwz 
@PWKidsBookshelf: When fandom becomes addiction: some Twilighters find their obsession is damaging their non-Twilight lives http://bit.ly/cX636k

WHO WANTS TO SMOOCH A GOBLIN? TWEET
@HUnderdown: What will be the nextvampires ? At ala10 I learned HMH thinks it's goblins. What do you think?

BOYS IN BOOKS TWEET 
@layindalayinda: Where the Boys Are: http://wp.me/pLx0A-nO 

DEADLY SIN TWEET
@Janet_Reid: http://tinyurl.com/232qywa @Susan_Adrian on a little discussed aspect of being a writer: brutally honest, heartfelt, elegant #awesomesauce

SELF-PROMOTION TWEETS
@BrianKlems: The Four Myths Of Self-Promotion - Forbes.com http://goo.gl/Aly7 (via @LiteraryNobody)
@4KidLit: Conference Round-Up: Writing and marketing tips from Words in the Woods http://bit.ly/cpaQSb
@gregpincus: Good interview with #YALitchat's @Georgia_McBride about Platform Building for the Pre-Published Author: http://bit.ly/9V10Zq

COOL THINGS TO ATTEND TWEETS
@BostonBookGirl: This sounds amazing. RT @readandbreathe More info on the Reader's Retreat. http://www.squamartworkshops.com/sessions/session.php?id=12

@restlessbjas: Want to attend a Writing Conference in your PJ’s? Now you can! WriteOnCon: Online Children’s Writers Conference http://restlesswriters.ca/2010/06/28/writeoncon-online-children%E2%80%99s-writers-conference/
  
AGENT TWEETS
@KAKraft: Entertaining post from Kristin Nelson on what she is seeing in queries and sample pages http://tinyurl.com/26wy58m

@DGLM: New blog post! Unsold http://tinyurl.com/29yndbh

@RachelleGardner: Queries are really NOT that complicated! http://bit.ly/bYSfTD 

CRAFTY TWEET
@Sixtiesguy: If your participal dangling? http://cornelldeville.blogspot.com/2010/06/is-your-modifier-dangling.html
@suzannelilly: Using internal dialogue strengthens characterization, deepens setting. http://bit.ly/avdyJL
@CaptainYarr: #YAlit: The Question of God in Young Adult Fiction http://www.literatureyoungadultfiction.com/the-question-of-god-in-young-adult-fiction/
@ingridsundberg: And the plot thickens... tips and tricks and plot devices. All things plot: http://tinyurl.com/35m5u83

EDITOR INNER CHILD TWEET
@molly_oneill: The six-year-old in me is quite pleased that riding the M train is now part of my routine, and believes the whole change=b/c M is for Molly!

HARPER TWEET (LEE, NOT COLLINS)
@PWKidsBookshelf: Harper Lee speaks to Daily Mail: long article, very short interview http://bit.ly/b9ZPf
  
GOOD QUESTION TWEET
@PublishingSpy: Watching The Proposal. Tell me, how does she afford Louboutin, LV, & Herme's and work in publishing? #unrealistic 

2 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great quotes. And thanks for including the tweet about the WritersCon conference. I'm sure the organizers will appreciate it.

Care said...

I am so grateful for this blog, Alice. The Roundup is incredibly valuable and time-saving...and thanks so much for listing my guest post at @4kidlit.