Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Tweet Roundup

It's humpday which means it's time for me to share some of my favorite tweets of the last 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 find each tweeter's page should you wish to follow them or read more of what they're saying. Follow the included links 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 week's picks and links: censorship news (boo!), an agent requests a query via Twitter (yay!), reports on conferences (one live, one online), varying pieces on craft, social media news, and more.


CENSORSHIP TWEETS
@PublishersLunch: #plnws School Librarian Who Didn't Read Ellen Hopkins' Books Gets Her Disinvited from Teen Lit Fest; Other YA Auth... http://bit.ly/aMipup

@ceamer: YA author takes stand against insidious censorship: http://bit.ly/a5lro5

@GalleyCat: Two New Jersey libraries remove an anthology of short stories written by gay & lesbian youth: http://mbist.ro/9u3TCf

CRAFTY TWEETS
@4KidLit: WOW Wednesday: L.J. Boldyrev on Writing Short to Lengthen Your Resume http://bit.ly/ayMKhy

@CynLeitichSmith: How to Create a Dystopia by @parkerpeevy: http://bit.ly/9xOUNu

@Kid_Lit: Lack of voice/character in MG boy books and the boy problem, inspired by @hannahmosk: http://ow.ly/2rel9

@BookEditorLM: HOW to BLEND NOVEL GENRES + SUCCEED http://tinyurl.com/2gx2zvl

@halseanderson: Blog up: dealing with rejection and typing with your nose http://tinyurl.com/3x9w4xa

YAY YA TWEETS
@wendytoliver: Love contemporary YA novels? http://www.thecontemps.com/

@Georgia_McBride: On submission? #YALITCHAT has a new group for YA writers seeking advice, support and safe place to vent. http://bit.ly/dbNH7r
@libmaryann: Great review of #YAlit site, Bookurious, by @ErinWalk http://theothererin.wordpress.com/

WRITEONCON TWEETS
@gregpincus: WriteOnCon round-up Day 1: http://bit.ly/9nyhEA and Day 2: http://bit.ly/dx7iiF

@jessiedenlim: Good stuff RT @4kidlit Conference Round-Up: WriteOnCon Day 2 http://bit.ly/dx7iiF
@4KidLit: If you missed #WriteOnCon, come check out our cheat sheet! http://bit.ly/dx7iiF

SCBWI ANNUAL SUMMER CONFERENCE TWEETS
@DeborahFreedman: Relive the moment #LA10SCBWI - almost. The amazing Ashley Bryan recites "My People" http://bit.ly/9zLaP0

@wendydelsol: Too funny! Author M.T. Anderson singing at #la10scbwi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sn5hRfCA-mU I'm proud to be part of laugh track.

@scbwi: Check out great pictures from #LA10SCBWI by Rita Crayon Huang here: http://tinyurl.com/2dy4tqf.
@maybegenius: My take on the LA SCBWI 2010 Editor's Panel is up. What makes them choose your book? http://bt.io/FoOx
@ingridsundberg: On the Blog - Loren Long: Illustrating the Picture Book - http://tinyurl.com/26uc9p6

SOCIAL MEDIA TWEETS
@sialche: Social media for unagented/unpublished writers. Yay or nay? http://bit.ly9jw1rU (via @WeronikaJanczuk)

@ingridsundberg: Grand list of #kidlit peeps who tweet tweet tweet! Editors, Agents, and Authors to follow: http://tinyurl.com/28eqztp
@mashable: Our top story this evening: "Facebook Launches a Live Video Channel" - http://mash.to/2pqM4

SEE WHAT CAN HAPPEN ON TWITTER TWEETS

@MichaelBourret: I want a scary YA alien novel. Maybe CLOSE ENCOUNTERS but not so cheery. Anyone?

@marilynpeake: @MichaelBourret I just finished writing an alien novel! Getting great reviews, is unpublished, doesn't have agent. May I send it?

@MichaelBourret: @marilynpeake Please do send me a query.

READING LIST TWEETS
@PetaAndersen: Nice--but short--list of good #MG books for boys - http://ow.ly/2q8ww
@harperchildrens: In Search of the Elusive Funny Female Character via @sljournal http://bit.ly/bOgbJb

FAV TWEET OF THE WEEK

@sirayn: best book title ever for YA book deal just up on Publishers Marketplace: WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE

5 comments:

Julie Musil said...

Awesome tweet roundup, thanks!

Alice said...

Thanks for retweeting it, Julie. This is my favorite post of the week to do.

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

Alice, we are *squeeing* from here! Can you hear us? Thanks for all the mentions. Lacey had a really helpful post on writing in ways some writers don't consider. WriteOnCon was an amazing experience! We're in the best community and we're forever grateful.

Martina & Marissa
@4kidlit

Lisa Gail Green said...

Great tweets!! Thanks - I especially love the Tweet of the week, great title!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Awesome round-up, Alice! Thanks!!!
ACP, I'm *squeeing* from here too! Lol! Thanks again, M & M!