Wednesday, September 1, 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, agents, and publishers 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: a pair of tweets related to craft, links to cool stuff on agents' blogs, slush pile fun, some helpful pieces related to Facebook, reaction to Seth Godin abandoning traditional publishing, my favorite tweet of the week, and more.


CRAFTY TWEETS
@CynLeitichSmith: Author Susan Campbell Baroletti on Writing #Nonfiction and THEY CALLED THEMSELVES THE :KKK (@hmhbooks) http://bit.ly/9HUa5M #yalitchat

@ThereseWalsh: Plot or character driven? Why choose? Intro'ing a new series of posts by Donald Maass's today at Writer Unboxed: http://tinyurl.com/2898pq8

SLUSHY TWEETS
@womenonwriting: Check out @Pubmission, new service designed to help writers connect w/ publishers. An interview explaining ins and outs: http://ow.ly/2xSbn
@Janet_Reid: This post from @slushpilehell is LadyGagalicious! http://bit.ly/9mxsRv
@BloomsburyPress: @OUPBlogUSA True fact: once I read slush submission from author whose whole book was to introduce a gender neutral pronoun. #pg

AGENTS' BLOG TWEETS
@inkyelbows: Researching books comparable to your work-in-progress? @JillCorcoran has advice: http://bit.ly/czETpf

@literaticat: On the Blog: How many clients is TOO many? http://tinyurl.com/28tlkou

@NathanBransford: Violence in children's literature. Is there a line? http://t.co/HuqqkHH
@OddSock: How have I not heard of this site before?! Beware the grumpy literary agent: http://slushpilehell.tumblr.com/

INTERVIEW TWEETS
@drydenbks: Six Months On: Emma Dryden talks about @drydenbks and the state of the publishing industry http://t.co/DN9IQaD via @liakeyes
@GalleyCat: Priddy Books publisher Roger Priddy talks about the best books for babies: http://mbist.ro/b2YDbU

YA TWEETS

@inkyelbows: Fascinating!--> Shannon Hale polls YA writers re: morals & standards in their books: http://bit.ly/du1IBx

@mitaliperkins: Good YA writing exercise: remembering your first kiss. Here's mine: http://bit.ly/aNLtZf

@AnnKingman: Funny listening to adults at Suzanne Collins event trying to justify enjoying YA books. There's no shame, people!

@LizB: eye roll at adults who are shocked, shocked I tell you! that books for teens aren't all puppies and rainbows

READING LIST TWEETS

@emhornerbooks: Some Recommended Titles for LGBTQ Young Adults http://huff.to/cqGeX4 via @huffingtonpost
@advicetowriters: best books on writing, via @HuffPostBooks http://huff.to/9ZDfP7

GODIN TWEETS
@thecreativepenn: How Authors Really Make Money: The Rebirth of Seth Godin and Death of Traditional Publishing http://dld.bz/tgpr via @tferriss

@SuzanneKendrick: Publishing industry comment on Seth Godin's “I’ve decided not to publish any more books in the traditional way,” http://ow.ly/2xavA

SUBWAY TWEETS

@colleenaf: Saw my first Mockingjay sighting in the wild this morn though in that time I also saw 8 Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's. #sadrealities #subway

@barrygoldblatt: Bumped into Arthur Levine this morning on the subway. Reminded again how tiny NYC really is.

FACEBOOK TWEETS

@maggiecary: Have your teen read this great article: There is No Such Thing as Privacy on facebook: http://bit.ly/9CvXO9

@debng: Reading: Facebook is Not Your Blog http://t.co/4grCp1h via @blogworld

SOMEONE'S WEARING HIS BAD IDEA JEANS TWEET
@naufalkhan: Seeking a new publishing agent for my book, had enough crap with my current one. Any leads peoples #publishers @reader_writer

FAV TWEET OF THE WEEK
@chavelaque: Querying an author re: redundancy in the #StarWars phrase "nerf-herding bantha fodder, poodoos." The Editorial Geek Force is strong in me.

2 comments:

Kenda said...

Much thanks for collecting these all in one place for us!

Alice said...

Thanks for stopping by to check out my roundup, Kenda!