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This week's picks and links are heavy on blog posts reacting to the New York Times piece forecasting the doom of the picture book, along with usual tips from agents, practical and crafty tweets, National Book Award winners, and more.
WHATSCHOUTALKINBOUT NEW YORK TIMES TWEETS
@K_Dad Tom Lewis Do parents really deprive their kids of picture books? A defense of them at The New Republic http://t.co/Af27nYo
@asuen1 NY Times missing the point and why indies do rock picture book selling #kidlit http://ow.ly/2Rmw5
@MotherReader It turns out I'm still annoyed about the picture book article: http://ow.ly/2Srat
@RIFWEB: What I DID find to discuss in the New York Times article… http://bit.ly/cCOWDg
@kathytemean Thoughts From An Aspiring Picture Book Author: http://wp.me/pss2W-1Q5
@inkyelbows Another rebuttal to NYTimes article: @BlogHer highlights kidlit authors/illustrators - http://bit.ly/986O0s
MORE PICTURE BOOKS TWEETS
@taralazar Write What You Know, But WHAT Do You Know? Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen reveals the truth behind picture books: http://wp.me/p7jVE-zn #kidlit
@nyplkids What's your favorite picture book? ....NYPL's 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know http://ow.ly/2SxZi #kids #kidlit
@FranSlayton European countries have created 2010 stamps of favorite children's books. UK's Pooh released today! http://bit.ly/cvd4Cm
@HappyHealthyHip The Importance of Picture Books http://bit.ly/9QGkAi
@gregpincus The National Book Award finalists (including for Young People's Literature) have been announced: http://lat.ms/cpMJm6
FOR YA WRITERS TWEETS
@Kid_Lit It gets heated on the blog today, we're talking about sex in YA http://ow.ly/2SLZp
@ingridsundberg How to create adolescent characters. Tips from author Rachel Vail: http://tinyurl.com/29n4req
@maybegenius Interested in literary journals for the YA market? Here's a list of YA & MG lit mags! http://ow.ly/2RGfy
@winterhansen Guide to Literary Agents - 5 Rules for Writing YA http://t.co/hQDXAn5 via @AddThis
@ingridsundberg: I love this article on character creation from the inside out: http://tinyurl.com/29n4req
@QueryTracker Cobwebs Got Your Story? Here's how to clear them out: http://bit.ly/ax2x9B
@ColleenLindsay excellent advice on use & misuse of dialogue tags from Help! I Need a Publisher! blog http://bit.ly/9tkI5T (she opined)
@thecreativepenn 7 reasons you should read your book out loud http://dld.bz/yRFB
FAIRY TALE TWEETS
@CynLeitichSmith Gail Carson Levine on Outrage, Fairy Tales & Betsy Red Hoodie (@HarperChildrens): http://bit.ly/dAgdFj
@BostonBookGirl So many fairies in my slush today! It isn't you, it is me-- I am just not really a fairy person (and I dislike faeries more).
OHIO (where I live!) EVENT TWEET
@Kid_Lit Wrap-up of my SCBWI Central Ohio visit! http://ow.ly/2RECx
TIPS FROM AGENTS TWEETS
@RachelleGardner A most important post for writers! Great Product is the new Marketing by @MichaelHyatt. http://bit.ly/cyyRyG
@SarahGreenhouse My best work tip: What is the thing that makes you most anxious? Identify it - and do it immediately. Then the day can only get better!
@curiousmartha Esp since can't copyright titles! RT @ElanaRoth Guys, don't copyright your title & then put the little (c) next to it every single time.
@ElanaRoth Also, if you're an illustrator and refuse to have an online portfolio for fear of theft, you're in your own way. Watermark images instead.
MANDATORY TWEET ABOUT PUBLISHING CONTAINING THE WORD 'DOOM'
@hbcolmenares Social Media And The Book Publishing Industry ? Doom Or Salvation? http://bit.ly/b2kBoT
PRESIDENTIAL BOOK TOSS TWEET
@ShelfAwareness Someone (possibly a naked someone) threw a book at President Obama. Quick, name that book! http://is.gd/fXgmW