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This week's picks and links includes query advice, teen/YA stuff, a discussions sparked by B&N's "Paranormal Romance" section, some scary story action just in time for Halloween, and I whole bunch of things that I like but am not feeling clever enough to categorize. Have at it.
STUFF I LIKE BUT AM NOT FEELING CLEVER ENOUGH TO CATEGORIZE TWEETS
@lydia_sharp: Pub Rants: A New Change In The Children’s Realm: http://bit.ly/bPhdce
@RachelleGardner: A great & funny blog post about the slush pile from agent Steve Laube: http://bit.ly/9F6bSu
@parenting: Why It's Important to Read to Babies: http://bit.ly/bGNzvE
@Kid_Lit: New stuff on a Tuesday! A resources page! http://kidlit.com/resources-for-writers/
@kathytemean: Thoughts From An Aspiring Picture Book Author: http://wp.me/pss2W-1Q5
@PWKidsBookshelf: See Adam Gopnik's review of Lane Smith's 'It's a Book' in tomorrow's New York Times Book Review http://nyti.ms/cjR9vm
@RachelleGardner: Do you have a BUSINESS mindset for your writing career? Should you? http://bit.ly/antyd8
@GalleyCat: Judy Blume writes script for Tiger Eyes & her son will direct the 1st Blume book feature film: http://mbist.ro/9DTHii
@lydia_sharp: Bad Boys vs. “Bad Boys” « Let The Words Flow: http://bit.ly/9WFFqd via @LTWFblog
@gregpincus: Excellent post by @Kid_Lit from a panel on trends in children's publishing: http://bit.ly/cTGmk7
TEEN STUFF TWEETS
@leewind: Where #Gay Teen #Suicides Start http://bit.ly/aw5hHg
@AdLit: And the winners for the @yalsa 2010 Teens Top 10 are... http://ow.ly/2WyO7
@maybegenius: maybe genius blog post today: The Darkness of Teenagerdom http://dft.ba/-teendarkness
@lizb: Must read post from Grace Lin on expectations & judgments of characters in book http://tinyurl.com/23ckmwu
@colorincolorado: It's Teen Read Week! Recommended books for #teens in Spanish from @yalsa: http://ow.ly/2VXn9
@AdLit: Looking for books with beat for Teen Read Week? Just press play! http://ow.ly/2KulQ
@storysnoops: Joining us today is bestselling author Sarah Dessen! Check out what this Teens' Top Ten AWARD WINNER has to say http://bit.ly/aE8rXC
PARANORMAL DISCUSSION TWEETS
@PWKidsBookshelf: Look what got its own section at Barnes & Noble. http://bit.ly/aMRjC5
@planetalvina: @literaticat @PWKidsBookshelf And where do the paranormal books that aren't romances go? They DO exist. Really!
@literaticat: So, are we giving up on the idea that "paranormal" & "fantasy" mean two different things? Or what? http://bit.ly/aMRjC5 @pwkidsbookshelf
@literaticat: I wasn't suggesting Paranormal & Fantasy ARE two different things. Just pointing out that B&N has fantasy in the "Teen Paranormal" section.
@barrygoldblatt: @literaticat Most gave up on any distinction years ago...pisses me off constantly. just like all science fiction is dystopian. Stupid.
QUERY ADVICE TWEETS
@MandyHubbard: I'd say a quarter of #queries are probably much too long or way too short. The best pitches are usually 2-3 paragraphs.
@JillCorcoran:@MandyHubbard #queries I am a fan of the 1-2paragraph pitch with another paragraph for who you are and one for why u chose to query me
@jafhedlund: How to Write a Winning Query Letter: Advice from Elena Mechlin at Pippin Properties http://wp.me/pIkHt-QZ
@korakos: NTS: If you find an agent and think OMG PERFECT, do not get drunk to query them, even if it does settle one's nerves.
NEW BLOG TWEET
@sljournal: The debut of a new blog: "Adult 4 Teen." Replaces SLJ's popular Adult Books for HS Students print column. http://bit.ly/boMMYj
@WritersDigest: Literary Pick-Me-Ups: 30 Writing Quotes - To me, they can be like poems—quick, insightful bursts of meaning or humor... http://ow.ly/19y5sy
@DanielLiterary: The pub business seems to be picking up a bit. I've done 5 deals in the last 30 days.
ROCK START TWEET
@mitaliperkins: Want to feel like a rock star? Write Kid/YA books. Shy girl after my visit: "May I touch your sweater? I want to say that I touched you."
SCARY STORIES TWEETS
@Books4Kids_revs: Spooky Reads for Tweens on up http://bit.ly/ayifHL for younger #kidlit http://bit.ly/aaRkjJ
@maybegenius: Tweet your 130-character Halloween stories to #hallowfic - scary story party! I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS A THING, GUYS.