Wednesday, November 10, 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).

I didn't have a ton a time to skulk around the twitterverse this past as I was busy being on vacation. But a cool thing about Twitter is you can pop in for a few minutes here in there on your mobile device (like while you're in the airport; or en route to see some monuments via train; or, dare I say, when you have nothing else to read in the bathroom). Here's what I caught on the fly this past week, including links to some interesting and insightful blog posts, a few award winners, a dash of craft, a soup├žon of social media, and a little inspiration here and there.

BELIEVE TWEET
@MyraMcEntire: YOU GUUUUYYYYS! Your comments on my post for @4kidlit are so SWEET. Let's take on the world, SHALL WE? http://bit.ly/ckLuxC

FINDING AUDIENCE TWEET
@SarahGreenhouse: New blog post from me on 'writing by the people and for the people'! http://bit.ly/LCZjs

CRAFTY TWEETS
@mstewartscience Today on the INK blog: How sensory details enrich #NFforKids writing: http://bit.ly/bvDtRO

@HUnderdown: If you write picture books, here's a writing/revising guide you should know about: http://ow.ly/36lcB

@Kid_Lit From the archives: when to cut something out of your manuscript http://ow.ly/36MJF

@RileyCarney Great Post: Deepening Your Novel with Imagery, Symbolism and Figurative Language http://ow.ly/36LIk

ON BOOKS TWEETS
: "reading is like breathing...part of our existence" says @readingtub in @ChldrnsBksNRvws

@danielehrenhaft: M.T. Anderson on the importance of breaking boundaries: http://tinyurl.com/22oa3nl 

: The 10 Best Parents in Children's Literature | Strollerderby
How Picture Books Play a Role in a Child’s Development: http://ht.ly/36eao
 
NaNoWriMo TIPS TWEETS
@GalleyCat: When you run out of ideas, use the amazing Brainstormer app to keep writing: http://mbist.ro/9bJcT4 #NaNoWriMo Tip #9
@GalleyCat: Need more time to write? Try using an iPhone app to dictate your novel: http://mbist.ro/bgRlNX #NaNoWriMo Tip #10

AGENT ADVICE TWEET
  Guide to Literary Agents - Agent Tina Wexler On: 6 and 1/2 Ways to Impress an Agent http://t.co/EHYUqyu

SOCIAL MEDIA TWEETS
@leewind Editor To Agent, and Now Agent To... Social Media Expert?http://bit.ly/doFVTs

@debng: What Does My Facebook Status Say About Me? http://bit.ly/bkcYLq

@debng: The Patrick Swayze Rules of Community Management http://bit.ly/cLWkxv

@sanderssays: If you use Twitter + FB + LinkedIn + Blog, read: http://bit.ly/9DNtx0 (excellent advice!)
 
CHATS TWEETS
@MichaelBourret: Remember how I promised something new and exciting for our blog? Here's the news: we're doing a live chat! http://bit.ly/99jatW
@BlytheWoolston: If you missed yesterday's #familyofreaders conversation between @HornBook + @mitaliperkins go read it http://bit.ly/a44fc0

YA TWEETS 
@DeadRules2011: Lost your virginity? YA writers want to know who got it. Everyone's first time at The Elevensies today: http://bit.ly/92VWhu

@sarazarr: @Kid_Lit on contemporary realistic YA in the current market: http://bit.ly/cOWzJQ 

@CynLeitichSmith: YA Books on Bullying, Including Trailers from Naomi Bates: http://bit.ly/ban9D6

@yalibraryuk: Post-YALSA session summaries, history of YA, & book giveaway are all part of new links roundup: http://tiny.cc/postyalsaroundup

@lydia_sharp: YA Highway: What are your constellations?: http://bit.ly/aVqhM9 via @YAHighway 

READING LIST TWEETS
@ypulse: Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books list for 2010: http://tinyurl.com/3yjzuw6
 NYTimes Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2010 http://ow.ly/35PZZ

THIS HAS REALLY HAPPENED TWEET
@curiousmartha: Don't try to submit your manuscript to an editor via online dating site message. #pubtip 

AND SO HAS THIS TWEET
 You can't make this stuff up: @tweenbooks

GREAT EXCUSE TO HAVE CAKE TWEET
Happy Birthday Holly Black and Neil Gaiman!
 
FOLLOW HER LEAD TWEET
  Just signed up for the #SCBWI Winter Conference in NYC! Sessions look amazing! Can't wait!

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