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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Twitter Tuesday~Conference Notes

Last week I didn't make it onto Twitter much because of being so busy with conferences. So instead of tweets I'm going to give you my notes from a session by Simon Pulse editor Emilia Rhodes that I attended titled Young Adult Paranormal Market.

Paranormal is, "Anything that cannot be explained by the confines of reality."
Paranormal, "It's an umbrella term."
"Despite myself I found myself falling in love with the brooding bad boys whether they have a beating heart or not."
"There's always going to be a place for a story with good heart."
"One of the biggest draws of the parnormal is that it's sexy."
"The universal feeling of being a teen is that you don't fit in."
On location, time, "You can go wherever you want so take advantage of it."
"If I can read twenty five pages of your book and tell you how it's going to end it's probably going to be a rejection."

You can find Emilia on Twitter where she often imparts such wisdom and much more. Just click on her name for a link. Editors are great people to follow there because you can learn a lot about the industry, what's hot, and what's not. 

19 comments:

  1. "Despite myself I found myself falling in love with the brooding bad boys whether they have a beating heart or not."

    I love that line. Still envy you the experience of that conference, Heather!

    Roland

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  2. Thanks, Heather! I liked those comments (you know I did) so I'm now following her! :D

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  3. Oooh...Heather.Thanks! I feel much encouraged. Paranormal and sexy...yep! That about says it.

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  4. Heather, I love this. I'd never thought of paranormal as being sexy. I might have to read it. I like sexy.

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  5. Great quotes, Heather. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  6. Can I echo what Roland just said? LoL The line was my fave and so wishing I were attending the conference with you and the ‘sisters’! Hope you had fun (dumb to say, because I know you did)!

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  7. I really liked this one: "If I can read twenty five pages of your book and tell you how it's going to end it's probably going to be a rejection."

    This is good to remember because you want your readers to be surprised and wondering what will happen next.

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  8. Roland, she has a way with words that's for sure! I still wish you could have gone. :)

    Lisa, excellent, you'll love her tweets! She's a great lady too.

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  9. June, she really encouraged me too!

    Karlene, you'd love it! You'll definitely have to give reading it a try.

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  10. Shannon, you're welcome!

    Lindsey, I wish you could have gone too! You would have loved Emilia. She might have even convinced you to try writing YA. ;)

    Karen, I loved that quote too! There's a lot we can learn from that one.

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  11. Okay. So you officially have the coolest artwork for a blog header of any blog I have ever seen. Officially.

    I cannot believe I wasn't following your blog. I've fixed that now.

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  12. Thank you so much Matthew! I'm totally honored!

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  13. Glad you made it home safely! Sounds like a good session. Of course, I love my paranormal, brooding bad boys and all.

    Sooooo...how was the purple cauliflower? ;-)

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  14. The conference was excellent! Ah, those paranormal brooding bad boys. You can't go wrong there! I see you read Carol's post. As for purple cauliflower, it is very nasty tasting and so very wrong... ;)

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  15. Paranormal does sound fun to write! Bad boys without hearts, though—what's paranormal about that??? Just kidding.

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  16. Wow, wish I was there, but love the notes! Thank you!

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  17. Linda, LOL, so true! Sounds pretty normal. ;)

    Amie, I wish you could have been too. I'm glad the notes are helpful to you though!

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  18. Sorry I'm late to this...I'm sick, terribly sick, and not really making any rounds. A couple brief pop-ons and then my head falls back on my pillow.

    Anyway, Fun stuff. THANK YOU for sharing your notes. I love you even more for your generosity. *hugs* (I wouldn't hug you in person right no, due to this Ebola thing I've got, but cyber hugs are safe. :)

    Love,
    Lola

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  19. Thanks for sharing the conference and your notes with us, Heather! christy

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