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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Twitter Tuesday~Writer Contest & Agent Advice

I've had a busy week and didn't make it onto Twitter much but I did manage to catch a few great tweets for you. And as you can see, I've been doing some early spring cleaning on Heather's Odyssey. I hope you like the fresh look! Great news for young adult writers everywhere! Fabulous agent Weronika Janczuk will now be accepting young adult. If you don't know who Weronika is you've got to check her out:
@WeronikaJanczuk New blog post! What I Will Be Looking For In YA: When I reopen to queries on March 8th, I will also be opening t...

Writer and friend, Iris Blasi tweeting this great link to Twitter's affect on publishing that you don't want to miss:
@IrisBlasi "How Twitter is Helping Publishers Reach 100,000 Readers 140 Characters at a Time"

Chuck Sambuchino of Writer's Digest shares his interview with agent Kathleen Ortiz:
@ChuckSambuchino Interview w/ lit agent Kathleen Ortiz (@KOrtizzle) on the GLA blog!

Anica Rissi, editor of Simon Pulse shares a link to an outstanding contest for young adult writers:
@editrixanica The Gatekeepers Post is hosting a contest for YA writers on Wattpad. I'm one of the judges. $500 prize, 3/30 deadline.  (But if you saw my post on this contest you know that isn't the real prize!).

Agent Vickie Motter shares one of her pet peeves and gives us a great writing tip:
@Vickie_Motter Please don't underline things in a manuscript. They hurt my brain. Italicize them please. #writingtips

They may be few in number but hopefully you'll find these tweets very useful!


  1. Good links, as always, Heather. I found the Twitter talk from Iris Blasi really interesting. LOVE the new look of your page, btw. Makes me feel that Spring really is on the way.

  2. I'm usualy great with tech stuff but i simply can't uuse twitter! Although i do have a twitter account hehe

  3. Linda, that was a great talk! Thanks, I'm glad you like my spring cleaning. :)

    Lynsey, you're welcome!

    Goddess, no problem. Stop by every Tuesday and I'll keep you updated!

  4. Oh ugh, Blogger just ate my comment! Another great round-up! (And thanks so much for ordering by book, btw! Yay!)

  5. Great links, Heather. Thank you!

  6. Great links. Ah, the Gatekeeper Contest. The ghost of Samuel Clemens is muttering under his breath. He hates it.

    It's their insisting you have to set up an account before you can vote. I've had 106 reads and only 6 votes. On the surface it looks like my story really sucks! LOL. But friends have told me they just didn't have the time or energy to set up an entire account just to vote.

    And that's friends. To win we have to impress many more strangers than friends. Sigh. That's life, right? LOL.

  7. Oh my goodness, I now have a raging case of sponge fever! That header is dreamy!!! Wisteria-palooza. :)

    Great links, as always, Heather. Thanks.

  8. I love the new look! I don't know if you've noticed, but purple is my favorite color and just looking at the header makes me feel happier. Awesome spring look :)

    and thanks for the links, too!

  9. Talli, you're welcome! Thank you for writing such an awesome book!

    VR, you're welcome!

    Roland, a few of my friends were able to vote by logging in with their Twitter or Facebook accounts! It has taken me a while to get as many votes as I have. Hang in there!

  10. Lola, it is pretty dreamy isn't it? When I saw it I knew I HAD to use it for my spring header!

    Kari, me too! I love that it makes you happy! :)

  11. Thank you for the Twitter Tips for today! More excellent advice. Also... I love the new background. What a fresh springy way to get rid of the winter freeze. Love the picture. It made me smile.

  12. Hi, Heather,

    Thanks for the info...

    LOVELY wisteria.... It's one of my favorite trees. They are wisteria, right?

    Anyway they are very spring like!


  13. Karlene, you're welcome! I'm glad you like the new look. :)

    Michael, yes, I love wisteria! I am in the mood for spring already!

  14. Love the new background!! Very light and pretty. :D

  15. Love the new look!!! Caught me by surprise at first but it is really pretty and the pic goes really well with your quote at the bottom of the title. :)

  16. Lisa, thank you!

    Saba, thank you! I knew this was the picture for me as soon as I saw it!

  17. I think Blogger just murdered my comment.

    Let me try again. Weronika's link doesn't work. I think she canceled the post.

    Love your Twitter round up, Heather! :D

  18. Thanks for sharing another list of great tweets, and I LOVE what you've done with the place! I'm ready for spring!

  19. Stina, oh no! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

    Alissa, thanks! I'm so ready to! Bring it on!


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