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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Twitter Tuesday~Submitting Advice

Last week was a good week to catch some excellent advice on Twitter. Never fear if you missed it, I caught it for you! Writer's Digest brings us this tweet from an author who sold to a publisher without an agent:
@WritersDigest I Have a Publishing Deal But I Still Want an Agent. Here's Why... http://ow.ly/4xvks


Looking for great agent blogs? Look no further...
@WritersDigest Announcing the Best Agent Blogs of 2011... - Every year, Writer's Digest puts out its amazing brainbomb of informati... http://ow.ly/1c8YNx

If you're querying you need this book!
@ChuckSambuchino I am giving away a copy of the 2011 GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS (interview with Red Sofa Lit) http://wp.me/pyGAW-bZ

Agent Weronika Janczuk give us the inside scoop:
@WeronikaJanczuk New blog post! Manuscripts I Take On: 1. Is everyone following literary agent Jenny Bent's blog Bent on Books (a... http://bit.ly/gycJLm

Jane of Writer's Digest brings us a great list of tweets for writers:
@JaneFriedman Best Tweets for Writers Daily is out! http://bit.ly/grqzSh

The following are tweets from agent Laurie McClean from the conference she attended last week:
@agentsavant Avoid the 16-year-old whose powers activate when the hot new boy in her class shows up unless it is truly different and well-written #WLTYA
@agentsavant Make your characters relatable, especially with specific quirks and foibles. Multi-cultural traits are great too. #WLTYA
@agentsavant What about the age range for YA? 12-18 is the sweet spot. Write for this age group and if adults like it too, great. #WLTYA
@agentsavant Trends...Elena encourages everyone NOT to write to trends. Your book will last a lot longer when it does get published. #WLTYA
@agentsavant Mary says read enough of current YA to know the YA voice because it changes rapidly over time, but don't follow trends in subjects.#WLTYA
@agentsavant It seems like contemporary is coming back. Paranormal is still strong. Smaller publishers are good audiences for historical fiction. #WLTYA
@agentsavant Character-driven science fiction is starting to become popular. #WLTYA

Hopefully that gives you your weekly fix of agent advice and great tweets!

18 comments:

  1. Great stuff to pass along! I'll go tweet now.

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  2. Thanks Heather! These are awesome.

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  3. Thanks for the advice!!! Hopefully now I have a clearer pic for my novel :))

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  4. Love, love, love your twitter Tuesdays. Thanks, Heather! (and I hope you had a safe trip home)

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  5. I always look forward to your Tuesday posts. I have so little free time to investigate the cyber world these days. May your own publication dreams come true soon, Roland

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  6. Lisa, thank you so much! I'm not able to tweet a alink today so I really appreciate that!

    Laura, you're welcome! I'm glad they were helpful.

    Fida, you're welcome. :)

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  7. Julie, thanks! I had a great trip home. :) Ready to put all that new knowledge to work now!

    Roland, you are so sweet, thank you. May all your dreams come true too!

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  8. Thanks Heather,

    These are so incredibly helpful....

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  9. Great agent information. I'm headed to check out the WD blogs now. Thankyou!

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  10. Great tweets, Heather! I really like that last one. I'm not surprised character drive SF is picking up. I think character-driven books in general, with strong plots, are the best books. Period.

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  11. This is great stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Michael, you're very welcome!

    Linda, those are great links, you'll love them!

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  13. Carolina, I couldn't agree more! Character driven is where it's at!

    Jennifer, you're welcome!

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  14. These are really good! I needs to start following @agentsavant for realz.

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  15. Yay, character driven Sci Fi is taking off! Good news for me!

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  16. Karen, she gives out a lot of great info on Twitter!

    Amie, yay! Good news for those of us who love to read it too!

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  17. These tweets are always useful!! One of these days I'll actually join Twitter, but thanks for my fix in the mean time! :)

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