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Monday, April 4, 2011

Twitter Tuesday~Writing Competitions, New Agents, Speed Dating Tips & More!

It was a light tweeting week for me since I've had my nose deeply embedded in my editing. But I couldn't leave you hanging so I caught a few great ones for you. If you haven't read this post by ex-agent Nathan Bransford about self-publishing vs. traditional then you have to!

@NathanBransford Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which Way Will You Make More Money? http://bit.ly/gmhM6c

If you haven't entered the Writer's Digest annual writing competition or haven't heard about it be sure to click on this one!
@WritersDigest Just over a month left to enter the WD Annual Writing Comp. Win $3000 and a trip to NYC! http://ow.ly/4nIhZ

My friend Monica brings us this link to a new agent. Remember they're great opportunities for writers who are on the hunt!
@Monica_BW New AGENT, who repps YA! (Among other genres) http://tinyurl.com/462dujz

Agent Ginger Clark shares a few trends editors are seeing in submissions right now:
@Ginger_Clark Two trends I am hearing from editors in some markets: psychological YA thrillers; and fairytales retellings.

This post was so good that I had to feature my own tweet. Agent Vickie Motter shares a few excellent tips for Speed Dating with agents:
@HeatherMcCorkle From agent @Vickie_Motter Tips For Agent Speed Dating: http://tinyurl.com/4hqkot4  #WritersRoad #writing

Agent Jill Corcoran keeps it real and reminds us that it isn't always easy for agents to pass on a novel:
@JillCorcoran so hard turning down a ms that you know is good but you also know you are not the best agent for it. #keepingitreal=betteroutcomeforeveryone

Hopefully at least a few of those are helpful to you. I'm off to bury my nose back in my editing. Happy writing, reading, editing, or tweeting to all of you!

17 comments:

  1. Always informative post on Tuesday. Thanks, Heather. I'm on call since the weather is severe. I have strange luck! Roland

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  2. Great information about agents. I don't think I could ever be an agent due to my inability to say no (: I do enjoy editing because it gives me an opportunity to analyze every word. Crazy I know. Good luck editing.

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  3. Thanks, Heather! I missed that Vickie Motter post, and it's a good one. Always love Nathan's insights and information, too. What a great resource!

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  4. I just spent the last 20 minutes link hopping! Thanks, Heather. :-)

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  5. Always loads of good stuff going on! Thank goodness you keep us updated.

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  6. Roland, bummer, hopefully the bad weather won't produce much bad luck!

    Josh, sounds like although agenting might not be for you, editing could!

    Linda, you're welcome! Vickie's post was great! I'm glad I could steer you to it.

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  7. Shannon, LOL! Excellent!

    Talli, I'm here to serve. ;)

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  8. Heather these are wonderfully helpful. I would love to enter the WD... and I might have a book. But, I'll need a major rewrite and major edit. Do I have time? Not sure. But you've given me one more thing to think about. Thank you Heather! Have an incredible day. Fun day of editing!!!

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  9. Your twitter Tuesdays are always helpful, Heather. I love your blogging schedule. Each day of the week has something to look forward to on your blog.

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  10. Karlene, I'm glad I could throw in a few helpful links for you! I'm enjoying my day of editing. You know me, love it!

    Michael, thank you. :-)

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  11. yay to helpful heather and yay to editing! hope it continues to go well! christy

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  12. These are great Twitter links (as usual). And YES! New agents are always something to investigate. :)

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  13. Yay for Heather's Twitter Tuesday! Thanks so much.

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  14. I just loved this! Twitter is my friend and then sometimes not. I get all intimidated. *shivers*

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  15. Karen, thanks! So true, they really are!

    Julie, you're welcome. :)

    Salarsen, I know, I almost never see you on there! Don't be afraid to come hang out with us. We don't bite. ;)

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