Today's Twitter Tuesday is chalked full of agent advice! Diving right in, agent Sarah LaPolla warns us about the 'ly's':
@sarahlapolla Sarah LaPolla Writers: If you want to emphasize an action or emotion by adding "truly" or "really," please curb that impulse.
Agent Sandy Lu gives us her thoughts on word count:
@sandylunyc Why do I keep getting 180,000+ words #queries? Sorry, no matter how good your writing may be, that number is just too overwhelming for me.
Agent Sara Megibow drops a thought about word count as well:
@SaraMegibow It's such a relief to be reading this 55K YA submission. Seems like all YA submissions recently have been 80K.
Jane Friedman's famous list of best tweets for writers:
@JaneFriedman I've curated this list for 2+ years to help you find best links to writing advice: Best Tweets for Writers: bit.ly/qlH6MT
Editor Heather Howland of Entangled Publishing reveals their wish lists:
@HeatherHowland Check out my submission wish list and send me something awesome! RT @entangledpub: Wish List: September 2011nblo.gs/mqsL1
Writer's Digest brings us the stories of how several authors go their agents:
@WritersDigest How These Writers Got Their Agents (And What You Can Learn From Them) - bit.ly/mZJisN
Writer's Digest shares how to elevate our characters:
@WritersDigest: How to Raise Your Characters Above the Status Quo - http://bit.ly/qnGPer
Hopefully more than one of those is helpful to you. If I missed any great tweets feel free to leave me a link. Be sure to come back tomorrow when I announce the winners of the Tour of Secrets, and reveal a bit of a giveaway for all of you!