Sunday, March 30, 2014

Writing Resource Round-up: Twitter Guide

To start, congrats to Suzanne and Jodie for winning a critique from my last post! I've emailed you both so send over your query + first 10 pgs for me to critique whenever you're ready!

Moving on to this week for writing resources, I thought I would focus on the Twitter accounts I follow regularly for those of you looking for tweetable writing advice.

@KateBrauning - Twitter bio: Author of HOW WE FALL coming 11/2014 from Merit Press, F&W Books. Editor w/Month9Books. Optimist, enthusiast, fangirl. RWA. Represented by Carlie Webber

Why Follow? Not only does Kate head up this fabulous blog, but she is ALWAYS, and I mean always, posting great editing tips or retweeting awesome writing articles and advice.

@MissDahlELama - Twitter bio: Author of BEHIND THE SCENES (@SHContemp 6/24/14), Assistant Editor of Mathematics, Copy Editor, and blogger @YAMisfits & @BNBuzz. Rec-ing Ball.

Why Follow? Dahlia is heavily involved in the writing world and her Twitter feed reflects solid advice. Plus, her blog is teeming with great information that she constantly offers up in her tweets as well.

@jawlitagent - Twitter Bio: Lit agent. Bookaholic. Golfing football fan. Cardigan wearer. Tetris pro. Field hockey princess. Cake lover. @PubHub_blog blogger. | Pressure makes diamonds.

Why Follow? Our resident agent on the blog, Julia is always handing out solid advice to querying writers on Twitter as well as her blog posts here!

@Janet_Reid - Twitter bio: In my spare time I drink scotch and stalk Jack Reacher.

Why Follow? I shouldn't have to really explain this at all as I pimped her blog last week already, but if you are querying or have any agent-related questions, Janet has probably covered it in one of her posts that she shares on Twitter too.

@Janice_Hardy - Twitter bio: YA Author-The Healing Wars Trilogy from HarperCollins. Lover of books, stories & most things zombie. I tweet & chat about writing/books/SFF & blog about writing

Why Follow? Again, Janice is also one of the top blogs I follow that I revealed last post, but following her on Twitter too will never hurt.

@LeighAnnKopans - Twitter bio: Superhero (@Marvel.) Caffeine-fueled. CP codependent. YA Author of ONE (June '13,) TWO (Oct '13,) SOLVING FOR EX (Feb '14,) and FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS (Sept '14.)

Why Follow? If you are considering self-publishing, Leigh Ann Kopans is your girl. She regularly tweets about her journey and tips for the self-publisher or any considering it for their work.

@WriterDiaries - Twitter bio: A group of authors representing a variety of genres, looking to gain inspiration and insight about writing from each other and from you, the readers!

Why Follow? Not only do I also work hard to post meaningful blogs on The Writer Diaries, but our members are often tweeting or re-tweeting great writing advice and writing-related articles. The group is not focused on any one particular niche, so usual advice pertains to all writing age groups and genres!

Recommendations from other writers:

I asked other writers on Twitter to give suggestions of who they mostly follow on Twitter for writing advice. Here are a few of the popular suggestions:

@KMWeiland - Twitter bio: I'm a fighter, a writer, a child of God. I write historical and speculative fiction and mentor authors.

@LitRejections - Twitter bio: Helping Writers Persevere Through Rejection

@writeforapples - Twitter bio: I'm a teacher, educational freelance writer, & children's writer repped by Uwe Stender. I write to inspire curiosity & wonder in kids. Yup, I write for apples.

@k_writes - Twitter bio: YA writer. Intern at @PSLiterary. Book Blogger @ Cover Designer & Freelance Editor @ Whovian. #DFTBA

@Ann_Collette - Twitter bio: A literary agent who loves all kinds of books, opera, movies (especially action and martial arts), beading, cats, Southeast Asia, and ZZ Top.

@hopeclark - Twitter bio: Editor FundsforWriters. com Author of Carolina Slade Mystery Series Gardener, chicken raiser, Mystery Writers of America, MENSA member, Clemson fan.

If you're looking for even more, check out this article on Writers to Follow or this one on Agents to Follow.

Do you have any Twitter peeps you follow regularly with great writing-related advice sprawling along their feed? Let me know in the comments!

For more from Jessica, visit her blog J.A. Ward Writes and follow @jawardwrites on Twitter!

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