Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Agents, editors use #MSWL to broadcast wish lists

I recently came across the hashtag #MSWL on Twitter. It stands for Manuscript Wish List. It turns out that literary agents and editors use this hashtag to convey what's on their wish lists. If you're an author, search for this hashtag on Twitter and comb the posts. It might be you have something they are looking for. And here's more on #MSWL.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A children's story using Tapestry

So I was exploring this new app that a colleague told me about. It's called Tapestry. I could have added photos and jazzed it up a bit -- but ran out of time. Hope you enjoy it! Just tap to read the story:)

What's on your summer bucket list?

So, it's almost mid-July. The summer is speeding by. What's left on your bucket list for the summer? Here's some of mine.

Disney World (Check)
Writing (Check)
More writing
Key West
Spend time on patio
Sell my books (Check)
Sell more books
Spend more time with friends
More reading
Spend more time with family

I'm not doing too well with my bucket list. How about you?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Minute list: Civil War re-enactment in Gettysburg

To tie in with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, let's do a minute list. You know the drill. I give you a word and you describe the word. Here's the list. My answers are in ( )'s. Copy and past your's in comments. For some inspiration, here are some awesome photos taken by the staff at the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

Soldier (tired)

Flag (torn)

Bullet (embedded)

Ground (bloody)

Hat (dirty)

Cup (tin)

Canteen (empty)

Rifle musket (long)

Shelter half (white)

Haversack (stained)

Here is a NewHive expression of all of the slideshows I've done this week while curating Gettysburg 150th content. Here is another NewHive expression with lots of Gettysburg links.   And here is my RebelMouse Gettysburg 150 page. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Literary Rejections great resource for authors

I came across Literary Rejections on Twitter recently. What a helpful account for struggling authors. It links to agents open to queries, writing contests and so much more. Do yourself a favor and check it out.  Here are just a few of its recent tweets: