Some Florida Writers Who Twitter

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Out of curiosity I wondered how many Florida writers were on Twitter so I searched Twellow and amassed the following list. If you are a writer living in Florida with a Twitter account and wish to be included on this list, comment me and I’ll add you.

cori padgett | @coripadgett Lover of Rain..Slightly OCD..Stellar Professional Writer.. Young Mom!  Location: Orlando, Florida

SeoulLady.Com | @SeoulLady Hi, my name is Victoria, I ‘ve just come down to Miami, Florida. Some people call me Liz. My website will tell you how to become a good writer !

ashleyladd | @ashleyladd love to read and write erotic romance – vampire, time-travel, comedy-contemporary, M/F, M/M, MMF. I want to network with other writers, readers, moms, American Idol, cat, and Star Trek lovers.  http://www.total-e-bound.com

Susan M. Heim | @ParentingAuthor Mother of 4 – two teenagers and preschool twins (all boys). Author of 5 books, including 2 about twins. Former Chicken Soup for the Soul editor.

Ron Williams | @inkwest Writer / Designer / Evil Genius / Artist / Graphic Novelist  Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Kathy Riordan | @katriord One woman’s view of life and the universe.

Sandy Hall | @sandyhall I am an Author, Online Entrepreneur, EBook Creator | Writer | Publisher.. I Love Working Online and Helping People With Affiliate | Internet | eBay Marketing Location: Treasure Coast – Sunny Florida

Rashad Jennings | @RashadJennings Writing a book. Enjoy causing ppl to slow down and “think” Always laughing🙂 Just drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars #23. I play guitar. enjoy the follow!

Don Millard |@OTOOLEFAN Sardonic Writer and Artist, Current PressRoom Drone Loves Peter O’Toole, Writing, Comedy and All Things Irish  Location: Florida (Tan Belt)

Maria Nerius | @MariaNerius Craft professional, author, writer, gardener, and pet owner. I’m here to network with other creative people! Fibromyalgia is a part of my life.

Jimmy Palmiotti | @jpalmiotti writer of JONAH HEX, POWERGIRL, PAINKILLER JANE, THE LAST RESORT AND A NUMBER OF ASSORTED COMICS, TV AND FILM

Sue Reddy | @reddywriting Publicist, Fiction Writer of Navy SEALs, sports fan. Don’t send quizzes. I don’t take them.

Sandra Friend | @sandrafriend Florida travel writer, author, blogger, speaker, hiker, trail enthusiast. Member SATW, ASJA, FOWA, SCBWI. Take a hike, Florida!  Location: Ocala, FL

Janet Dawson | @PoetJanetDawson A Writer 1 book published (G MarksThe Spot)working on the other one (The Art Of Me),

Andrea Shea King | @RadioPatriot Radio show host/Writer/columnist at World Net Daily  Location: Central Florida

Christian M. Archer | @carcher777 I am a novelist and creative writing teacher!  Location: Jasper, Florida

Teresa Mears | @miamicheap Teresa Mears is a publisher, editor, writer and owner of South Florida On the Cheap blogs   Location: Miami

Kevin Lintner | @kjlintner Horror Writer. Musician. Husband. Father. Socialist. Equal Opportunity Annoyer. If you are stupid, I will find you, and mock you mercilessly.

DebraMarrs | @DebraMarrs Editor and Coach for Writers. Author of: Writing Your Life Stories. Help U Get Organized to Get Your Writing Project Launched, Build A Platform, Generate Buzz

bohemianliving | @bohemianliving Hippie-used to practice law now Im writing and flying free- Live Free Write Well Location: Orlando, Florida

Janet Conner | @janetconner Writing Down Your Soul, Conari Press.Madly in love with soul writing, science&spirituality, mystical poetry, prayer. Teach how to connect with the Voice within.  Location: Ozona, Florida

Florida Book News | @FloridaBookNews Florida Book News is dedicated to getting the word out about Florida writers, books and organizations.

Kim Weiss | @kimmerieweiss Author, Writer & Book Coach-PR Director-Blog Mistress-Music Lover/Singerhttp://www.helpmewithmybook.com/blog

Charles Dennis | @WriterCharlesD Writer, Poet of 30 years. Location: Cape Coral, Florida.

The Hive Mind | @thehivemind Writer, WriteTilt.com Artiste, geek, bookworm, sci-fi fan, forward-thinker, perfectionist, loner, tea drinker, music lover, film nut, vegan

The 23rd | @writefast Author of the soon to be released SciFi:365, writer, podcaster, artist, geek dad, rolaids, caffeine, http://the23rd.ning.com/

Joseph Paulino | @JoePinOrl Poet, Writer, Entrepreneur  Location: Orlando, Florida

George LaCas | @George9Writer Writer & Artist … author of The Legend of Jimmy Gollihue

Kim Molner | @OfCourage Kim Molner is a cartoonist, illustrator and writer.

Jill Christine | @mintconspiracy Writer (chick lit, short horror, YA paranormal), designer, monster wrangler. I sell plush creatures via Etsy when I’m not serving as my muses’ secretary.

Crimson Shrine | @CrimsonShrine I am a writer, artist, philosopher and poet

LindaStamberger | @LindaStamberger Author, Editor, Freelance Writer, Artist. Recently finished my first fiction novel; ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Susan Hilliard | @writingsh53 Writing Resources, Book Reviews & Writing Tips Location: Cape Coral, Florida

Charlene Weston | @charleneweston I’m charming, friendly and honest. I love writing fictional and non-fictional stories as: horror, love and children etc. Also,into knowledge & personal growth. Location: Miami, Florida

SaraRoseWrites | @skirtsararose Writer and Moe’s steak burrito consumer  Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Lou Belcher | @LouWrites Writer, editor, photographer. Writing,editing and consulting on book-length fiction and non-fiction, and blogging.

Helen Akers | @HSPWriter Creative writer, highly sensitive person, INFP, philosophy, spirituality, music, film, theatre enthusiast  Location: N. Colorado/Tampa,Florida

Harley May | @harleymaywrites Super mutant wife mom lady. Writer of many short stories and a YA urban fantasy. A reader, joker, drinker, and biter of babies.

Patricia Byron | @1abstractgirl Artist, teacher, writer, poet…

Jhonny Thermidor | @JhonnyThermidor I’m a student. I can see myself as a successful poet in the next few years, I enjoy writing & reading. Poetry is my passion.My passion is what keeps me alive.

TammyMcDuffie | @TammyMcDuffie I am a single mother of 5, I’m a writer, poet, and a giver of wisdom and LOVE!!!   Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida

Kimberly | @gladeslibrarian First, I’m a mom. Next, I’m a librarian interested in sharing great books that entertain, encourage, enlighten, enrich and empower young adults. I’m also a chicken owner, quilter, knitter, reader, writer, YA book reviewer, weight trainer and more.  Location: South Florida

Roy Peter Clark | @RoyPeterClark Taught writing at Poynter since 1977. Author of the book Writing Tools.  Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

Ray Cates | @rcates2 Writer, teacher, book store owner  Location: Ocala & Port Orange Florida

JC Hutchins / @jchutchins Writer, Published Author/Podcaster  http://JCHutchins.net/order Location: Ft Lauderdale

Stacie McElroy/ @stacielcm http://lottelinedesign365.blogspot.com

Medeia Sharif/ @sharifwrites http://sharifwrites.com

Eric Taubert/ @EricTaubert http://capecoralbarometer.com Location: Cape Coral, Fl

Gail Shepherd/ @gailshepherd  http://gailshepherd.blogspot.com  Location: Lake Worth, Fl

Rebecca Ryals Russell | @Vigorio Writer of MG and YA Dark Fantasy; Vacation Rental Owner; Mommy and Wife http://yellowhatwriterrrussell.com Location: Wellborn, North Central Florida, USA

Guidelines for Writing Children’s Books

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Many new writers are unaware there are guidelines and rules for numbers of pages or words per type of literature as well as specific ages each category applies to. Listed below is a compilation of some of these guidelines.

PICTURE BOOKS for  ages 3-6, fiction/nonfiction: standard is 32 pages with up to about 600 words. This includes text and illustrations.

PICTURE BOOKS for ages 4-8, fiction/nonfiction: average of 32 pages (can go up to 40 pages for older readers) or up to about 1000 words including text and illustrations. No controlled vocabulary since meant to be read aloud to children.

EASY READERS for ages 5-9, fiction/nonfiction: generally run from 32-64 pages with text running from 100 words to about 2000 words. Geared for children beginning to read independently these books usually include illustrations. Stories should include dialogue and action. Can include a few words per page up to chapters.

FICTION PICTURE BOOKS for ages 6-10: can be up to 1400 words with about 40 pages. Geared for third through fifth grade classrooms. Intended for teachers to use as tie-in with school subjects.

NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS for ages 8-12: with 48 pages and up to 2000 words, these books are aimed at the middle grade reader. Illustrated with photographs or drawings, maps, etc. they often include sidebar information.

CHAPTER BOOKS for ages 6-10: these average 6,000-15,000 words with 64-96 pages. Most have black & white illustrations. They are short novels divided into about four chapters and should utilize dialogue and action. Characters are usually the same age as the reader.

MIDDLE GRADES for ages 8-12, fiction/nonfiction: usually run 84-150 pages long with about 20,000-35,000 words. Fiction has no illustrations; Nonfiction includes black & white drawings or color photos. Characters should be 10-13 years old.

UPPER MIDDLE GRADES for ages 10-14, fiction/nonfiction: these run slightly longer to about 40,000 words. Characters are typically ages 12-15 with more intense conflict than MG books.

YOUNG ADULT for ages 12+, fiction/nonfiction: most average 150-200 pages with about 40,000-60,000 words. Characters are generally in high school and conflicts reflect situations/problems typical to that age group. Nonfiction explores subject aimed at 8th grade and above.

YOUNG ADULT for ages 14+, fiction/nonfiction: these average 150-300 pages with up to 90,000 words. While characters are generally in high school, some may be older, like in college. Conflicts should still reflect situations/problems the reader expects to have to deal with eventually. Nonfiction is the same as above.

POETRY: Poetry can be targeted for any age reader from PICTURE BOOK to ADULT. Many PICTURE BOOKS tend to rhyme anyway and should revolve around an image or action specific to the young reader. YOUNG ADULT poetry tends to be anthologies or collections and can be more open-ended and abstract.

A List of YA Fantasy Writers on Twitter

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Twitter is an awesome place for finding like-minded individuals to learn from, converse with or network with. Here is a listing of YA Fantasy Authors who Twitter. If you’d like to be added, let me know. Enjoy.

tamoor | @tamoor Astrologer, Metaphysician, EFT, Writer, Author, Award Winning Author, Young Adult Fantasy, Dragons, Fairies, Visionary Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, YA Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Books, Book Reviews, Editor, FREE Ebook, Publish, Publishing, Independent Publishing.  http://www.talesoftamoor.com Location: Umpqua Valley, Oregon

The Enchanted Inkpot | @EnchantedInkpot We are a community for writers and readers of middle grade and young adult fantasy.

Robert Jeschonek | @TheFictioneer Writer of urban fantasy, scifi, mystery, comics, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more. Watch for upcoming Clarion young adult novel My Favorite Band Does Not Exist. Location: Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Carmen Bowles | @Cabowles2486 I’m writer who is a future bestseller from H-town. Genres: Young adult Romance, some sci-fi, and fantasy. I’m going for my degree in English.  Location: Houston, Texas

Marissa Miranda | @marissamiranda Current college student aiming to become a published young adult fantasy writer  Location: Florida, USA

Trulie Peterson | @TruliePeterson Writer of Young Adult fantasy and science fiction, among other things. Location: Florida

rrsmythe | @rrsmythe Young Adult Historical Fantasy Writer, therapist, taxi driver etc  Location: In the woods

Fiona Tankard | @writerinitaly British ghostwriter, writer and seo writer who has lived in Italy since 1994.  http://www.spiderywriting.com Location: Tuscany, Italy

Katherine Stillwater | @KStillwater Writer. Editing my first novel (Seventh Veil). Genre: young adult, urban fantasy, and paranormal-romance. Also, seeking an agent.  Location: West Hollywood, CA

Cheryl Rainfield / @cherylrainfield  Writer of Fantasy and Realistic YA. http://cheryl@cherylrainfield.com

Rebecca Ryals Russell / @vigorio Writer of MG and YA Dark Fantasy. http://yellowhatwriterrrussell.com Location: Wellborn, North Central Florida

57 Links of Awesome Writing Information and Help

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As someone new to the writing industry as of last year, I acquired an extensive listing of helpful links. Here are some of the most useful. I think even seasoned writers might find info here of interest.

If you know of additional awesome links, let me know and I’ll add them.

teen lingo http://www.thesource4ym.com/teenlingo/index.asp book doctor on http://coolstuff4writers.com/BookDrMain.html whole lot of author interviews http://coolstuff4writers.com/Interviews.html read about fav authors or discover new ones http://armchairinterviews.com/ character naming resource babynameworld.com copyright info from the horse’s mouth copyright.gov basic grammar info grammarbook.com best blog for word usage/meanings http://kathytemean.wordpress.com Writer Beware resource sfwa.org/beware International Conference listing http://writing.shawguides.com/ everything about fiction writing fictionfactor.com everything about writing horror horror.org/writetips.htm writer’s resource website and discussion forum dedicated to the romance romancedivas.com supports women writers wow-womenonwriting.com a free writers’ resource listing over 2700 current Fiction and Poetry publications http://duotrope.com/ weekly submission calls to paying markets writergazette.com Association of Author’s Representatives aaronline.org check out new agents agentresearch.com/agent_ver.html find agents easily/great forums agentquery.com Preditors and Editors-Beware of Scams anotherrealm.com/preditors the business side of writing authormba.com chart compares POD companies booksandtales.com/pod/index.php plot tips plotwhisperer.blogspot.com everything about agents and queries querytracker.net up to minutes news about publishing industry writenews.com connect with published or not authors writerschatroom.com every contest the editor can find writingcontests.wordpress.com Q&A section, a job thread and a critique section mywriterscircle.com science fiction and fantasy writers or am sfwa.org share your MS for annotation & chat bookglutton.com give and receive  reader feedback critiquecircle.com online destination for your writing group rallystorm.com Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network spawn.org Janet Reid dissects queries queryshark.blogspot.com Rachelle Gardner gives a lot of helpful info cba-ramblings.blogspot.com Janet Reid’s other blog- tons of resources jetreidliterary.blogspot.com Nathan Bransford- industry info nathanbransford.blogspot.com A Writer’s Guide to Self Publishing http://www.bubblecow.co.uk/2009/10/a-writers-guide-to-self-publishing/ 12 Random But Pretty Good Ideas for Selling Your Book http://www.yourwritersgroup.com/mywritersgroup/2009/10/a-lot-of-what-i-talk-about-here-falls-into-the-large-area-of-intangibles-craft-meditations-interesting-uses-for-your-left-.html 30 One-Minute Tips for Strengthening Your Novel http://www.darcypattison.com/revision/30-days-to-a-stronger-novel/ thousands of links for writers on all topics http://www.suite101.com/writingandpublishing cliché finder http://cliche.theinfo.org/ The Difference Between MG and YA http://www.write4kids.com/feature6.html Lulu Titlescorer http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/index.php more info on writing for kids than you can stand http://cbiclubhouse.com/ best blog for helping writers write http://storyfix.com/ Website Grader by HubSpot http://websitegrader.com/ A site for writers, readers and fans of children’s literature http://kidlit.com/ Reasons Why Your MS Got Rejected http://www.inkygirl.com/scbwi-2009-notes-reasons-why-your-manuscript-got-rejected/ scbwi Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-fee based, has conventions http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/Who-We-Are—What-We-Do Goodreads- Great site for Readers & Writers http://www.goodreads.com/ She Writes a site for women writers http://www.shewrites.com/ Inked-In a community for writers, musicians and artists http://inkedin.ning.com/ Red Room – Where the Writers Are; a collection of blogs, information, networking, videos and much more http://redroom.com American Christian Fiction Writers – a fee based organization with tons of resources for writers as well as local chapters http://acfw.com inkpop-a YA writers’ site by Harper Collins similar to Authonomy http://inkpop.com The Muse Online Writers Conference http://themuseonlinewritersconference.com

50+ Editors, Proofreaders, Copy Editors, Reviewers on Twitter

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Following are 50+ Editors, Proofreaders, Copy Editors, Reviewers on Twitter.  All were found on Twellow.com. Check it out.

Sally Dinius                          @SDinius                             Proofreader

Sandy617                             @sandy617                         Editor

Heilan Yvette Grimes     @yvettegr                          Editor

Tamoor                                @tamoor                             Editor

Terry Whalin                      @terrywhalin                    Communications Expert

Ryan Penagos                    @Agent_M                          Editor of Marvel.com

Ann Handley                      @MarketingProfs            Editor

Dan Howdle                       @NowGamer_Dan            Games Editor

Sandra Turner                   @SpiritLife                          Editor

Jen Nipps                            @jennipps                          Editor

Lee Pound                          @LeePound                       Editor

Maria Schneider               @mariaschneider            Editor

Dee Stewart                       @deegospel                        Editor

Amarantoblook              @amarantoblook             Editor

Ruthdfw                              @ruthdfw                           Editor, Reviewer

Heather Gemmen Wilson @HeatherWilson             Editor

Yvonne Perry                     @writersinthesky            Editor

Norm Goldman                 @bookpleasures.com    Editor, Publisher

Renai LeMay                      @renailemay                     sci-fi/fantasy book site

RJ Medak                            @RJ_Medak                        Book Reviewer

Christian Davidson         @REcessionRoadie          Non-fiction Book Editor

Jennifer Tribe                    @jennifertribe                  Editor, Book Coach

Madbushfarm                   @madbushfarm                 artist/cartoonist, editor

Alice Wessendorf            @awessendorf                    Editor

Blakeovard                         @DidYaQ                             Editor

Bob Spear                           @bobspear                          Editor, Publisher

A2editor                              @a2editor                           Editor

Esther Lombardi               @bookgeek                       Editor

S.B. Redd                             @maverickauthor           Editor

Birdie Newborn                @Birdie                               Editor, Publisher

Katharine Reeve              @kreeve                             Editor

Erika Kotite                         @etkotite                           Editor

Wendy Woudstra            @pubcentral                      Editor, Pub Coach, Publisher

Book Chook                       @BookChook                    Editor, Reviewer

Janice Hussein                 @DocumentDriven         Editor

Molly O’Neill                     @molly_oneill                   Editor (children’s books)

The Fiction Desk              @thefictiondesk              Editor, Reviewer

Lauren Hidden                  @LaurenHidden               Editor, Reviewer

Laura Nathan                     @lnathan                            Editor

The Compulsive Reader @compelledtoread        YA Reviewer, Aspiring Editor

Julia S.                                  @booktweeting               Editor, Reviewer

E.P. Ned Burke                  @nedburke                        Editor, Publisher

Sue Moe                               @Sue_Moe                        Editor (sci-fi/fantasy)

Matt Bell                              @mdbell79                         Editor, Reviewer

DeWayne Hamby             @DeWayneHamby         Editor (Christian pub world)

Michelle Witte                  @michellewitte                Editor (non-fiction)

Lisa Davis                           @LisaDavisMedia)           Editor, Publisher

Kelly Sabetta                    @BettaBookPublish)        Editor, Publisher

Steve Melito                      @SteveMelito                   Editor, Reviewer

WildWriter                         @WildWriter                      Editor, Writing Coach

ForstRose                           @ForstRose                       Editor, Proofreader, Reviewer

Serena Agusto-Cox        @SavvyVerseWit             Editor, Reviewer