It’s time for another Who’s Who! Here’s a list of people I love to follow on Twitter, and if you’re a writer, a reader, or just enjoy ramblings by intelligent, fun people, you should follow them, too!
T.S. Bazelli (@tsbazelli) – She’s super fun, great at tweeting and quote-tweeting, and posts the best literary advice! I often find myself clicking that little heart below her posts. Plus…her food photos make me drool a little. I long for a personal chef to prepare meals for me (as I hate cooking) and when I see her images…well it makes me just a little sadder that I don’t have a chef in my house. And yet, I can’t look away.
Hey you! However long it takes you to get to the end of your manuscript, it doesn’t matter. Whether or not you do #nanowrimo or you don’t hit the 50k. Your process is yours. The only thing that matters is that you figure it out and you get to The End someday. You can do this. ❤
— T.S. Bazelli (@tsbazelli) November 2, 2018
Mads Bertasio (@MadsBertasio) – Mads prefers they/them pronouns and they are an inspiration. I was thrilled to get to spend time with Mads in NYC this past summer, and they’ve taught me so much about what it means to be true to yourself. They’re a whole lot wiser than I was at 26 for sure. Mads is incredibly open about their experience as a queer #ownvoices writer. Their honesty and willingness to share stories about their journey makes me smile every time. Plus, Mads is 99% of the reason that hedgehogs show up regularly in my TL. And who doesn’t need that?
Today I was brave enough to let my coworker read my MS and the Universe rewarded me with one of the most thoughtful compliments I’ve ever received 😭♥️ #LGBTQwrimo #NaNoWriMo #amwriting #amrevising pic.twitter.com/PWlYg3SwRe
— Mads Bertasio (@MadsBertasio) November 17, 2018
Ralph Walker (@RW_Igloo) – Ralph is a SUPER-writer. Yes, that’s like Superman, but with words. He can do it all. Short stories, full-length novels, screenplays—you name it, he’s done it. Even better? He’s a SUPER-motivator. With his #5amwritersclub tweets, he’s up and tackling words before the sun rises every day. (Which is completely and totally, 100% opposite of my late night writing strategy, but somehow we see eye-to-eye when it comes to putting in the work!)
After another choppy, not very good, extremely frustrating, pull my hair out writing session I cut three scenes and the next sequence of scenes fell into place. #5amWritersClub #screenwriting #Amwriting pic.twitter.com/MTpQCgpkf9
— Ralph Walker (@RW_Igloo) January 12, 2019
Angela Caldwell (@AngelaMCaldwell) – I’m not really sure there’s anything Angela can’t do. She’s a teacher, a photographer, an author, a mother, a caretaker, and I’m sure there’s about eight other titles I must be missing… She’s been a wealth of knowledge when it comes to self-publishing and she’s eager to help! And…she’s another super-optimistic writing friend who’s really good at cheerleading!
Teaching is fun, but my middle school class…😬 pic.twitter.com/XtmYZBppI3
— Angela Marie (@AngelaMCaldwell) September 13, 2018
Yas (@TheWritinStylz) – I love Yas’s Twitter. She’s so much fun to follow, has an amazing personality, and I enjoyed celebrating with her online when she just attained agent representation as a writer! (Say it with me – WOOOHOOOOOO!) Yas is a tremendous and much needed voice when it comes to writing and to life and I only realized as I’m typing this that she just celebrated her 1-year anniversary last month! Congrats on the celebration of a lovely union, Yas!
Twit Fam, TY for all your congrats! Please allow one more anniversary share. Music is Primetime” by @JanelleMonae & Miguel & was our 1st dance. I don’t own it & I 🙏🏾 she doesn’t mind me using it bcuz her song is everything. 1 yr down. 👰🏾🤵🏿
Black Brady Bunch 🙌🏾! pic.twitter.com/hRkPYzRCga
— Yas iz Cookin’ Up👩🏾🍳 Words ✍🏾 like Stirfry 🍲 (@TheWritinStylz) December 2, 2018
Mariely Lares (@laresmar) – Aside from the fact that Mariely has a great sense of humor and frequently makes me laugh with some of her tweets, she’s also an amazing writer! Mariely is an incredibly talented Latinx writer who left me hanging (and crying) as a beta reader…because her work is SO intense and I only got to read the first 30 pages. Yes, she’s really THAT talented. I’m not exaggerating. I read the start of her story over a year ago and I’m still thinking about it. The intensity of those first few pages rivaled published authors I’ve read, and I look forward to the day that Mariely’s work is on the shelves of the bookstores. You can bet I’ll be first in line to buy one!
“We owe it to our fathers and mothers to see the day when we can say three things: we did not give up, we did not sell out, we did not surrender.”
— Mariely Lares (@laresmar) July 26, 2018
Don’t see yourself listed here? Don’t despair. There are so many amazing people to follow on Twitter. Hang around! You might be in my next issue of Who’s Who!
Also, if you missed my last Who’s Who? and you want to discover more great people to follow, click here!