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✏️Ben Langhinrichs @blanghinrichs Shaker Heights, OH, USA

President of Genii Software & MG author, DANGER TASTES DREADFUL '18. Against bigotry & for diversity. (he/him) https://t.co/77Xr9JbBKD

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@Dusti_Bowling @pascalcampion That is a terrific cover. (Not the least bit surprising with @pascalcampion, whose art is always amazing.)
1/18
2020
My concept vs my first draft (since I am only pitching to myself for the moment). https://t.co/7TOQkQYXs1 @ariannecostner I hope not. <Frets needlessly about whether he has ever sent the wrong color before realizing he ne… https://t.co/qgAJE5qPC6 @alanlepo While I'm not a big fan of swag that I can't eat on the spot (yay, chocolates and mints), I must admit my… https://t.co/KxegkMMe3H @CBethAnderson I remember finding a typo in the third or fourth Harry Potter book. It happens. @jasperezsanchez @helloomabel @KTegenBooks @clairefriedman8 Congrats!First in a series helping traditional Notes developers explore new AppDev for HCL Domino 11, including NodeJS, REST… https://t.co/ePB1K8Q4YH @RSJoneseeAuthor I did not, and still don't. I went through a long agent search, but while several liked it, they s… https://t.co/u35OvVVnZv
1/17
2020
@RSJoneseeAuthor First one traditional, MG fantasy (aimed at the younger end).I really do appreciate lit agents who send warm, supportive form rejection letters. I'd rather get a form rejection… https://t.co/bo7IfV8Z7lThe tree you are busy hugging has new branches. #dominoforever #nodejs #webdev https://t.co/Y2OmrU1Rke @mimi_albert Congratulations! How cool. @SJGreenHart Yes, and have since I was about 25. Of course, back then we put it on absolutely everything, so that m… https://t.co/KyCaUjltcC
1/16
2020
@ElanaKArnold @hannabarczyk @HolidayHouseBks @LernerBooks Great new cover! @writerkmc Yay! Congrats! @LieslShurtliff He's such a lighthearted, misunderstood fellow in the novel I am querying, I tend to forget. @LieslShurtliff Oh my, that took a dark turn.If she thinks the House did an incomplete job, as idiotic as that is, then allowing witnesses and documentation so… https://t.co/5Z6bPwFZqvThe tree you are busy hugging has new branches. #HCL #dominoforever #appdev https://t.co/Y2OmrU1Rke
1/15
2020
@sarakapadia Sounds cool. I know some excellent Indian middle grade authors including @Sayantani16 who write fantas… https://t.co/lknOTpjjkv @Politidope Steyer is helped by having so little name recognition, so more of a tabla rasa. Bloomberg is hurt becau… https://t.co/SMLVgnfGGEAlmost the only candidate I would campaign AGAINST in the Democratic primaries is Bernie Sanders. And while I would… https://t.co/Doe1diR99g @sarakapadia Happy to meet you. What kind of middle grade do you write? There are some good ways to meet other MG w… https://t.co/9RB1hiRd3L @ethiedee Me, too. I've made the mixtapes, rewound them, and wore them out as well.
1/14
2020
@alanlepo German @JazdzewskiTara @CastleNovelist And I think it is fair to have it color the work. I don't mind some people who have… https://t.co/rhrmdH4XSz @GargoylePhan @JazdzewskiTara @jpdailing That's the key thing. If I object to something in the book, that's differe… https://t.co/LwmtT6ahWJ @JazdzewskiTara I think it is perfectly possible to like a creation and not like the creator. Orson Scott Card is a… https://t.co/3Lp1vZgtcOSomething I've been thinking about lately. I've gotten a few comments from well-meaning people about Of Curses and… https://t.co/qGiWr7y87W
Retweeted by ✏️Ben Langhinrichs @smenonbooks Absolutely, you should write the books you feel moved to write, heavy or light or both. (Btw, Of Curse… https://t.co/RrOX0JJMQADefinitely in one of those "The people who say it can't be done should get out of the way of the people who are doing it" moods. Booyeah!
1/13
2020
@drtarasanderson Safe. I'd love it if they also felt comfortable and happy and respected, but mostly, no matter wha… https://t.co/W0PYQxR63E @MelissaSarno Wow!
1/12
2020
@Penny_Zang Facebook groups are almost the only reason I stay on FB. Mostly author groups, but some tech groups. Fa… https://t.co/FyFmerAPoc @haleshannon I usually figure out that I don't know where I am going before I finish the first draft. I have multip… https://t.co/XtpQFfXMRS
1/11
2020
@MorganHzlwood Iguana follow your advice. I really guana. @RosieeThor Sounds more ace/aro-ignorant than ace-phobic, but then I try to be as optimistic as possible. But go ah… https://t.co/TYZviOCzu8 @jeffobergwrites @TheresaHauthor @JimMcCarthy528 @PeterClines Very true. @jeffobergwrites @TheresaHauthor @JimMcCarthy528 @PeterClines Agreed. It is wonderful from the very beginning, but… https://t.co/0ei3bpn4Hl @blackmyeyez I'm glad you've found some peace. You be you. Too many people have struggled too long trying to fit in… https://t.co/8AwWs6bEmB @TheresaHauthor @JimMcCarthy528 @PeterClines I miss the days when Anne of Green Gables could be published with its… https://t.co/Yk2ovqdal9 @JimMcCarthy528 I don't worry about the agents who make it to page 25 or even 10 of my query. They're already hooke… https://t.co/e7OcJU04gj
1/10
2020
@generativist Only forced by circumstance. I know it is the right thing for this task, but having avoided it so far… https://t.co/qn8OCKm0CH @generativist I'm always glad to hear there are people who love #python, because I am mostly a C/C++ programmer and… https://t.co/nVLF0bbXwz @BreannaTeintze To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld: You go to knit with the yarn you have, not the yarn you might want o… https://t.co/rWM7Vd6kLu @LaurenBaratzL I like how she thinks Congress is taking power away as opposed to performing its duties. But the rea… https://t.co/IoEpFLaC8a @richardmoy @HCLDigital Rather exciting to see how many wish list items they are marking as likely. @meganbfrazer @joshfunkbooks @jhunt24 Also, our local public library just abandoned fines for all the reasons you list. @meganbfrazer @joshfunkbooks @jhunt24 The librarian at our local school works hard to make sure all kids can take o… https://t.co/LBwalDoiFF @Penny_Zang @veschwab @kierstenwhite @lauraeweymouth Also, @ChuckWendig and @Jarrett_Lerner do really well. @Penny_Zang Well, @veschwab and @kierstenwhite and @lauraeweymouth all come immediately to mind.
1/9
2020
@kharmakelley If there's one thing I've learned, it's that it is very hard to recognize the microaggressions you've… https://t.co/jp0K6KZopj @nekuthebitch @Ryality I've been told all three things as well. Over time, I've learned to use whatever sounds righ… https://t.co/gtBoPfv1TH @KristenTaber @yslorent My family traveled back and forth to Canada frequently. I remember in Maine a little border… https://t.co/dvqpooc0Wv @petejknapp Thanks! @LaurenBaratzL @ewarren I'm not committed to anyone yet, but @ewarren is certainly one of my top choices. I like he… https://t.co/vM6QR5Qx3s @petejknapp I've heard stories about how the paper shortage (or rather, reallocation of paper for other uses) has i… https://t.co/0HCttAIODw @yslorent Niagara Falls, probably, though the fact that our elementary school took us to Toronto (in a different co… https://t.co/gsJjtHCNxh @bradfordlit I had them out as a kid, and only remember my throat being very sore for a few days. People say it is… https://t.co/joLHko0tOZ @Janet_Reid I've been advised to say "complete at 65,000 words" to make it clear that it is not only half written.… https://t.co/Gs4git2xyw
1/8
2020
@RosieeThor Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you reminded us, because although I've raved about it to many, I hadn't lef… https://t.co/sd7WDP4iFZ5 of 5 stars to Tarnished Are the Stars by Rosiee Thor https://t.co/3yiyK9F4eP
1/7
2020
Excited to snag @atrueblood5's new book, Across a Broken Shore, from the Hot Picks shelf at our public library. Looking forward to this one. @KwanaWrites @romancewriters Such an offensive cover, though about as revealing as it could possibly be about the mindset. @Gidgerby @richardmoy That might have been a Damien Katz-led thing, though it was a long time ago, so I don't recall. @Handende @TheStagmania I don't think it is even a matter of being right or left of Bernie. To them, anybody but Be… https://t.co/dSsMHBHMDH @Penny_Zang I'd happily eat any of the ones in the middle column, though chocolate with sprinkles are my favorite.… https://t.co/ED6YLQxoykSo excited to reveal the cover of THREE KEYS, my sequel to FRONT DESK, coming out in Sept!!! It’s an election year… https://t.co/eZSBMrdYFX
Retweeted by ✏️Ben LanghinrichsIn the valley of unfulfilled promises, the half-baked resolve is king. #devtips #javascript
1/6
2020
Do not thy Beauty scorn - For fans of George Darley, here's a response poem I wrote to "It is not Beauty I Demand"… https://t.co/nYtinJdLTd @eeberquist Though it also might have been regional or rural vs urban. @eeberquist It used to be much more common when I was young, which was... a long time ago. @Adam_K__ I love imagining a quirky character in an unusual situation, and finding out how that character responds.… https://t.co/qYjzwRhWze @RebeccaSky This definitely reads as fatphobia, with a healthy side dose of shithead. Why would he think it is one… https://t.co/LLUSQyYsIc @RSJoneseeAuthor I don't use them in stories or novels. (Partly because I write mostly for kids, but also because I… https://t.co/01ik5JuLz7 @dept42 To be more succinct, interact well with people and they will interact back. @dept42 I don't know what helps, but I know I usually check people's profiles when I am curious about their self-pe… https://t.co/4V1VDfGQZ5
1/5
2020
@emarie23 One of the issues that makes it difficult is that publishing is in bad shape for lots of reasons, and a l… https://t.co/Ts6vM2OS8P @alexjpollard Thank you for sharing this. It was awful reading the other article (not because of you, but him), and… https://t.co/CneZ633HmG @emarie23 Fwiw, even if she does not become your agent, you may have a heck of a lot more success finding one with… https://t.co/QsEmwF1vVC @emarie23 There are tricks to reducing word count such as eliminating dialogue tags and such, but reducing by 1/4 r… https://t.co/3smPd4umvh @soontornvat @hanuol @Candlewick Gorgeous cover. Wow!
1/4
2020
@jarodrosello I've done this as well. It both helps me frame how the story is meant to be received and gives me som… https://t.co/g61r6Orwqh @KatelynRaeBooks @LillyPipReads I've done it both chronologically and jumping around. There are advantages and disa… https://t.co/yAQlCsXyCh @shadowdustraven Working on my middle grade mystery today. Somewhat of a Greenglass House vibe with a touch of Arte… https://t.co/61N88ysDc6 @annmrose <Checks WIPs. Phew. No wake up calls.>
1/3
2020
@michellehazen From a structural point of view, it would be best if a flaw in her character caused her to misunders… https://t.co/cbxY4VwTvD @RexMegasaurus @FkYouKonami @FlorioGina That's been our way as well. I do most of the actual cooking, she does most… https://t.co/ve1fEv4doo @SaadiaFaruqi Congratulations! Always good to see more Yasmin books out there.★★★★★The Story That Cannot Be Told by J. Kasper Kramer - I chanced on this book because it was displayed on the Chi… https://t.co/KGaOpRLcgg @Karahdactyl Occasionally it subsides into dull dread and resignation, but it always resurges. To paraphrase Bette… https://t.co/dBG1YmObW0
1/2
2020
@NeuroRebel Everybody is special and has their own unique bundle of gifts and challenges. That doesn't make anyone… https://t.co/m518JXEh8Y @angelajames My family didn't really have any such traditions, but my wife's family always had pea soup, so we've g… https://t.co/kF7lSwjsLc
1/1
2019
@SarahAllenBooks Happy Birthday!
12/31
2019
I’ve read 43 YA novels this year simply so I can recommend different books to my students. Although I don’t advocat… https://t.co/2iXqg6xQUx
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12/26
2019
I mean, I do appreciate that you have embraced a certain amount of diversity. It is good to see the more diverse ro… https://t.co/zOtg617QThHey, @hallmarkchannel, just wanted to say that I love your Christmas movies (and appreciate the addition of some Ha… https://t.co/5iRuMisqfP @CDwivediWrites I slip into a faint Nova Scotia accent sometimes. I don't notice, but others ask about it. I used t… https://t.co/oBfELsMtT1
12/24
2019
@lauraeweymouth Lots of kind of strength, and lots of issues better solved without drawing blood.
12/23
2019
@Gidgerby Hmm. I wrote a poem from the point of view of an island... a very angry island at that. I guess we all fi… https://t.co/XuIKD1XqMa
12/22
2019

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