Sunday, August 1, 2010


Terry3 Here are writing links that I’ve posted to Twitter for the past week. If you’re looking for a particular topic, just plug in your keyword into the search box at the top left-hand corner of the blog (on the black header right above my blog name…next to the Blogger symbol…the small search window is next to the magnifying glass) and the roundup with your subject will come up. To narrow your search down on the page, do a CTRL+F, type your subject, and hit enter.

Character Relatability:

The best of both worlds--soothing the query and submission angst:

Perk Up Your Bio: @bookmarketer

An agent answers, "What is writer's voice?"

10 Ways Blogging Can Improve Your Life:

The first page of your novel=prime real estate:

Is It Writer's Block? Or Over-Thinking?

Engineering a Mystery:

What Writers Wish They'd Known Before Pitching (Writer's Digest):

Planning -- I Was A Teenage Pantser:

One writer's top 10 writing tips:

How to Create Characters for Your Character-Driven Novel:

What Star Wars teaches us about character introductions: @p2p_editor

Words of advice from a writer turned editor:

A writer's guide to leaving an agent: @srjohannes

How to Write a Great Blog Post in Just 15 Minutes:

Funny business: @AuthorGuy

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Magic Peach Cobbler

Confessions of a guilty writing mum:

"I don't want to be a professional writer."

The Write Stuff--What are Stories Made Of?

Tips for writing a series: @ChuckSambuchino

Best articles this week for writers (7-30): @4KidLit

11 Tips for Increasing Pace: @alanorloff

Platform – to have or have not?

4 Reasons Writers Don’t Write – Goal Setting Tips for Writers:

Zen and the art of not writing:

How To Revise and Resubmit:

An agent does some mythbusting:

5 Resources on the Public Domain:

How to Tell Agent #2 You're Leaving Agent #1:

Are you writing a short story or a novel (the difference in word counts):

Promote as if you were self-published:

Got Ripe Strawberries? Make Cleo Coyle's Liquid Candy St...

1st drafts--how to keep plowing through them: @Anasleuth

Why POV is an amazing tool:

An agent on setting up your writing business:

How Can I get Published? Right Now! (Confessions of the Unkind):

10 Tips to Convince Your Reader of Anything:

Why You Should Write to the Edges of Your Niche:

10 reasons it's great to be a writer: @elspethwrites

Facebook tags for book promo:

Narrative, Resonance and Genre:

Writer's guide to reading people--what does men's hair reveal about a character?

The Positive Side of Rejection:

The trouble with dialogue, part 3:

Top 10 Must Have WordPress Plugins:

How To Discover Your Productivity Patterns:

It's POV day today! :) One more POV link--how to choose the right POV for your novel: @p2p_editor

My fellow mystery loving cook, @CleoCoyle 's "Roast Mortem" releases Aug. 3! Ck out for release party contests & info.

One guide to self-editing:


Why Should People Buy Your Book?

How to write a synopsis:

Do Crime Books Make You a Criminal?

Ten Reasons To Keep Writing:

Pros and cons of the different POVs: @authorterryo

How to read a publishing contract (19):

Amazon Launches Sleeker Kindle (NPR):

How One Author Is Using Scribd to Find Readers (Writer's Digest):

J K Rowling moves to dismiss plagiarism charge:

Describing Characters? Be Subtle:

Will the Book Survive? (Daily Beast):

When Strangers Meet--the Use of Strangers in Crime Fiction: @mkinberg

The best goal is no goal:

7 Ways to Ignite Your Creative Spark:

How Your Spouse Can Help Your Work-Life Balance:

The audacity of authors:

Creativity negativity:

When It's Time to Move On (Or How I Got My Current Agent):

Enjoy reading? 6 reasons to join Goodreads:

Picture Book or Short Story?

Top 2 social media mistakes authors make, according to a consultant: @alexisgrant

The Next Big Thing Online Could Well Be Anonymity:

How a Christian writer and agent defines success:

5 Things Trail Running Can Teach You About Focus:

Revision survival tips: @jmartinlibrary

Tools for agent searching: @dlschubert

6 Simple Ways to Eliminate Your Excuses:

I've Got an Agent... Now What? or for Writers/Agents:

Looking and Listening: Spy Skills for Writers: @Writeitsideways

5 Blogging Inspirations:

Writing retreat tips: @jesakalong

Not sure how to promote your book? Marketing tips--an approach for everyone:

Resource roundup for fantasy writers:

On goals and patience: @TeresaFrohock

Top Tips for Your Twitter Targets:

11 literary holidays for book lovers:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Calzones Like the Pros

The Fifteen-per-cent Solution:

12 stages of writing: @TeresaFrohock

"I know why the vampire sparkles!"

Be There Or Be Talked About: Managing Your Reputation Online:

Subjects to avoid when writing for magazines:

Knowing Your Process: Where: @wawriters

Questions on the Case of Pronouns:

5 thoughts on book promo:

An Agency Intern on Ten Common Query Mistakes:

13 Ways a Friendly Cop Can Help Superheroes:

5 Rules for Writing YA:

Time Management for Writers: One Simple Strategy Which Helps You to Find Time:

The Truth About Typos:

Why Fantasy in Young Adult?

Why one YA author loves Stephanie Meyer:

Writing the perfect wedding:

One writer's writer's block rant:

Writing our region--tips for conveying a sense of place to our readers: @mkinberg

Conference round-up--Midsouth Writing Retreat:

How to attract readers to our blogs: @JodyHedlund

10 Steps to a Better Story:

Orient your readers:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Sneak Peek at Some Hummus

12 Ways to Market Your Event With Social Media:

9 Ways to Sync Bookmarks:

5 Ideas for Sharpening Your Next Speech:

A Day in the Life of a Querier:

16 Tips for Being Productive While Working From Home:

Vampires – Worldbuilding Rules and Why Did You Go There?

The importance of varying your sentence structure:

7 Reasons Why You Are Time Poor:

The importance of silence--putting pauses in your dialogue: @elspethwrites

Revision Readiness Checklist:

Writer's Envy:

Why Book TV is the Shiz:

How can you tell if your story has emotional resonance?

Take Your Writing to the Next Level @righter1

Writing pitfalls to avoid: @authorterryo

Five Reasons Amazon E-Books are Outselling Hardcovers:

Writers--finish what you start: @merrileefaber

Three Ways to Make a Story Your Own: @Christi_Craig

Can Any Author Be Worth $50 Million Today? (Publishers Weekly)

Want to get published? Stock up on patience: @jennwwrites

The love/hate relationship we have with our books: @JodyHedlund

How to be Insanely Productive and Still Keep Smiling:

5 Screenwriting Tips All Writers Can Learn From:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: The Long Quiche Goodbye - new recipe

5 Book Marketing Dos and Don'ts:

The Immediate Benefits of Having a Newsletter & Why You Need One Now:

Gen-X's Midlife Crisis Continues (in books and movies):

Writer's Digest's Best Tweets for Writers (wk ending 7/23):

Working Amazon: Some Strategies For Selling in E-retail Stores:

Making Money through Articles:

Industry Encouraged Self-Esteem Problems:

Promote Your Book on Facebook With a Fan Page:

Can a writer salvage early manuscripts?

Shortcuts to Fame: 5 Tips for Writers:

Imposter Syndrome: One Writer’s Experience:

The 7 Secrets of Running a Wildly Popular Blog:

What makes a good climax?

Conference Survival Tips:

Social media--what's the point? Depends on what form of social media you're talking about:

Writing fantasy and other childishness:

The Trouble With Mid-Career Writer Advice:

Freestyling vs. Outlining:

Ten of the best nameless protagonists in literature (Guardian):

They're not rules, they're price tags:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Welcome Guest Blogger Deborah Sharp

11 Paradoxes of Being a Better Public Speaker:

What Makes a Bad Guy Bad:

In defense of modifiers:

Building your author platform:

How one writer uses a mind map to build stories: @PauloCamposInk

Konrath's thoughts on Wylie, the agent who took some of his star authors' books and published as ebooks:

Best links for writers--wk of 7/23 (excellent): @4KidLit

Overcoming the dreaded writer's block:

20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Submitting Your Work: @PauloCamposInk

The Complete Guide to Going Paperless:

Seven Writing Sins: Sloth:

An agent on the learning curve that never ends:

The bad writer's tripping point:

Taxes and the writer:

Some thoughts on writing beginnings:

Creating the next great alien language... why?

The boy problem in YA:

When Your Setting Is A Character:

When you get a rejection--questions to ask yourself (besides "why"):

Twitterific--the week in tweets:

7 Simple Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog:

The Importance of Self-Editing: