Sunday, August 29, 2010


Terry3 Here are writing links that I’ve posted to Twitter for the past week. (And there are fewer tweets—I went on a Tweetcation while I was out of town.) :) 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.

Create a Web Banner in Microsoft Word:

Elevate Your Ending:

6 Steps to a Prettier Blog (sans designer):

The Irony of Impossible:

10 Sunday Night Blues Busters for a Better Monday Morning:

How to Crush It As a Writer: The ‘Weird’ Trick:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 8/27/2010: @4KidLit

Are you benefiting from the intimacy of pronouns?

Writers--what's your specialty?

The Death of Print Publishing:

How the media gets it wrong: @victoriastrauss

The elevator pitch:

A Post About Plotting:

Dealing With Rejection And Moving On:

The Writer Olympics:

Revisions are a messy but necessary beast:

How Can Writers Know if Their Writing Is Ready For Querying?

What Fiction Writers Blog About:

Windows and Mirrors: Stories That Cross Borders:

23 (More) Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger:

How To Be A Completely Authentic Tweep (Without Sending People Screaming in the Opposite Direction)

Are You Ready To Submit Your Novel? and

When Christian fiction becomes preachy:

Do e-readers mean more book reading? @MermaidHel

Five Simple Things Agents Can Do To Make Writers' Lives Easier (and Three Things Writers Should Do Regardless):

The Query Critique Group:

Ten Reasons To Keep Writing:

Keywords: A writer’s guide to attracting more traffic to your blog:

Writing -- When Things Go Wrong:

How Important is Blogging For Unpublished Writers?

9 Ways to Use Social Media to Inspire Your Writing:

The Two Laws for In-Person Critique:

The importance of having our characters *want* something:

Better to wine than to whine:

Untying the knot while weaving the tapestry of a novel:

The Key to Forming a New Habit:

What is dynamic?

Why digital publishing didn't catch on 10 years ago--and why it might now:

The 5 Best Start Page Services to Start Your MorningThe 5 Best Start Page Services to Start Your Morning:

Today's Tweak: Show Don't Tell:

Writing to meet your Needs:

Writing today for tomorrow's world:

Where We Write: The Merits of Making Do:

Poets & Writers releases list of top 50 MFA programs for 2011:

Agents Tell All at RWA National:

Writing the Basics. Sentence Structure, Paragraph Structure and Why they Matter:

"Delicious and Suspicious" giveaway on The World of Book Reviews blog: @Babslighthouse

The Changing Face of Publishing:

The Wastefulness of Decluttering; or How to Make Less Count for More:

The tao of novel pacing: @HeatherMcCorkle

How to Stay Productive When the Internet Is Down:

Are You Making It Hard for People to Comment on Your Blog?

60 Tips to Improve Your Nonfiction Writing:

Strengthen your story with proper framing:

Your writing business--tips for running it:

Nurturing talent in writers:

What will future generations of writers relate to?

When You Simply MUST Finish:

5 Time Management Tips for Those Writers & Freelancers Who Can:

When Are Characters Off Limits?

How much do writers make? The Rejecter explains:

How to sign an e-book (Baltimore Sun) :

Crime fiction fashions and trends--do trends affect you, if you're a mystery writer? @mkinberg

5 keys to realistic dialogue: @clarissadraper

The Power of an E-mail Network (10 Years in the Making):

Unblock Your Writing Through Visualization:

What Makes a Good First Sentence:

Ten top tips for new writers:

The Perks of Being Unpublished:

Be a better beta:

5 Resources for Tracking Your To-do Lists:

How to Write a Query Letter: @victoriastrauss

The tussle over Barnes & Noble (LA Times):

How To Have Zen In Your Pen Again And Again:

5 tips on using social media to market yourself:

How to Use Tone To Your Advantage (Zelda Style):

8 Ways Writers Can Push Themselves To Grow: @jodyhedlund

Simple ways to streamline your writing life: @jillkemerer

Voice, voice, voice: @RoniGriffin