Sunday, September 12, 2010



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.

Review of the Kindle 3 Lighted Cover (and a brief history of lights and e-ink devices):

Writing your book's opening:

No, you're not too old to read YA:

How to read a publishing contract (22):

7 Ways Authors Can Market Without the Internet:

3 articles on mind-mapping for writers:

Tips for writing backstory:

Up the stakes to grab readers:

Time Warp: 5 Ways To Find Flow In Your Writing:

Google Instant & Google Scribe for Writers:

5 Clever Ways to Make A Sticky Blog:

The Most Important Words On Your Website:

Eat, Pray, Blog:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Chocolate Chip Cookies @CleoCoyle


One writer responds to his rejections:

How to write a blog series:

A Simple Guide to Running a Facebook Page:

7 Success Lessons from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

5 Ways Serious Bloggers Can Fail: @LiteraryNobody

Mystery writing--characters who live in quiet desperation: @mkinberg

Should I use a nom de plume?

Dealing with wordlessness:

Writing--what makes it worth it, despite the frustrations?

How to Write and Send a Press Release:

How to Avoid Stretching Yourself Too Thin:

7 Cheap and Healthy Meal Ideas for Starving Writers:

Is There a Disconnect In Your Story?

Six Myths About the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts (Huff Post):

Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/10/10: @4kidlit

Creating a protagonist? Some questions to ask yourself:

Agree To Disagree: The Key To Constant Conflict, Part 1:

16 Predictions for the Future of Publishing:

An overworked agent's version of triage:

The curse of swearing in children's books (Guardian):

7 Ways to Grow Your Writers’ Group:

A List of Mystery Writing Group Blogs:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Recession Cold Cuts or "Poor Girl's Hot Butt" by Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle

A Writer's Life: I Hear Voices and I See Dead People:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Thursday’s Winner Is… @CleoCoyle

How to Re-Ignite Your Blogging Fire When You’re Feeling Burnt Out:

How one agent evaluates full manuscripts:

More about revision letters:

10 Ways to Create a Better “About Page” for Your Blog:

Are you striving to survive or succeed as a writer?

Mystery writer's guide to forensic science--blood spatters: @clarissadraper

Downtime can equal productivity:

How to Get Your Book Reviewed:

Amish Romance Poised to Dethrone Vampire Romance?

How to Deal With Contradictory Query Advice:

Ten Ways to Know if Your (Internet) Marketing is Paying Off: @everythinggreen

Some helpful revision tips:

How To Post an Amazon Review: Random Acts of Publicity:

The Writing is in the Rewriting:

What to Work on When You Can't Think of Anything New To Write:

Characterization--tips for getting real: @SpunkOnAStick

What Drives an Agent Crazy? Part 5:

Writing for the Impatient Reader: @ultraswan

Those Pesky Overused Words: @authorterryo

An agent answers writers' questions:

Reviews – How should an author react?

Ten of the best religious zealots in literature (Guardian):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Wednesday's Winner is... @CleoCoyle

6 content tips for creating successful blog posts:

POV problems--do they distract you as a reader?

10 of the bloodiest bedtime stories (Independent):

How To Write Magical Words – Writing Fantasy (and other genres, too):

How to read a publishing contract (21):

Does your story have enough of the element of mystery in it?

Historical fact or fiction?

Reading genres you're not proud over (Boston Globe):

Confessions of an Acquisitions Editor:

Ten of the best railway journeys in literature (Guardian):

How To Effectively Manage Your Online Reputation:

Which is Best: First or Third Person Point of View?

Simply Said...How to Motivate Yourself:

Did You Get The Memo? You Don’t Have To Write Fiction:

What Batman Can Teach You About Proofreading:

How to Beat Procrastination Permanently:

Sentence strengthening exercises:

Conflict--the engine of your story:

An agent on author headshots:

8 Ways for Writers to Create a Captivating Website:

6 ways authors can profit from their books “after the sale”:

5 new school year resolutions for writing parents:

10 reasons one writer is considering writing romance:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Win a prize! It's a wrap! @CleoCoyle

10 Authorial Confessions:

Character Motivation:

Can a Blog Challenge Help Drive Traffic to Your Site?

12 Ways to Create a Mailing List that Will Sell Books:

August's helpful writing sites and blog posts: @gracefuldoe

One writer offers examples of requested revisions from her editor:

To Have or Have Not a Facebook Page:

How To Publish Your Book On Kindle And Ipad: @BubbleCow

What Drives an Agent Crazy? Part 4 (the break-up):

This is Why You Always Meet Your Deadlines:

Capitalizing on your manuscript's strengths:

Marketing during the publishing process:

Writer's guide to reading people--what the office can say about a character:

Evil Wylie Twitter Writer Gives Interview:

A reminder for character naming:

Self Editing Tips – Turf the Non Descript:

Tips for writing multicultural stories:

Mature voices in YA lit:

The plot that swam away:

The difference between chapters and scenes:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Monday's Back to School Winner!!! @CleoCoyle

Author Or Writer, Which Do You Want To Be?

Writing exercise--building on cliches:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Monday @CleoCoyle

Author Websites for the "Pre-Published":

7 reasons to partner on someone else's book launch:

The Cost of Writing:

Ten tropes you'll find in science fiction - over and over again:

Does Your Novel Suffer From Flat Writing?

The Pernicious Momentum of First Ideas:

5 Quick-Start Tips to Help Improve Your Writing:

Adapting Your Blog Into a Book:

The importance of reading for writers:

10 signs You Are Ready to Publish a Book:

Novel Design: Character Types:

Self-publishing realities:

Ten Ways to Improve Your Writing:

Bait and switch tactics:

Top 5 launch day lessons: @suvudu

13 Wonderful Truths About Publishing:

For bloggers--50 free icon sets:

Why narrative isn't a bad thing:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Back to School BLOG PARTY @CleoCoyle

Your Self-Help Book Should Not Be a Thinly Disguised Memoir:

Talent is for cheats--3 things a writer really needs: @jammer0501

Twitter Made Simple:

One Writer's Guide to Cheating Time:

Choosing not to follow writing rules is different from not *knowing* the rules of writing:

Rewriting: The Subplot Pass:

Including birthdays in our books:

What High Concept Means:

Overarching tension:

Describing a Character's Physical Features:

How to send Requested Materials:

Info on the Muse Online Writers Conference:

Writer workshops--are they worth it?

Catch a reader by the hook:

Whom is the Person Which I Know? (grammar brush-up)

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Welcome Guest Blogger Vicki Doudera! @CleoCoyle

The Narrative Trinity:

Making Your Worlds Come Alive:

Why You Should Shoot Adverbs on Sight:

Think e-books are the first device to create a publishing quandary? A little history, courtesy of the Boston Globe:

The Importance of Being Intentional: @JodyHedlund

Should you edit as you go?

What "high concept" means:

5 Ways Mama-Writers Can Foster Creativity in Kids:

How to Summit Life’s Everyday Mountains:

Anti-networking in a networking age:

10 tips for rewriting:

The main parts of most genre stories--how to plot with them:

Making your own querying luck:

Consider your audience? Don't!

Can Writers Market Themselves Without Making Eyes Roll?

Writing Routines and Ruts:

What makes a story "high concept"?

The fear surrounding writing:

The benefits of saying less:

Creativity--what it is and how to nurture it:

Top 5 Most Indispensable Twitter Tools for Marketers:

What their house can tell us about our character:

The Largest Cause of Your Insecurity:

Slaying the Dragon of Authorial Intrusion: @MuseInks

You *don't* have to write every day:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Zwetschgendatschie @CleoCoyle

How to be a Good Literary Loser:

Writer's guide to reading people--the office: @clarissadraper

67 Perseverance Quotes to Keep You Going:

The plot that swam away:

It Takes a Village--All the People Who Contribute to a Novel's Success:

Add spice to your writing: