Sunday, December 5, 2010


Terry3_thumb[1]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.

Breaking Into Video Game Writing:

The use of cliffhangers in crime fiction: @mkinberg

6 Ways to Improve Your Writing Skills:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 12/3/2010: @4KidLit

A useful trait for a protagonist:

Manuscript submission etiquette:

Maintaining Creative Control for Artists:

Your monsters don't want you to write:

Do Zombies Eat Ivy? The Undead Reach Academia: (NY Times)

How to Create a "Kindle for the Web" Sample of Your Kindle Book on Any Blog or Website:

Top 5 Tips for a Sustainable Home Office:

Revisions revisited:

10 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the US: @janetrudolph

How to Captivate Your Audience with Story:

How to put heart & soul into your story structure:

Investing in your writing:

5 Common Blogging Disasters to Avoid:

12 things one writer learned from NaNo:

How To Keep Blogging From Being a Popularity Contest:

Reversion of rights:

Author blurbs:

What editors do at conferences:

Active vs. Passive Voice in Writing:

12 Ways To Scare Away Twitter Followers:

4 Ways To Deal With Fictional Parents:

Writing a book proposal – you are in the driver’s seat:

5 Kinds of Blog Posts Proven to Drive Traffic:

The writer/editor relationship:

Freedom to Write and to Teach Writing: Notes from the Swamp:

3 writers on creativity:

The importance of keeping your story interesting:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Pasta Primavera @CleoCoyle

Degree options for aspiring writers:

10 of the best fishing trips in literature (Guardian):

Querying publishers directly:

Breaking up (with an agent) is hard to do:

Getting The Call Means Your Work Gets Harder:

Conflict--put it at the front of your story:

10 Authors Whose Novels Took Over 5 Years to Write and Publish:

Looking for story ideas? Consider the front page news:

Google to move into the ebook market at end of year:

National Novel Writing Month Writers Produce 2,799,449,947 Words:

A 2011 planner for writers:

The art of the editorial letter:

What a conversation with a seduction guru taught one writer about creativity:

How to write a 1-page synopsis:

When it comes to writing, economize:

Worldview and story approach:

Without libraries, we will lose a mark of our civilization (Guardian):

Friends Don't Let Friends Overwrite:

Putting In the Time to Become a Good Writer:

Front-loading your work as an author:

What one writer learned while writing his latest book:

An example of a query letter that worked:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Holiday Lights or Lites?? @CleoCoyle

Basic Structure of an Erotic Short Story:

Best Literary Agents on Twitter:

Re-Envisioning a Scene Without Rewriting it:

How to write an author's bio: @clarissadraper

10 signs of an approaching deadline: @elspethwrites

7 Ways to Write When You Don't Have Time: @4kidlit

Overwhelmed by your writing? A hint for overcoming it:

Romance in a Mystery Series:

Good Writing is Invisible:

9 Ways to Create and Maintain a Successful Blog:

Staying out of the Rejection Pile:

Booksellers (and e-readers) – you have never had it so good (Guardian):

Should you write all-dialogue scenes? Not really:

An agent with querying tips:

10 things for writers to be thankful for:

Holiday gift books for authors – 2010′s best writing books – Pt. 1:

9 tips for querying:

3 rules of dialogue:

The Difference Between Good & Bad Literary Fiction:

What writers have to go through:

Writers pick their favorite translations (Guardian):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Ham and Hash Brown Casserole @CleoCoyle

5 Procrastination Strategies to Become More Productive:

What you say to yourself matters:

3 lessons in publishing:

Is it time to start revising your manuscript?

A Guardian interview with Margaret Atwood:

5 best free Wordpress plugins for your writer website:

The New Yorker's holiday gift guide for book lovers:

Become a fictional character for free speech (LA Times):

10 Realizations that Will Crush Your Little Heart In Your First Year of Blogging:

3 Tips on Writing Love Scenes:

The Best Time of Year to Query Literary Agents:

How Reading And Book Buying Has Changed With The Kindle: @thecreativepenn

How to Write the First Draft – 6 Writing Tips From Writers:

Fan-Fiction: Worth a Writer’s Time?

No sex, please, we're literary! (Salon):

Can't find an agent? Go to Plan B:

How to speak publisher - A is for Apps:

Getting Better at Bad: Why Practice Doesn’t (Always) Make Perfect:

Hit a roadblock in your manuscript? 7 ideas for getting around it: @authorterryo

Making a plan to write:

Description: Friend or Foe?

The Great F-Bomb Debate:

Writing: The Character Dilemma:

How to get a 100% full-request rate (lol):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Chanukah Latkes and a Chocolate Candle Giveaway from Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle

What’s Your Novel’s Log Line?

How To Write Honest Fiction. If Not, How To Fake It:

7 Timeless Principles of Achievement:

Top 10 ways to get your word count in during the upcoming holidays:

Fake Writing Jobs: @victoriastrauss

Writing Devices: Transitions:

Mystery Writer's Guide to Forensic Science - Poisons VII: @clarissadraper

Turn your computer into a typewriter:

Six Ways to Polish Your Book Proposal Before Sending It Off:

How to Get More Subscribers for Your Email List:

The Nine Circles of Writing Hell:

Is Boston the hub of steampunk?

Handling Your Word Count:

Revision tips--issues to watch out for:

8 Tips for Writing in the Flow:

What a 'short bio' should include (Writer's Digest):

Comprehensive review of the NOOKcolor: @authorterryo

Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s writing style:

How Google Can Save America’s Books (NY Review of Books):

Three Simple Ways to Make Your Writing Just Like Everyone Else’s:

How Not to Launch a Career in Publishing:

Distraction-free writing: