Sunday, December 12, 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.

7 Tips for Finding the Best “Real-People” Sources (for freelancers and novelists needing primary sources for research):

6 tips to keep your online writing persona fresh: @ZiggyKinsella

Prioritizing Your To Do List – Pick the Most Efficient Target:

5 tips in responding to criticism:

Printing Your Book: Should You Go with Print-on-Demand?

Living With Nice Writer Syndrome:

5 Ways to Make Your Blog Stand Out From the Crowd:

Writing enigmatic characters:

Genre sales report--Women's Lit (from a publishing insider):

How to Begin a Story:

The secret ingredient to a strong author platform:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Peppermint Bark! The bark that's better when you bite! @CleoCoyle

Create a Social Media Optimized Email Signature:

How to learn from critique partners:

Writing mantras: @bluemaven

Tips on writing for children (video): @thecreativepenn

Nurturing the writing life:

26 Tips for Enhancing Your Facebook Page:

Writing authentic dialogue:

6 Questions NOT to ask a Writer:

A Writing Lesson about Pettiness from Poe:

Don't be afraid to dream big:

8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content:

Things Every Story Needs to do:

Interesting interview with Writer's Digest editor Jane Friedman on writers and social media:

Lazy writing:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 12/10/2010: @4kidlit

Put Resilience In Your Writers Toolbox:

Observations on sci-fi sales from a publishing insider:

The Uses of Repetition in Writing...and in Life:

Nailing Your Teen Voice:

The Ultimate Guide to Novel Queries:

Gift ideas for the ten major species of science fiction fan:

9 Practical Ways to Start Attracting an Audience to Your New Social Media Account:

Tips For a Healthy 2011 Reading Diet for the Crime Fiction Lover: @mkinberg

Tips for creating inner conflict for your characters:

Getting Primal & Staying Simple:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Mystery Cookies: Getting in on the fun! @CleoCoyle

The 6 Degrees of Show vs. Tell, Rated by Quality: @victoriamixon

For the stressed-out writer: The Minimalist’s Guide to Inner Peace:

Making the most of Amazon:

Tips for handling harsh criticism:

On using your Bookscan for good, not evil:

The Case of the Misplaced Modifier:

Amazon Gives Authors Free Access to Nielsen BookScan’s Sales Data:

5 Ways to Effectively Manage Your Online Reputation:

An agent on common problems he sees in query letters that fail:

Squeezing writing into an overcrowded day (10 minutes is better than nothing):

4 Scientific Tips that Help You Get More Blog Comments:

Getting Google to notice your ebook:

Write what you know—what you know you have to write:

As One Writer Sees It: Top Ten Reasons to Publish with a Small Press: @KarenGowen

Authors on Twitter: The Danger of Being Too Clique-y:

Scholastic Lists Children's Books Trends for 2010:

Blind spots--a writer's fatal flaw:

Lost your inspiration? An exhaustive link roundup to help you get your mojo back: @4kidlit

Winter storm writing:

The best time of day to publish blog posts (and Facebook updates, etc.):

Making the most of Amazon:

Seasons in Fantasy:

Monstrous Post on Monsters:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Avery Aames's Parmesan Gelato @CleoCoyle

Genre sales--Mystery/thriller:

Sequence Outlining:

13 Steps for Establishing a Popular Writing Blog:

Writers on Writing: On Writing by Stephen King:

2010 Writing Goals: Your Race to the Finish Line:

How to Write a Novel: The Snowflake Method: @bubblecow

Showing off the best material in your blog archive:

Ten Things Writers Say, and What They Really Mean:

Don't show your writing to your mother or your lover:

In Praise of Long Books:

Playing to your writing strengths: @jammer0501

Amazon Reviews Hijacked by Paid Hacks?

Sorry, Your Services are no Longer Required: Eliminating Characters--

Thriller writing--the dos, don'ts, and don't-even-think-about-its:

Ritual, Routine & Habit in Storytelling:

7 Ways to Get Your Book Discovered on Amazon:

Four Professional Editing Techniques that Boost Blog Post Value:

Tips for writing strong characters:

Plot development basics:

7 Ways to Help Writers Survive the Holidays:

The 15 most-read Poetry Foundation & Poetry magazine articles of 2010:

Reflections On Two Years Of Blogging: Lessons Learned: @thecreativepenn

Why You Should Write Without Excuses:

What we talk about [to ourselves] when we talk about writing:

10 graphic novels that make great gifts (for people who don't read comics):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Tortellini Pasta Salad @CleoCoyle

Creating a Book Readers Can’t Put Down:

Grabbing your reader in the first 10 minutes:

Tips for crafting strong sentences:

Your Writing Future–Are You Investing or Gambling?

Anatomy of a Successful Press Release for Book Promotion:

3 Signs Your Story’s Characters Are Too Perfect:

6 ways to profit from writing a nonfiction book:

What agents don't like about some writers' blogs:

10 Reasons Roundup Posts Rock:

6 Ways to Persevere:

Tips on plotting:

A publishing insider's insights on the fantasy genre's sales and outlook:

Get Your Eagle Eye On: 10 Tips for Proofreading Your Own Work:

5 ways to market copywriting services:

The reasons behind literary reviews and why reviews are worth expressing:

The new cover for my June 2011 release, "Finger Lickin' Dead!" :) :

Democratization or Disinformation? A warning about print-on-demand publishing services: @victoriastrauss

How To Create A Facebook Fan Page For Your Book Or Author Brand (video):

Semicolons and commas:

5 great blog posts for writers:

Tips for freelancers on keeping their writing fresh:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Crime Writers' Cookie Swap and Congrats to Krista Davis! @CleoCoyle

The quixotic pull of your future novel:

Inspiring Readers with Ordinary Characters:

Query trends:

What one writer has learned from her manuscript being on submission:

4 Articles on Self-Publishing:

Formatting Your Manuscript:

Publishing for the Uninhibited: Adventures in Kindle Land:

Keeping track of our story:

Why it's good to write, even when you're writing poorly:

5 Tips for Productively Editing Your Writing (Huff Post):

Excel For Authors – Agent and Editor Research:

5 Things Writers Should Do BEFORE Release Day:

Putting Feelers Out Before Leaving Your Agent:

4 Ways to Find a Critique Partner:

Feeding Your Spirit to feed Your Writing:

Suffering from Writers Block? 7 Tips to Get You Back on Track:

A tip for making your characters stronger:

An industry insider's thoughts on the mash-up genre:

Writing lessons from "The Bachelor":

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Independent Publishing in the Netherlands:

Awesomely Effective Email Communication:

Getting your manuscript at a discount:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Chocolate Insanity @CleoCoyle

Types of book and chapter openings:

Providing Emotional Clarity:

Has Project Gutenberg Failed Copyright Law?

The Importance Of Tracking World Rights:

Royalty Rates:

Adding a Facebook “Like” Button to Blog Posts:

Turning Expectation into Anticipation: @camillelaguire

Mystery writer's guide to forensic science--Poisons, VIII: @clarissadraper

7 tips for author websites:

Achieving a state of flow:

Tips from an Editor (Now an Agent) Who Knows:

The term 'high concept':

Writing without electricity:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Emily's Cake @CleoCoyle

Accentuate the Positive: Hope and the Aspiring Writer:

Great characters are like peanut butter:

10 Checkpoints for a Scene:

The Most Dramatic Publishing Event of 2010? Easy, the Introduction of Agency Pricing for E-books:

Mistakes to avoid when querying agents:

2 sides of marketing: what makes people buy your books:

The use of cliffhangers in crime fiction: @mkinberg