Sunday, January 9, 2011


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.

I’m also archiving these posts in what I hope is an easily searchable format—if you look at the Twitterific tabs under the blog’s heading, I’m posting the links there, too.

Why complications and setbacks are good for police procedurals and other crime fiction: @mkinberg

The importance of context:

Changing Format to Increase Impact:

Pronoun peeves:

A bit on emotional structure:

Choose-Your-Own-Illustrator! or Don't. No, Really, Don't. :

How to speak publisher - B is for Bologna:

To be a better writer, you've got to write...a lot: @camillelaguire

Writing Memoir: Art vs. Confessional:

Want to keep your book timeless? Avoid these areas that might date it: @mkinberg

Is E-book Lending Bad News for Authors and Publishers?

New Worlds: Stranger than Fiction:

The 15 Best Speculative Fiction Books of 2010:

Huckleberry Finn: The problem of that word (Globe and Mail):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: WHAT COLOR IS SWEET? @CleoCoyle

11 Free Resources About Creativity:

4 steps to turn a writing dream into reality:

The essence of attraction:

The Writer as multi-tasker?

Suturing: Making Our Readers One With the Story:

Outlining the first draft:

Creating tension in your novel:

Taking on the Procrastination Pixies by…Eating Frogs? @KristenLambTX

Impressive, organized link roundup of writing craft links (including POV and syntax): @4kidlit

How Authors Can Use Facebook Pages for Their Book Marketing:

Publishers losing confidence in Borders' survival:

Friends, Romans, Librarians: Lend Me Your E-books (Part 2):

The importance of subplots:

3 ways writers evolve over time:

Interested in writing or illustrating graphic novels? A little on the process:

Criminal forensics resources for writers:

How To Create A Book Trailer: @thecreativepenn

Huck Finn Expurgated And Other Censored Books (Photo essay--Huff Post):

How to Write a Good Blog Comment:

One writer's 7 point plan for a better writing year: @charmaineclancy

Symbolism Thesaurus Entry: Evil:

4 free data tools for journalists (and snoops):

Getting Defensive Over Your Work Isn't Always Bad:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Cheese Slices (Dessert!) and a Contest! @CleoCoyle

Perspective, Opinion, and Point Of View — Distinctions That Matter To Writers And Readers:

8 Sentences to Immediately Cut From Your Twitter Bio:

How to Get More Mobile Visitors Onto Your Email List:

Outlining and series:

Who is That Guy? Discovering Your Characters:

Friends, Romans, Librarians: Lend Me Your E-book (Part 1):

Skype interviews for writers:

13 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get Followed Back:

How to punctuate quotations:

2010 Tax Rules Freelancers Should Know:

Nice agent interview, covering market trends in publishing and thoughts on author platform: @ChuckSambuchino

Making books do things e-books can't — and vice versa (LA Times):

Have you backed up recently?

Slow and steady wins the race:

The Creative Road to a Great Book Title:

Interviewing characters? Interview yourself:

Should agents stop taking emailed submissions? @RachelleGardner

10 Rules for a Literary Feud:

Tips for proofing your own work: @camillelaguire

11 New Year’s Resolutions for Writers in 2011: @victoriamixon

Two Authors Talk About Virtual Book Tours (Huff Post):

The balancing act of pacing:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Football Frenzy - Potato Salad @CleoCoyle

Name your fictional character:

A writer's top 10 New Year's Resolutions:

A Thought From A Reformed Pantser:

2010: The Year Self-Publishing Lost Its Stigma (PBS):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: A Sweet Start to the Year--Chocolate Pecan Bark @CleoCoyle

Motivation and writing:

Thanks to Joanna @thecreativepenn for a great interview this afternoon. Looking forward to tweeting the link. :)

Top Ten List of Advice for Aspiring Writers:

PR Success – PR Failure:

Writing teen angst:

The Counter-intuitive Nature of Social Media Influence. Sometimes Up is Down & Down is Up:

Don't get bogged down in research...write your book:

16 Must Have Elements For a Successful Novel:

Ten Surprising Ways to Thrive as a Freelance Writer (Huff Post):

Does your pitch make sense?

Revisionist Attitude: Mentally Preparing for Revisions:

Getting published--goals vs. strategies:

Best Literary Magazines of 2010:

Selling readers short--why we shouldn't state the obvious: @hartjohnson

Digital Lending: How it works and who allows it:

Momming and Writing:

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

Researching Your Novel: Setting:

Thoughts on the Unreal, Part 1: Anticipation:

How to avoid getting an agent:

What matters to our characters:

Creating Unforgettable Settings:

11 Tips for Getting the Most out of "Writer’s Market":

Resources for Authors Traveling To Book Clubs & Schools:

Creating An Author Brand: Why It's Not Really About the Book:

How To Start 2011 Off Right:

Struggling Borders to Meet With Publishers (NY Times):

20 people who rocked science fiction and fantasy in 2010:

The Changing Role of Libraries in the Digital Age (Huff Post):

A Writer's Plot Board: Getting organized: @4kidlit

Master This Skill Before Setting New Writing Goals:

Eight Writing Lessons from Larsson: @jammer0501

How to Bring Sexy Back to Book Signings:

Writing sins that scupper a story Part 3: Salt:

Putting Life Back Into Overly Revised Novels:

How To Be The Person You Want To Be:

7 Ways to Kick Start Your Day:

You might be a writer if...

Kindle kicks Harry Potter out of top-selling spot on Amazon:

Real authors writing fake books (Globe and Mail):

The Borders death spiral:

Blogging--the future is now:

10 Writing Resolutions You Can Fulfill:

Writing sins that scupper a story--part 2 (Dr. Who, Runaway Bride): @dirtywhitecandy

Plotting From the Antag's POV:

Finish It! 5 Simple Tips to Make More Time for Writing: @matthewschulz

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Bio Page for Your Blog or Website:

3 Tactics for Battling Procrastination:

Writing sins that scupper a story--part 1: @dirtywhitecandy

How to Set Goals That Make Sense: A Writer’s Perspective:

Brainstorming: Give the People What They Want:

What first lines *should* do:

See you at the goal line:

How A Spreadsheet Can Save Your Manuscript: @matthewschulz

Can Authors Now Do It Digitally Themselves?

Are We Being a Responsible Novel Parent or a Deadbeat Book-Daddy?

Writer's Laryngitis - Getting Your Voice Back Again:

Deadlines are meant to be broken:

Cooking up a character: