Sunday, December 4, 2011


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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Craig A DYEING SHAME copy (2)I’ve also released another backlist Myrtle Clover title to ebook. A Dyeing Shame is available on Kindle for $2.99(still in the process of uploading to other platforms.)

Pricing strategies for ebooks: @MarkCoker

How To Make Sure Your Book Is The Best It Can Be: @TheCreativePenn

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies: @JFBookman

Confessions of a Big Six Editor: The Triumph of the Slush Pile: @AnneRAllen

Book Design Basics Part 1: Margins and Leading: @daveBricker via @JFBookman

Another nice roundup of links for historical writers: @2nerdyhistgirls

Zen and the Art of Withholding Information: @TheReviewReview

Science fiction, legal reality: @latimeshiltzik

Moral ambiguity in fantasy: @jameslsutter

Publishing more women writers: @PoetryDivas

Review--Kindle Touch: @DearAuthor

The Twitter Retweeting Policy of @Scalzi:

The yearning for secret writing: @lisa_rivero

Action/Reaction - The Pistons Powering Your Story: @KMWeiland

Finishing your NaNo draft? Don't open it again until Christmas. @Dirtywhitecandy

The best role model might be someone who reinvents his career: @LAGilman

How to Read a Book Contract – Non-Competition: @PassiveVoiceBlg

Goal setting for writers: @annegreenawalt

If you suspect your agent wants to drop you: @literaticat

Appeal is ageless:

5 Ways to Never Run Out of Blog Post Ideas: @Non_Toxic_Kids

Leading lines: @RavenRequiem13

Creativity Tweets of the Week — 11/28/11: @on_creativity

How to prep before interviewing: @GLeeBurgett

Secondary characters can add dimension and tension: @JulietteWade

Antagonists–The Alpha and the Omega of the Story: @KristenLambTX

Increasing tension in our novel: @luciennediver

Hero's Journey--Thor: @PAShortt

Why Our Characters Must Fail: @jillkemerer

5 Reasons To Sign Up For A Writers' Conference: @writeitsideways

23 Inevitable Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of NaNoWriMo: @VictoriaMixon

Essential Elements of a Bestselling Thriller: @JodieRennerEd

Have passion for your writing: @jamieraintree

8 ways to find your writing groove: @authorterryo

How and where to begin a story: @JulietteWade

Give your writing some physical therapy: @JHansenWrites

When You Need To Write FAST (And Procrastination Is Not An Option): @NovelRocket

Choose your own adventure: @FantasyFaction

Even Though Free is IN, Don't Forget to Buy Books Too: @JodyHedlund

Using QR Code to Promote Work: @luannschindler

Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Book: @JaneFriedman

Solidifying Your Identity As a Writer: @krissybrady

Author Blogging 101: Where Are the Readers? @JFBookman

Why authors disappear: @kirstenhubbard

5 ways to generate blog post ideas: @problogger

What We Should Learn from the Collapse of Borders: @JosephJEsposito for @scholarlykitchn

Arguments against publishers' use of DRM: @antipopeRSS

Reasons Not to Self-Publish in 2011-2012: A List: @EdanL

What if famous authors from the past wrote recipes? RT @bittman @LimerickMan1

Explore the Onomatopoeia Dictionary: @GalleyCat

What Fantasy Does Best: @tordotcom

5 Tips for Cleaning Up Your Writing Right Now:

How and Why to Write With Power: @storyfix

Notes From the Field: One Beginner's Book Tour: @SolomonAnna for @BTMargins

How Relying on Numbers Can Get You Into Trouble: @VictoriaStrauss

Tips for Creating Secondary Characters: @Marie_Lu for @Janice_Hardy

Turning a NaNo draft into a novel: @DeeScribe

How To Gift An eBook: @Ebooknewser

2 Tips for Punctuating Interrupted Dialogue: @keligwyn

Writing a Realistic Superhero Story:

Why publishers should build direct sales channels: @jwikert

Thoughts On The Future Of Book Marketing: @FacundoV

11 Frequently Asked Questions About Book Royalties, Advances & Money: @ChuckSambuchino

Worldbuilding with Horses: Infrastructure:

Cutting For Pace:

On Kindlegraph (software that alllows you to autograph ebooks): @BryanThomasS

The Frustrated Writer's Guide To Generating New Ideas–All The Time: @ollinmorales

Does Christian Fiction Require a Warning Label? @cerebralgrump for @NovelRocket

40 French Expressions "En Tout":

Embracing the Scary Project--Why Bravery on Demand Can Help Your :

Rediscovering Inspiration: @Eliz_Humphrey

What Writers Can Learn by Watching Football: @BookEmDonna

Crucial Series Elements: (Site has a warning, but there's no adult content in post) @JoanSwan

Tips for picking up the pace when your story starts to drag:

Lessons from NaNoWriMo: @p2p_editor

Hook--the 1st line: @artzicarol

Tips for Creating Thematic Resonance: @KMWeiland

College-Aged YA Protagonists: @Kid_Lit

When the case works on the sleuth in crime fiction: @mkinberg

1 writer's free ebook experiment & results: @authorterryo

Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Try Freelancing:

Parents and children in fantasy: @FantasyFaction

Marketing strategies for traditional vs self publishing – is there a difference? @LauraPauling

The agent game:

Freelance Writing 101: Tired of Being Tired: @krissybrady

How Hashtags Can Win Friends and Influence Enemies: @KristenLambTX

The No. 1 Overlooked Skill for Every Author: @JaneFriedman

Writer's Block: The 12-Step Cure: @TheCreativePenn

5 Reasons Starving Artists Stay Starving: @GeoffreyCubbage

10 Ways to Make Our Characters Stronger: @KeliGwyn

Libraries & ebooks, Amazon,media overload: @Porter_Anderson with an astute industry news analysis for @JaneFriedman :

How Is Consuming Itself? Lack of Team-Building: @bob_mayer

The editorial-business divide at scholarly presses: @kanderson

10 Mistakes SFF Writers Make With Research: @BryanThomasS

Music is a trigger: @TeresaFrohock for @byRozMorris

Ports of Call in @GeneLempp 's blog series that connects archaeology with :

Remembering Mark Twain's Gifts to @TheAtlantic: @b_resnick

Cracking a Cold Case: Scandinavian Crime Fiction's Mainstream Success:

Alive and Kicking: Series That Hold Up: @crimehq

Make December Your NaNoWriMo Revision Month: @storyfix

From the 1st draft to the last:

4 Ways to End Your Writing Year Right: @WritersLeague

Making setting active: @junglereds

The Occupational Hazards of Writing Subtext: @BTMargins

Why you still need to be able to speak publisher: @annerooney

Some thoughts on more realistic violence for writers:

The dark side of creativity: @sbkaufman

What is Your Novel Missing? Strong Verbs, Unique Words:

10 Things You Need To Know About Writing Conflict: @ajackwriting

6 Tips To Make the Learning of Fiction Techniques Less Painful: @JodyHedlund

How to keep writing when it all seems pointless: @jammer0501

Cool tools to track platform growth: @WritersDigest

Dreamers Vs. Goalers: Writers Need to Be Both: @writeitsideways

What Writers Can Learn From Politicians: @greyhausagency

A Planner tackles NaNoWriMo:

Top links this week for writers from @4KidLit:

Check out your competition:

10 blog posts that will command attention: @SeanPlatt

Screenwriters--translating Hollywood speak: @scriptmag #screenwriting

Audiobooks--a cautionary tale: @neilhimself

Writing To Sell: Sucker's Game Or Not? @jenna_blum

What to write: @bob_mayer

A writer's plea: @kmcriddle

Swimming to find your characters. @p2p_editor

Body Language: An Artistic Writing Tool: @SharlaWrites

Monday Musing: Are You Building Your World, Or Limiting It? #writiing

5 reasons for agent rejections:

A picture book illustrator's process: @WheelerStudio

Real Life Diagnostics: A Question of POV and Voice: @Janice_Hardy

An agent's day: @RachelleGardner

Rethinking the Familiar Book Tour: @PassiveVoiceBlg

1 writer's top 5 writing tips: @kayedacus

What's your writing path: @lisagailgreen

What Authors Need to Know About Virtual Book Tours: @BookMarketer for @JFBookman

Why you can't afford to take your eye off your Amazon sales: @rule17

Stationary vs. Stationery:

The Book Signing Monologues: @krissybrady

10 Lessons Learned in 10 Months Blogging:

On Being the Writer You Are:

Why You Should Write 20 Posts Before You Launch Your Blog: @Problogger

Pen Names and Pseudonyms :

Genre in the Mainstream: How Ray Bradbury Crossed Over: @RyancBritt

The Next Phase of NaNoWriMo: Editing:

Understanding royalties: @ChuckSambuchino

3 Tips for Curing "Someday Syndrome" : @JulieMusil

Slow Writer Reform School: @RoniLoren