Saturday, April 21, 2012


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
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The 1st literary interactive book app: @Porter_Anderson @MirabilisDave @joningold

MS Word Trick: Combining Changes and Comments: @jamigold
Agent Contract Expiration:

Freelance Writing: 10 Tips to Better Interviews: @writersdigest

How to Finish Your Novel: @write_practice

Write Your Book Even When You Feel Clueless: @originalimpulse

Potential blog content problems and how to fix them: @problogger

Leading into a Scene vs. Including Backstory: @juliettewade

What Would "Insert YA Heroine Here" Do? @mittenstrings

Add details to ground readers in your scene: @juliemusil

A useful resource for describing settings, emotions, shapes, textures, and more: @AngelaAckerman #writetip

Mini-ebooks--a home for articles that need a little room: @annabaddeley

Will Hachette Be The First Big-6 Publisher To Drop DRM On E-Books? @laurahazardowen

5 things writers should know about being knocked out: @ajackwriting

Write to Universal Acclaim? Not Likely: @noveleditor

How to Write a Book When You're Really, Really Busy: @chucksambuchino

8 things 1 writer learned analyzing her yearly freelance writing expenses: @michellerafter

How to Scan Your Site for Free: @jasonboog

Why we should attend conferences and a list of upcoming US cons: @msheatherwebb

Tips for hooks in book openings: @PegEditors

Do Big Publishers Need Recognizable Consumer Brand Names? @passivevoiceblg

How to Fix a Flat (Novel Scene) in 3 Easy Steps: @JulieWuAuthor

A Quiz About Compressing Accordion Sentences: @writing_tips

The Savvy Writer's Guide to Simultaneous Submissions: @BTMargins

Identify your novel's genre: @rachellegardner

Discoverability and the New World of Book PR: @barbarahenricks @RustyShelton

The rejection resubmission: @nicolamorgan

Art of the Genre: Top 10 Literary Sci-Fi/Fantasy Covers of the 1970s:

Adding a musical element to your worldbuilding: @fantasyfaction

Little Fixes to Improve Your Book: @maryannwrites

Creating Reality: The Pleasant Psychosis of Writing: @BTMargins

Learning the writing craft over time: @bob_mayer

Seeing the World through Your Character's Eyes: @livewritethrive

Author Blogging 101: Widgets, Sidebars and You: @jfbookman

Movies about writers: @BTMargins

The Illusion of Writing: @Ravenrequiem13

Keep Your Unwavering Passion to Write: @evemariemont @4kidlit

Are your characters making misleading assumptions? @Janice_Hardy

Show, Don't Tell: How Much of Your Story Is Implied?

Tips for A Better Book Presentation: @BTMargins

5 Principles for Using Facebook: @janefriedman

Women's Fiction Format: @pprmint777

Self-Editing Tips to Make Your Manuscript Ready For Publication: @WritersCoach

The fully-developed book premise: @donmaass

Tips for reading novel excerpts: @beth_barany

Overwriting--areas to edit: @TaliaVance

Is Pinterest Traffic Worthless? @nestguy

Tips for finding an agent, from an agent: @luciennediver

Signs Your Character Is Wasting His Potential: @KMWeiland

8 tips for guest posting: @duolit

Crushes and chemistry: @Kid_Lit

An agent asks, "Bitter or Misunderstood?" @bookendsjessica

Why Writing Through Resistance is Essential: @ava_jae

16 Kindle Lending Library Titles Were Bestsellers In March: @ebooknewser

Turning Your Twitter Followers into Readers: @pushingsocial

Profanity in worldbuilding: @juliettewade

When Books Mattered: @NYTMetro

16 of the Top 100 Best-Selling Paid Kindle Books in March Are Exclusive to the Kindle Store: @PassiveVoiceBlg

Why Small Publishers Fail: @victoriastrauss

Meditate, don't caffeinate: @misfitsmascara

Tips for writing effective dialogue: @writersdigest

Success in fiction writing is 50% practice and 50% persistence. Talent is optional: @Yeomanis

Where to Find Ideas For Novels Or Short Stories: @writersdigest

11 Revision Questions: @fictionnotes

9 ways to upset an editor: @jameslsutter

Being a tax-wise author, parts 1 & 2 (for US writers, but possible deductions for others): ,

Plan the Story, Meet Your Characters. @christi_craig

Reading in Public: 3 Steps to Captivate Your Audience: @DIYMFA

Tips for writing suspense: @stacygreen26 @nicolebasaraba

Tips for writing convincing male characters: @BooksForABuck

Inspiration from a cryptic text: @GeneLempp

20 Rules About Subject-Verb Agreement: @writing_tips

Writing Lessons from the Newsroom: @torcon

Writing for the YA market--writing what's hot:

Scrivener review: @ajackwriting

Balancing story and prose: @katieganshert @rachellegardner

Write Because You Love It: @jodyhedlund

How To Balance Dialogue and Description: @serbaughman

Tips for submitting short stories (especially for SF/F writers): @amsmibert

What beta readers are and ideas for finding them: @jamigold

An agent says you can't turn one genre into another to try and sell the story: @greyhausagency

Explaining show, don't tell: @V_Rossibooks

What booksellers really mean when asked for recommendations: @deadwhiteguys

3 Reasons to Write Stream of Consciousness Narrative:

Why editors won't be excited if you want to write "a little of this and a little of that": @behlerpublish

Google wants to mobilize your Web site – for free: @kfitchard

Discipline of Writing. Writing as a Discipline. @LavChintapalli @womenwriters

Elements of a Great Suspense Story: @ChynnaLaird

Crime fiction--when sleuths must work with government employees for info: @mkinberg

The power of manipulation in crime fiction: @mkinberg

Inspiration from a cryptic text: @GeneLempp

Why Small Publishers Fail: @victoriastrauss

When Books Mattered:

Is Pinterest Traffic Worthless? @nestguy

5 Principles for Using Facebook: @janefriedman

20 Verbs Smothered by "Be"s: @writing_tips

An agent says you can't turn one genre into another to try and sell the story: @greyhausagency

Who and whom: @missedperiods

How to purchase ISBNs in the USA: @woodwardkaren

The taxman and the artist:

How 1 author handled writing an emotionally troubled protagonist: @kcraftwriter

Amazon Lets Authors Spy on Readers: @writersdigest

Tips for writing a synopsis: @nicolamorgan

How 1 writer reworked a 1st chapter: @DaveThomeWriter

How to Create Characters that Fascinate: @WriterThesaurus

4 Tips on Adding a New Twist to an Old Plot: @janice_hardy

Social Networking—Take Time to get Your Feet Wet: @novelrocket

3 Possibilities for Defeating Writer's Block: @CDRosales

Answers to Book Discount Questions: @jfbookman

4 Important Character Concerns: @vigorio

5 Effective Book Marketing Strategies: @KarinaFabian

The Writer's Life is Full of Second Chances: @RLLaFevers

Combating Confusion: @BretBallou

Patience Is a Writer's Most Important Virtue: @jeffgoins

Writing Advice from C.S. Lewis: @passivevoiceblg

Being habitually creative requires far more than original thinking: @JeffreyDavis108

Does One Book a Writer Make? @bob_brooke

21% Of Adults Have Read An eBook In The Last Year: Pew Research: @ebooknewser

Top 5 Tips to Maximize Your Writing Conference: @kristenlambTX

Grammar Today: Rigid Rules or Rhetorical Choices? @pubperspectives

How The Wall Street Journal Uses Pinterest: @10000words

Plot Fixer – Part I: Your Premise Isn't Compelling: @karalennox

How to boost the number of your friends on Goodreads: @PublicityHound

DRM is crushing indie booksellers online:

The Importance of Persistence: @thecreativepenn

Don't Just Create "On Demand," Create For You:

Industry in collapse: The strain is showing: @Porter_Anderson @RachelleGardner

How much lead-in time do you really need before your story's inciting incident?

Traditional mystery writing--tips for delaying the body's discovery:

Guidelines for story length: @noveleditor

Get to your inciting incident or call to action as soon as possible: @AlexSokoloff

Common logical mistakes to avoid: @readingape

Why Poetry Should Be More Playful: @hoodedu @theatlantic

How To Properly Harvest Your Very Best Ideas: @write_practice

Open Letter to Friends of Authors: @fictionnotes

Thoughts on using flashbacks:

Writing religion into speculative fiction: @sarahahoyt

12 Myths About Being a Writer: @annerallen

Story structure--the midpoint: @KMWeiland