Sunday, May 20, 2012

Twitterific

by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

Twitterific is a compilation of all the writing links I shared the previous week.

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Twitter handles are better than names: http://bit.ly/L1Q3rF @Porter_Anderson @RachelleGardner

How to free the genius inside you: http://bit.ly/ILn9MT @jammer0501

Understanding the Minor Characters' Role: http://bit.ly/ILnNK8 @writersdigest

How to Choreograph Direct Action Scenes: http://bit.ly/ILobbA

10 Fantasy Clich├ęs That Should Be Put To Rest: http://bit.ly/JloZIS @erchristensen

Ways to take your writing seriously: http://bit.ly/Jlpoee @authordebraney @novelrocket

Unlikeable protagonists in crime fiction: http://bit.ly/Kfv4T4 @mkinberg

Top Ten List of Things to Remember When Publishing in Multiple Genres: http://bit.ly/JlprH1 @aletheakontis

It Doesn't Matter How You're Published – We're All Self Promoted: http://bit.ly/Jlpz9z @ajackwriting

Discovering characters through music: http://bit.ly/JlpId7 @byrozmorris @FannyBlake1

Unusual historical settings as inspiration for fiction--2 examples of the Babel principle: http://bit.ly/JlpXVv @genelempp

All the links I shared last week: http://bit.ly/K7kxab

The Starburst Method: The Rough Draft & Narrative Drive: http://bit.ly/K1ChIv @woodwardkaren

The Reality of the Six-Figure Deal: http://bit.ly/IPV7Ca @cristinterrill

Freelancers--don't write for free: http://bit.ly/JpJzm5 @ChandlerWrites

5 Bits of Wisdom from a New York Times Besteller: http://bit.ly/K7kOtG @jhansenwrites @susanmallery

4 Steps to Making Your Own Book Trailer: http://bit.ly/K7kPxF @duolit

Reactions to the editor/agent panel at Desert Dreams con: http://bit.ly/K7kR8U @bob_mayer

Are Your Scene Breaks Rude? http://bit.ly/K7kSJQ @KMWeiland

10 Weird Things About Edgar Allan Poe: http://bit.ly/JT553x @tordotcom

Big 6 Publishing is Dead–Welcome the Massive 3: http://bit.ly/JT5keP @kristenlambTX

Sentence and Paragraph Makeovers: http://bit.ly/JT5z9O @artzicarol

1 Writer's 6 Pre-Writing Steps: http://bit.ly/JT5GSI @roniloren

How to Find the Perfect Audience for Your Book, And Sell It to Them: http://bit.ly/JT6cjO @nickthacker

Step Outside Your Story World: http://bit.ly/JT6APk @noveleditor

Are you a writer? One way to find out: http://bit.ly/JT79Zm @daycathy

Cliffhangers: Not Just for the End of a Book: http://bit.ly/KVowrM @jamigold

Working Past Wordiness For Fresher Writing: http://bit.ly/KVoKiH @serbaughman

Ways to Hook Your Readers & Keep Them Wanting More: http://bit.ly/KVp5BU @jodyhedlund

5 Ways to Build Suspense Like a Master: http://bit.ly/KVpBzD

5 Ways to Build Suspense Like a Master: http://bit.ly/KVpBzD

How to Pitch Your Book: http://bit.ly/KVpFiQ @CherylRWrites

The Hero and Heroine of Your Readers' Dreams: http://bit.ly/KVpHr9 @writerashley

The Wordplay blog--a resource for writers from @KMWeiland . More info on Wordplay/Weiland: http://bit.ly/LId1pP #RAOK

Chaos? Tame It So You Can Write: http://bit.ly/IU1h0s @amyatwell

Sherlock Holmes is the New Justin Bieber: http://bit.ly/IU1iBI @tordotcom

Treatment of Words That Include "Self": http://bit.ly/IU1wIT @writing_tips

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers: http://bit.ly/IU1AbJ @doctorow

Thoughts on Writing Villains: http://bit.ly/IU1Jf3 @Marie_Lu

Plotters vs. Pantsers: http://bit.ly/IU1MYh @fantasyfaction

Discover The Basic Elements of Setting In a Story: http://bit.ly/IU1Ozo @writersdigest

Telescoping POV: http://bit.ly/IU20P8 @kcraftwriter

Self-tracking--how we're documenting our daily lives online: http://janefriedman.com/2012/05/17/writing-on-the-ether-38/#15 @nora3000 @Porter_Anderson @sparkcbc

Mentioning an MFA in your query: http://bit.ly/IU295g @nicolamorgan

A Survival Guide For Writers In Love (And Those Who Love Them): http://bit.ly/IU2kh0

Vetting an Independent Editor: http://bit.ly/IU2uVw @victoriastrauss

The real crisis facing publishing? No readers: http://janefriedman.com/2012/05/17/writing-on-the-ether-38/#4 @brianoleary @Porter_Anderson @rechtsteiner

5 Tips for Holding an Online Contest: http://bit.ly/IU2zZt @jeanoram

5 Tips to Trap Your Characters: http://bit.ly/IU2EMD @chihuahuazero @write_practice

Finding hidden treasures in a rejection letter: http://bit.ly/IU2Hbe @behlerpublish

7 Out-of-the-Box Author Blogging Ideas: http://bit.ly/JxfO5w @ShariJStauch

Can Too Many Pronouns Spoil The Story? http://bit.ly/JxfXWD @mooderino

Literary Devices: Themes: http://bit.ly/Jxggk0 @AmyJRoseDavis

How to Find & Delegate Tasks to Virtual Assistants: http://bit.ly/Jxgp75

Interview techniques for writers: http://bit.ly/Jxgx6y

How to Find Your Daily Writing Motivation: http://bit.ly/JxgIib @menwithpens

The 10 Commandments of Writing a Thriller: http://bit.ly/JxEIBT @writersdigest

Check Your Facts: http://bit.ly/JxIAD5 @behlerpublish

Imagination and Being Stuck--New Brain Facts for Writers: http://bit.ly/JxJ2RB

3 Tips for Self-Publishing Success: http://bit.ly/JxJcbO @goblinwriter

7 Ways to Write a Stand-Alone Book (with Series Potential): http://bit.ly/JxJrnd

Race in Young Adult Fiction: http://bit.ly/JxJxep @howtowriteshop

How to Get Feedback on Your Writing (and Sort the Good from the Bad): http://bit.ly/JxJCPb @KMWeiland

Low-Hanging Fruit is All Gone–The Future is About Teamwork, Humility & Innovation: http://bit.ly/JxJGhX @KristenLambTX

Why Downton Abbey is Addictive (and Instructive): http://bit.ly/IUT9hm @daycathy

4 Steps To Nailing Your Character's Voice: http://bit.ly/IUTkcM @Kody_Keplinger

The Benefits of Fake Deadlines: http://bit.ly/IUTm4i @juliemusil

Taking a Writer's Retreat (at a writing friend's home): http://bit.ly/IUTHDW

Find and replace editing: http://bit.ly/IUTRLM

Getting the Right Reaction From Your POV: http://bit.ly/IUU4yq @Janice_Hardy

7 Heavenly Bodies as Sources of Adjectives: http://bit.ly/IUUbKp @writing_tips

Fan fiction promises to be a rich vein for publishers: http://bit.ly/KYEUru @jamesbridle

How To Sell Self-Published Books: http://bit.ly/KYF3Lx @cathryanhoward

Interviews--11 simple steps: http://bit.ly/KYF7ed @fictionnotes

5 Ways Novelists Can Benefit from Watching Movies and TV Shows: http://bit.ly/KYIrpD @lydia_sharp

Story Structure: The Resolution: http://bit.ly/KYIthe @KMWeiland

50 quotes about books and reading: http://bit.ly/JeFaYS @ebookfriendly

Protagonists go the extra mile: http://bit.ly/L3IWOK @Gary_Fearon_

Reading with the Enemy: http://bit.ly/L3J5Sc @literaticat

What If My Agent Doesn't Like My Next Book? http://bit.ly/L3JgwR @rachellegardner

15 Tips for Guest Bloggers: http://bit.ly/L3Jp3e @annerallen

Setting the mood with your first lines: http://bit.ly/L3JynA @PepperBasham

Author Blogging 101: Finding Time for Blogging: http://bit.ly/JhNVe3 @JFBookman

What To Do With Your Darlings (Maybe We Shouldn't Kill Them): http://bit.ly/JhO2q7 @jaelmchenry

In the Beginning: How to Draw in Your Reader: http://bit.ly/JhO7Kr @writeitsideways

Where will self-publishing get quality control? http://bit.ly/JhOd4H @dirtywhitecandy

19 Ways to Build Relationships With Blog Comments: http://bit.ly/JhOhRT @TheSalesLion

10 Tips for a DIY Author Website: http://bit.ly/JhOlRJ @PBRWriter

The Dramatic Question and Suspense in Fiction: http://bit.ly/K6Twpn @write_practice

An example of a beat sheet--for "The Hunger Games": http://bit.ly/K6TLki @storyfix

The three worst words in fiction: http://bit.ly/J6Pq43 @p2p_editor

What literary fiction is (and why we shouldn't assume we hate it): http://bit.ly/K6Umm8 @AnnieNeugebauer

How to check our ego around fellow creatives: http://bit.ly/K6UUZo @BryanThomasS

How do we know if we're good at writing? http://bit.ly/K6Vbvl @sarahahoyt

E-book pricing – what are you worth? http://bit.ly/K6VkPk @behlerpublish

Villains vs. Antagonists: http://bit.ly/K6Voyu @diymfa

Triberr, Using the Power of Friends to Promote Your Blog: http://bit.ly/K6VxlE @howtowriteshop

Literary Groups Defend 'Fifty Shades of Grey': http://bit.ly/J8EDpW @galleycat

Journalism--3 simple goals for summer interns: http://bit.ly/J8EHWM @mediabistro

Editing Clauses in Publishing Contracts: How to Protect Yourself: http://bit.ly/J8ELpk @victoriastrauss

The Pleasures of Being Read To: http://nyr.kr/J8F0Rp @pageturner

Two-Typewriter Homes: Famous Literary Roommates: http://bit.ly/J8F2ZF @flavorpill

How to Create a Great Author Tagline: http://bit.ly/J8F8R0 @JeanOram

Influence of classic literature on writers declining, study claims: http://bit.ly/L2Dc8y @alisonflood

17 Ways For Writers To Use Pinterest: http://bit.ly/L2DyMi @storyadaymay

The 50 SF Books You Must Read: http://bit.ly/L35EXG @ForbiddenPlanet

Chipping away at writer's block: http://bit.ly/L35K1L @kathytemean

8 Stages of Procrasti-writing: http://bit.ly/L35Q9A @wendypmiller

Pacing the publishing crisis: time is short: http://bit.ly/L388oZ @harkaway @GuardianBooks @Porter_Anderson

The real crisis facing publishing? No readers: http://bit.ly/JyWoOo @brianoleary @Porter_Anderson @rechtsteiner

How to Sell Your Manuscript Without an Agent: http://bit.ly/JyWJR8 @writersdigest @DianeKellyBooks

5 Steps to Hosting Successful Twitter Chats: http://bit.ly/LXwQtm @smexaminer

8 Reasons Not to Quit Social Media When You're Burned Out: http://bit.ly/LXxlDF @jodyhedlund

Does Every Scene Need a Goal? http://bit.ly/LXwW4i @JamiGold

Pacing the publishing crisis: time is short: http://bit.ly/L388oZ @harkaway @GuardianBooks @Porter_Anderson

Weasel Words: http://bit.ly/LXxV4t

7 ways to become a more confident writer: http://bit.ly/LXFt7d @aliventure

Examples of raising the stakes in your story (using "Castle" as an example--spoilers): http://bit.ly/LXFDLY @jeanniecampbell

9 Ways to Outwit Writer's Block: http://bit.ly/LXFKqF @rachellegardner

An agent gives author website tips: http://bit.ly/LXFQPa @literaticat

5 Myths About Published Writers: http://bit.ly/LXGKuU

3 Surefire Ways To Generate Better Inane, Meaningless Jargon: http://bit.ly/LXHosk @ChandlerWrites

Worldbuilding: High Culture versus Low Culture: http://bit.ly/LXIqVi @juliettewade

Widening our marketing efforts to non-writers: http://bit.ly/LXIR22 @rileymagnus

Quality books take time: http://bit.ly/LXJB7d @rachellegardner

Using unusual historical settings for inspiration--modern dystopia: http://bit.ly/K08HSK @genelempp

The lost art of rhetoric and persuasion: http://bit.ly/K09Klt @speechwriterguy

Thoughts on what makes for a professional-looking cover: http://bit.ly/K09YsL @rebeccaberto

"Hero's Journey Analysis on Dystopian Classic "Soylent Green": http://bit.ly/K0a83u @PAShortt

How Does Your Writing Sound? http://bit.ly/K0aK9i @emergentpublish

7 ways to become a more confident writer: http://bit.ly/LXFt7d @aliventure

10 Tips for a DIY Author Website: http://bit.ly/JhOlRJ @PBRWriter

5 Ways Novelists Can Benefit from Watching Movies and TV Shows: http://bit.ly/KYIrpD @lydia_sharp

Mentioning an MFA in your query: http://bit.ly/IU295g @nicolamorgan

Literary Devices: Motif: http://bit.ly/K0bhbf @AmyJRoseDavis

The Age of the Artist–Time for a Revolution: http://bit.ly/K0bFGM @KristenLambTX

Character Flaws: When is Too Far Too Far? (With a nice list of possible flaws): http://bit.ly/K0bN92 @jeanniecampbell

10 Minutes to the Perfect Elevator Pitch: http://bit.ly/K0bQlv @duolit

25 ways to earn an audience: {language} http://bit.ly/K0embo @ChuckWendig

What an Agent Does & Doesn't Do: http://bit.ly/K0fnAa @writersdigest

15 things not to blog about: http://bit.ly/K0fxY8 @artzicarol

Job market for creative professionals: http://bit.ly/K0fLPd @creativitypost

The Fine Line Between Insulting and Bewildering Readers: http://bit.ly/K0g2S3 @KMWeiland

How to Write When You Don't Know What to Write: http://bit.ly/K0glMG @NickThacker

A Writer's Secret Weapon–The Power of Delete: http://bit.ly/K0gqAf

3 Ways To Strengthen Your Writing: http://bit.ly/K0gtf7 @writersdigest

5 Archetypes for Supporting Characters: http://bit.ly/K0gvnj @diymfa