Sunday, September 23, 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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Have a great week!

7 Rules of Picking Names for Fictional Characters: http://bit.ly/QhGKKq@writersdigest


Resist Giving Characters A Helping Hand: http://bit.ly/Spqgwu@mooderino


5 Ways You're Preventing Readers From Suspending Disbelief: http://bit.ly/RJosDA@KMWeiland


Pacing for Power--Increasing Tension & Suspense: http://bit.ly/OvTxWF@jodierennered


An Author’s 3rd Option: The Rogue Reader: http://bit.ly/T8dXLD@jasonashlock @Porter_Anderson


Rejection vs. failure: http://bit.ly/UAm949 @AimeeLSalter


The Practice of Writing: http://bit.ly/UAm14K@TrueFactBarFact


Should You Preschedule Tweets? http://bit.ly/OBL1Wa@meghancward


Why wasting time helps you stay sane and productive: http://bit.ly/POfX5j@criticalmargins


5 lessons about the writing community: http://bit.ly/QhJYxq@diymfa


How Having Kids Can Change Your Reading Life: http://bit.ly/SpyzIH@deadwhiteguys


How to Create Conflict in a One Character Scene: http://bit.ly/QhK34g


Writing lessons learned from "Where it Began": http://bit.ly/QhK48h@juliemusil


"Sparkle", From Movie to Book: http://bit.ly/QhKbAO@carleenbrice @MyBrownBaby


Should You Sell Books from Your Author Website? http://bit.ly/SpyXGY@authorems


How To Make Writing A Habit Using Rituals: http://bit.ly/QhKdJ0


Heightening emotional impact: http://bit.ly/Spz0mf@juliettewade


Staying Balanced in the Confusing Modern Publishing Industry: http://bit.ly/QhKhbu@jodyhedlund


4 Lessons Authors Can Learn from Obama's Fake Twitter Followers: http://bit.ly/QdXHTd@authormedia


Top 10 WordPress Security Myths: http://bit.ly/NvNLXU@problogger


One Simple and Incredibly Painful Way to Fix Your Novel Draft: http://bit.ly/QdXWxz@io9


How To Read Amazon Review Graphs: http://bit.ly/NvNXq5@galleycat


7 Questions Every Story Critique Should Answer: http://bit.ly/Qe59Oj@AdriennedeWolfe


How to Use Brainstorming to Edit: http://bit.ly/NvTyN9@ava_jae


Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic? http://bit.ly/Qe5f8u@guardianbooks


Why Kindle Direct Publishing Will Transform Indian Self-Publishing: http://bit.ly/NvTFYW@pubperspectives @VinuthaMallya


How to Find Your Character's Voice: http://bit.ly/Qe5pgb@kmweiland


7 Essential Elements of Scene + Scene Structure Exercise: http://bit.ly/Qe5vnV@plotwhisperer


Keeping Characters True to Themselves: http://bit.ly/Qe5CzY@stdennard @4YALit


10 Creative Writing Ideas for Teens: http://bit.ly/Qe5ErB@tweetthebook


Make your bookshelf searchable by taking a picture with Evernote: http://bit.ly/Qe5IaJ@ebookfriendly


What good dialogue should accomplish: http://bit.ly/NvU2mv@kit_lit


5 Things You DON'T Need to Become a Successful Freelance Writer: http://bit.ly/Qe5Ner


Finding Your Novel's Theme and Your Universal Theme: http://bit.ly/NvU4e4@roniloren


A 5-Step Plan to Improve Every Blog Post You Write: http://bit.ly/NvU8dU@copyblogger @aliventures


Whose Story is This Anyway? http://bit.ly/Qe5VKX @querytracker


The Art of Subtlety in Fiction: http://bit.ly/NvUfGc@jeanniecampbell


The DNA of a successful ebook: http://on.mash.to/NvUl0H@mashable


A look at character development arcs: http://bit.ly/Qe680N@livewritethrive


A writer shares what's she's learned so far: http://bit.ly/NvUpNG@Artzicarol @janice_hardy


Five Creepy Social Media Marketing Tactics: http://bit.ly/Qea1D2@KristenLambTX


How to Read Your Writing in Public: http://bit.ly/Qea7ug@rsquaredd


A Refresher Course On Sentence Types: http://bit.ly/OyulmP@writerscramp1


Competing Goals in Our Story: http://bit.ly/Oyukzb@theresastevens


What to Put Above the Fold on Your Blog, And Why: http://bit.ly/QeafKj@blogtyrant


What to include on your freelance writing resume: http://bit.ly/QeakO7


Being a Pro: One Often Overlooked Issue: http://bit.ly/Qeax3I@AnnetteLyon


3 Fiction Tips from Stephanie Vaughn's "Dog Heaven": http://bit.ly/Oyv4Ej@writeitsideways


A closer look at the Amazon review bar graph: http://bit.ly/RVEaLQ@salon


The Good, The Bad, and The Sadly Deluded: Actors Who Write: http://bit.ly/UehO4L@cathinnorway


Fake market or not? How to tell: http://bit.ly/RVEoTn@emergentpublish


12 Writing Prompts/Situations: http://bit.ly/UehUt5


Keeping Up with Your Blog for the Long Haul: http://bit.ly/RVEzxS@JulieBMack


The Editorial Process, Step by Step: http://bit.ly/Uei17X@chavelaque


Identifying your genre: http://bit.ly/RVELNA @museinks


Ebooks For Libraries: http://bit.ly/Uei43O @JAKonrath


A Warning To All Writers Who Need Help Indie Publishing: http://bit.ly/RVEWZl@kristinerusch


What the Romance Genre Can Teach Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers: http://bit.ly/UeibMO @lbgale


Should you always list writing credits in your cover letter? http://bit.ly/RVFaQd@nicolamorgan


5 Dialogue Basics: http://bit.ly/UeihE3 @marcykennedy


How To Enjoy Critical Reviews of Your Own Work: http://bit.ly/RVFi22@JustineLavaworm


How to Prepare For a Book Launch: http://bit.ly/UeiQgY@jodyhedlund


How do authors benefit from agents: http://bit.ly/UeiOWo@rachellegardner


5 Questions Indie Authors Should Always Ask An Agent: http://bit.ly/UeiW8A@ornaross


The 6 Magic Words That Always Get Clicks: http://bit.ly/Uel686@authormedia


Tips for 1st time ebook writers: http://bit.ly/RVKW4j@woodwardkaren


Author Solutions' Misleading PR Strategies: http://bit.ly/UelaVo@victoriastrauss


Classic Female Fantasy Writers: http://bit.ly/RVL2c0@fantasyfaction


From last resort to new career--how 1 writer self-published: http://bit.ly/Uelpjp@dirtywhitecandy


What's so funny? Humor in nonfiction writing: http://bit.ly/RVLmrk@ruthwcrocker


Writing Through a Rough Patch of Life: http://bit.ly/Uelsvk@THahnBurkett


The Myth of Giving Away 15% Ownership in Your Work: http://bit.ly/RVLsze@deanwesleysmith


The Publishing Process in GIF Form: http://bit.ly/OwuFN3@nathanbransford


Writing: Why Your Third Grade Teacher Was Wrong: http://bit.ly/S2WdOU@heidicohen


5 tips for creating self-pub success: http://bit.ly/S2Wmlx@booksparkspr


When Should You Write Full-Time? http://bit.ly/RZ0VZJ@duolit @highervis


How Clich├ęs Can Help You Create Great Characters: http://bit.ly/S31tCe@fantasyfaction


How to build a readership for your blog and books: http://bit.ly/OwCWAB@jodyhedlund


Using Screenplay Techniques in Novel-Writing: http://bit.ly/S31FBq@sarahalderson


Writing secret: all you need is curiosity and surprise: http://bit.ly/OwDhU4@speechwriterguy


Lessons from a Copywriter for Better Fiction: http://bit.ly/S31R3z@emilywenstrom


How (Not) to Be a Brilliant Writer: http://bit.ly/S31VAA@ava_jae


The Tools Needed to Make a Living as a Writer: http://bit.ly/OwDDtQ@bubblecow


How to Edit Your Book in 4 Steps: http://bit.ly/S32cU2@writersdigest


Self-Publishing and The Midlist: http://bit.ly/S32hqW


Narcotics in Science Fiction & Fantasy: http://bit.ly/OwEdaN@tordotcom


Advice from Mark Twain on the Art and Craft of Writing: http://bit.ly/S32p9G@suzannewfisher


Use Character Quirks to Grab Readers' Attention: http://bit.ly/OwEuuy@KMWeiland


How to Focus Your Blog or Blogged Book on a Topic: http://bit.ly/OwPzf5@ninaamir


How to avoid negativity online: http://bit.ly/S39h6Y@nicolamorgan


How To Work On More Than One Book At A Time: http://bit.ly/OwPTdI@thecreativepenn


Ideas to rethink during this digital revolution: http://bit.ly/S39ya8@rachellegardner


Getting lost in historical fiction: http://bit.ly/OwQxYD@history_girls


Where Genres Come From and How to Stitch Them Together: http://bit.ly/OwQR9V@KgElfland2ndCuz


Against Acknowledgments: http://nyr.kr/Po5n6u@pageturner


Maturity–The Difference Between the Amateur and the Professional: http://bit.ly/QlnpYW @kristenlambTX


Social Media Will Not Sell Your Book: http://bit.ly/Qlnvzv@hilarydavidson


The Last Word: 9 Famous Authors' Epitaphs: http://bit.ly/Po5K0W@BookishWallace


Top 10 Reasons People Use To Justify Pirating Digital Content (And Why They're Wrong): http://bit.ly/Po5Ntt @robwhart


The Square-One Story Killer: http://bit.ly/QlnDPG @storyfix


5 Lessons Learned From Writing 3 Novels: http://bit.ly/QlnJXr@ScottTBartlett


Tips for successful book marketing: http://bit.ly/Po6anU@writersdigest


Meet Mr Fifty Shades: EL James's husband speaks out: http://bit.ly/Po7xTy@guardianbooks


How Affordable Color POD Could Change the Comics Industry: http://bit.ly/Po7Q0E


KDP freebies--a look at the numbers: http://bit.ly/T8cd57@Porter_Anderson @dvinjamuri


Indie Authors: Your Copyright Page Needs Work: http://bit.ly/Po8H1q@jimhbs


Why genre fiction is an e-reader's best friend: http://bit.ly/Qlp9RY@annabaddeley


Charge Your Writing Batteries: http://bit.ly/Po98sA @noveleditor


Falling in love with fictional characters--a reader's tribute to "Eloise": http://bit.ly/Po9zDn @junglereds


25 Synonyms for "Delete": http://bit.ly/QlptQr@writing_tips


Genre Blending: http://bit.ly/Po9Nu0 @fantasyfaction


Top 3 Reasons to Give Away Your Book: http://bit.ly/QlpwM4@tobywneal


Tips for creating complex villains: http://bit.ly/QmGWIl@ashkrafton


15 grammatical errors to avoid: http://bit.ly/S4UFzC@bubblecow


Outlining Backwards:http://bit.ly/QmGZ77


How to Slam Dunk Your 90-Second Pitch: http://bit.ly/S4UNPR@debraeve


How To Protect Your Writing Time: http://bit.ly/S4V9G7@KellyMcClymer


3 Writing Commandments: http://bit.ly/QmHjma@jhansenwrites


Tips for combatting paid reviews: http://bit.ly/S4VtVd@annerallen


Amazon in the UK: Worries About Waterstones: http://janefriedman.com/2012/09/20/writing-on-the-ether-56/#6@eoinpurcell @Porter_Anderson


7 tips for keeping your motivation as a writer: http://bit.ly/QmHqhB@dirtywhitecandy


3 ways to end your book...that you should reconsider: http://bit.ly/QmHxtG@JaelMcHenry


Writing the Perfect Pitch: http://bit.ly/S4W1KK


An apostrophe review: http://bit.ly/QmHGwY@livewritethrive


Ways to Become an Insecure Writer: http://bit.ly/QmHHkx@lyndaryoung


5 Smarter Habits of Great Writers: http://bit.ly/QmHHBi


Beat the Bestsellers--the Other Way to the Top: http://bit.ly/SELvdL@NickThacker


Writing in a second language: http://bit.ly/S4WaxX


Re-releasing print books as ebooks: http://bit.ly/S4Y1mr@nicolamorgan


An important quality of a charismatic male character: http://bit.ly/QmINgn@rebeccaberto


A review of commas, dashes, and colons: http://bit.ly/S4YwwI


99 Ways to Tell a Story: http://bit.ly/QmIT7F @sophie_novak


Agency Pricing in Europe? No. http://bit.ly/SEM0on@Porter_Anderson @PublishersLunch


Selling Literary Fiction: http://bit.ly/SEMn1Y@thecreativepenn @tglong


Making the Most of Writers' Conferences: http://bit.ly/T8D0Oz@frugalbookpromo


The perils of paid-for reviews: http://bit.ly/T8D6WG@dearauthor


The elephant in the writing room: http://bit.ly/OL91uj@annerooney


Overcoming Writing Challenges: http://bit.ly/PTrnV7@lefrenchbook


Approaching Top Reviewers on Amazon: http://bit.ly/T8drNG@AlexisGrant @Porter_Anderson