Sunday, February 10, 2013


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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A free directory of cover designers, formatters, freelance editors, and more:

Kindle Select - What Works, and What Doesn't: @magdalenaball

State Of Self-Publishing And 5 Things To Get Sorted For 2013: @thecreativepenn

How to Use Your Kindle to Edit Your Self-Pubbed Book: @LauraPepWu

So You've Got an Agent... Now What? @writerashley

100 Common-Sense Ways to Write Better:

Self-Publishing: For Genre Writers Only? @selfpubreview

Publishing with Createspace:

Writing 20 minutes a day, 365 Days A Year. Are You In? @write_despite

Achieving your goals on autopilot: @JordanMcCollum

5 Errors in Treating Quotations: @writing_tips

The worst publisher of all time: @salon

The Importance of Being Edited: @selfpubreview

How Many Rounds of Edits Should I Go Though, and What Should I Focus on? @AmericanEditing

Estate planning: fearless inventories: @kristinerusch

The state of bookstores now and reinventing them for the future: @Porter_Anderson @richfahle @eoinpurcell

The difference between audience and market:

10 Works of Literary Fantasy to Jump Start Your Imagination: @flavorwire

A S.M.A.R.T. Goal Refresher (or Primer): @lifehack

Should You Write That Potentially Controversial Scene? @roniloren

5 Plot Devices That Hurt Your Writing: @litreactor

The First 15 Minutes Project: Max Fischer in Rushmore: @cockeyed_caravan

How @ChuckWendig writes a novel: @woodwardkaren

The Trifecta of Storytelling Power: @storyfix

Writing - Imagery and Your Story: @karencv

Understanding Your Agent: @rachellegardner

5 Trade Publishing Trends to Watch For in 2013: @publishingtech

10 Tips to Get Blog Tours and Guest Posts Right: @LyndaRYoung

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret of Great Writing: @brainpicker

What Makes a Strong Author's Visit—a Teacher's Perspective: @angelaackerman

Rewriting your script: themes: @gointothestory

What Writing Step Are You Afraid Of? @jamigold

15 Common Twitter Questions Authors Ask: @authormedia

The zero clutter method for the disorganized writer: @leobabauta

An Agent on "Do I REALLY Need an Agent?": @literaticat

An editor on eliminating "that" in your story: @theresastevens

Writing a Believable Male Character: @ABoredAuthor

Writing Characters That Stand Out To Readers: @angelaackerman

The Art of Ideas: How To Overcome Writer's Block:

Forcing Readers To Like Characters: @mooderino

YA Needs to Be Better-Written Than Adult Fiction, Not Worse: @GeoffreyCubbage

All Things in Moderation-Even Writing Advice: @writeangleblog

Freelance Writing Rates – How To Determine & Set Your Fee: @FreelanceCrunch

Push Your Character into Interesting: @howtowriteshop

Agent and Editor Insights: Publisher Negotiations: @wherewriterswin

9 tips for an awful 1st draft: @lisacron

Book Contract: What's Negotiable and What's Not: @brianklems

How (Not) to Write Like a Master: @ava_jae

When should you stop revising? @janice_hardy

Writing is about being brave, taking risks: @rllafevers

What 1 writer told his intern about being a writer: @tobiasbuckell

Keeping out the intruder words: @BryanThomasS

The First 15 Minutes Project: Juno McGuff in Juno: @cockeyed_caravan

5 surprises about self-pub: @jennienash

5 Erroneously Constructed "Not Only . . . But Also" Sentences: @writing_tips

The 3 basic routes to getting published: @brianklems

Do Writers Need an Agent in the New Publishing Paradigm? @kristenlambtx

When Writers Don't Deliver: @tessgerritsen

All about book blurbs: @robertleebrewer

Plot--Conflict and Desires: @novelrocket

What to do during and after the first edit: @americanediting

What do tradpubs do…and can you do it? @bufocalvin

The wrong goodbye of Barnes and Noble:

The Unreliable Narrator in Romance Novels: @meganf

When You Have Editorial Differences: @behlerpublish

Why we've now got a "New Adult" genre: @jamigold

UK Speaker Scam Targets Writers: @victoriastrauss

Why Writers Should Guest Post: @diymfa

10 things 1 writer has learned about self-pubbing: @turndog_million

Rewriting Your Script: Structure: @gointothestory

Writing Horror: Facing the Inevitable: @yahighway

Adding Tension to Hook the Reader: @janice_hardy

Physical Attributes Entry: Skin: @angelaackerman

The allure of the first novel: @guardianbooks

Writing for reluctant readers: @charmaineclancy

The fine art of lying (for crime writers and others): @TeriTerryWrites

How to find the right title for your book: @dirtywhitecandy

Using Public Domain Characters In Your Stories: @woodwardkaren

Restrictive clauses and commas: @aliciarasley

5 Quick Tips For Better Dialogue In Fiction: @thecreativepenn

Structuring Your Story's Scenes: Variations on the Scene: @kmweiland

The Number One Mistake New Writers Make: @annerallen

Why Some Novels Say "A Novel" on the Cover, and If Yours Should Too: @AnnieNeugebauer

Genre & Marketing: @SHalvatzis

Publishing and Marketing Your Crap: @jamesscottbell

Numbers in Fiction: @thenoveleditor

Co-Authoring with Kids: @Nimpentoad

Complete list of Paris Review author interviews: @parisreview

Methods of being edited: @StinaLL

Plotting by Personality: @margmcalister

Resolve to Tweet Better in 2013: @NinaBadzin

Formatting, The iTunes Way: @susankayequinn

Find Someone Who Is a Stakeholder in Your Writing Life,Find a Few Someones. @glimmertrain @Kate_Gale

Creative Intersections: Plot and Character Development: @DavidBCoe

Write Faster and Get Organized with Scrivener:

Are chapters even necessary with the advent of digital publishing? @lilylefevre

Marketing Strategies: Questions to Ask Yourself: @fictionnotes

5 Things 1 Writer Learned in Her 1st Year of Self-Publishing: @livewritethrive

How to Engage Your Reader: @turndog_million

A closer look at Bookish: @Porter_Anderson @laurahazardowen @chadwpost

How to use subplots: @margmcalister

How To Write Sex Scenes When You're a Prude: @MishaCrews

7 tips for great sentences:

A situation is not a plot: @Kid_Lit

Writing Your Tragedy: @janelebak

Navigating the Guest Post Process: @diymfa

Declutter your novel:

Write a Story Ending That Will Satisfy Readers: @MargMcAlister

Rewriting Your Script: Pace: @gointothestory

5 Common Synopsis Mistakes: @writersrelief

Taking the Scary out of Scrivener: @Gwen_Hernandez

Other Types of YA Writing You Might Be Interested In Doing: @davey_beauchamp

Tips for writing dialogue: @wickerkat

An author explains why he doesn't give away his author copies: @JeffCohenwriter

3 tips for streamlining dialogue: @LaurelGarver

8 things to do when you're stuck: @JordanMcCollum

Industry changes: there is no midlist: @Porter_Anderson

Watch out for ING. It may be weaken-ing your story. @juliettewade

5 Tips To Optimize Your Facebook Page: @mollygreene

How To Publish A Book 101: @thecreativepenn

20 Great Writers on the Art of Revision: @flavorwire

Sympathetic Characters: Danger: @mooderino

4 Ways to Pre-Write Your Scenes: @janice_hardy

F. Scott Fitzgerald On The Price Of Being A Great Writer: @woodwardkaren

5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers: @writing_tips

How to Research a Novel: 7 Tips: @thomaswyoung

Why Publishers Need to Think More Like Silicon Valley: @EdNawotka

Tips from Downton--what we writers can learn from Downton Abbey: @junglereds

You CAN tell an eBook by its cover:

Successors in Fantasy – Handing Over the Reins: @fantasyfaction

Why "Genre" is Poison: @davidbryher

Separate writing and rewriting: @Lindasclare

How to Surprise Your Reader in a Downton Abbey World: @write_practice

9 Tips for Writing Effective Web Copy: @authormedia

Giving characters distinguishing phrases to help readers tell them apart: @mkinberg

Finally, an industry-related conference for writers: Author (R)evolution Day @Porter_Anderson @doctorow @robeagar