Sunday, March 17, 2013


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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9 Tips To Develop A Winning Blog Personality: @HeidiCohen

Should traditional biography be buried alongside Shakespeare's breakfast? @AlisonFlood

Tags, Traits And Tells: @woodwardkaren

How to Write a Story: @stephengjones72

5 Keys Steps to Adding Depth to Your Fictional Relationships: @JordanDane

Spring Cleaning? 10 Tips for Writers: @WritingFineLine

Worldbuilding Process: @juliettewade

Breaking through writer's block: @rxena77

Fall or Fly? @johnhartness

Are Email Interviews That Bad? Yes. @10000Words

Screenwriters Roundtable: @gointothestory

When characters go their own way:

The Value of Taking a Productive Pause: @abmarkman

115 Words for "walks": @gointothestory

Creating Intriguing Characters: @fcmalby

The hidden power of no: @RLLaFevers

Writing Authentic Crime: How To Get Away With Murder: @GarryRodgers1

Are Self-Pub Books the New Slush Pile? @rachellegardner

Writing Effective Grief In Fiction: 5 Ideas For Writers: @denisejaden

An Experience in Translating a Self-Published Book: @selfpubreview

3 Quick Tips for Linking to External Blog Posts: @genelempp

How To Sell Ebooks: @jakonrath

Another 25 Reasons Your Submissions are Rejected:

Your Amazon Author Central page: @bufocalvin

Feeling Overwhelmed? Social Media Can Make Us Crazy: @kristenlambtx

AWP president addresses criticism of the conference: @Porter_Anderson

Writing Organizations—Finding the perfect fit: @OrlyKonigLopez

10 Qualities of Successful Indie Authors:

Describing Character Reactions And Emotions: She Smiled, He Frowned: @woodwardkaren

8 Tips For Approaching Editing Your Work: @BryanThomasS

5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Authors: @goblinwriter

How to Make Your Similes Sparkle: @write_practice

5 Ways to Promote Your Words When You're Not Feeling Worthy: @wherewriterswin

A Critique of a Darker Opening: @janice_hardy

Plot Perseverance and Plodding: @sarahahoyt

Writing the right story: @juliekibler

Physical Attributes Entry: Stomach: @angelaackerman

Write-Brained: The Neuroscience of Writing and Writer's Block: @robdyoungwrites

Screenwriter roundtable: @gointothestory

The Storytelling Masters and Their Lessons: @NightBirder

1984: George Orwell's road to dystopia: @BBCNewsMagazine

Dreaming up story ideas: @kristinnador

Guy Kawasaki on budgeting for your book: @jasonboog

ISBNs For Self-Publishing: @laurahoward78 @rippatton

4 Character Essentials: @josiskilpack

Great Character: The Bride ("Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & Vol. 2″): @gointothestory

Used e-books:

Self-Pub and Trad Pub: Enjoy the Best of Both Worlds: @janefriedman @cjlyonswriter

How to Work on More Than One Book at a Time: @jamesscottbell

Writing Rules and Fantasy: Mary Sues: @VickyThinks

How to Get Your ISBN: @MyBookShepherd

Why Science Fiction Poetry is Embarrassingly Bad: @AmazingStories0

10 Movies That Make Writing Look Incredibly Dangerous: @flavorpill

The Trouble With Adverbs: @woodwardkaren

Who should read your unpublished work? @rachellegardner

A Way To End Ebook Piracy?

Using Ebook Covers to Brand an Author Across Genres: @ddscottromcom

Ebook cover critiques: @jfbookman

Tips for writing subplots: @gointothesstory

9 Reasons Authors Still Choose Traditional Publishing: @melissadonovan

5 things 1 self-pubbed writer has learned so far: @livewritethrive @SeanYeagerAdv

How to build a storyworld based on character: @Onidroid

Breaking the Literary Atrophy: @chicklitgurrl71

How To Write More And Create A Daily Writing Habit: @thecreativepenn

Cooking up a culinary cozy mystery: @JudyAlter

Classic Characters Whose Flaws Make Them Great: @BenClayborne

Details and Description—Getting the Facts Right: @noveleditor

Every Author Needs a Copyright Page: @MyBookShepherd

Keep the Plot Taut: @Lindasclare

Forcing readers to like characters--admiration: @mooderino

Think Like a Publisher 2013: Return on Investment: @deanwesleysmith

Translation Rights:

Review on gerunds: @writing_tips

Tips for writing loglines: @SHalvatzis

How Twitter lists help writers: @ninabadzin

5 Principles of Creativity: @Digitaltonto

10 modern horror masterpieces:

Expertise vs. Humility – A Blogger's Battle Royale?

Bookkeeping for writers: @bob_brooke

Screenwriters' roundtable: @gointothestory

The math of writing fast: @deanwesleysmith

How to Build a Platform before You Finish Your Book: @grubwriters

Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep & Creative Success: @brainpicker

How to Use What Ifs While Revising: @ava_jae

What 1 writer wishes he'd known about writing: @2bwriters

Tips for dumping info dumps: @CompulsionReads

Six sentence story planning for pantsers: @ajackwriting

Why Hunter S. Thompson Would've Loved Author Rank: @copyblogger

5 Ways to Revise Poems: @robertleebrewer

Promise of the Premise: @carrieryan

Five Ways to Use YouTube to Promote Your Book: @wherewriterswin

Rejection slip scrapbook: @amazingstories0

Losing Sight of the Target: @StinaLL

Tips for dealing with rejection: @angelaackerman

A dialogue exercise: @biljanalikic

English as a Foreign Language:

As Barnes & Noble shrinks, small bookstores are born: @latimesbooks

Writing male characters--their reactions to grief: @lkblackburne

Plotting and Crafting Action Scenes:

Create a Table of Contents to Help Your Readers Navigate Your Book: @ninaamir

Successfully self-pubbed authors share 10 tips for finding more readers: @LauraPepWu

The Aftermath of the Agency Model: @pubperspectives

When you're told your story concept isn't "big enough": @Julie_Gray

6 Publishing Trends That Benefit Readers & Authors: @mollygreene @tobywneal

3 Easy Ways to Better Dialogue: @lindasclare

The Most Important Quality In Best Selling Authors: @jodyhedlund

Want to write a book? Thoughts for starting out: @4YALit

Analyzing Story Structure: @woodwardkaren

Bad news for blog readers--Google Reader to shutter on July 1: @Porter_Anderson @dcseifert @mmasnick

How to Write a Character From Start to Finish: @BrianKlems

What to Expect When You're Expecting…to Be Published: @BoydMorrison

Tips for finding coffee shops that will let you sit and write for a while: @halophoenix @lifehacker

Tips for creating great characters: @HookedOnNoir

Writing Gender-Specific Dialogue: @writersdigest

Discovery is Publishers' Problem; Readers are Doing Just Fine: @glecharles

How to deal with your moments of despair as a writer: @ajackwriting

"'Used Ebooks' Hurts My Brain": @readingape

10 tips for drawing readers to your website: @authormedia

A look at the school and library marketing part of the industry: @alexbracken

Enemies of the art--failure to focus: @kristenlambTX

Is "Discoverability" Even A Problem? @bsandusky

Awkwardly charming: Thomas Hardy and the strangeness of bad writing that is somehow good: @slate

5 Unexpected Tips For Self-Pubbed Authors to Find Success: @digibookworld

Recipe for a Successful Synopsis: @jamigold

Is Your Agent an Asset? @behlerpublish

3 Tips for Strengthening Narrative Descriptions: @lkhillbooks

FREE Books: Bane or Boon? @SusanKayeQuinn

8 Ways To Fix Online Review Systems: @scottmarlowe

What is Wattpad? And how can it help me as a self-published author? @bibliocrunch

5 Questions to Ask When Writing Content: @jeffbullas

5 Steps to Boost eBook Sales - Listening to Readers: @markcoker

Why self-publishing authors should think "foreign rights" from the outset: @SueCollier

Tips for Twitter newbies: @blurbisaverb @teconklin

How to write a novel: @salon @carytennis

Supernatural Horror In Literature: @amazingstories0

Don't be Afraid of Embarrassing Your Grandmother: @americanediting

On Writing, Christopher Walken and Finding Your 'Wild Thing': @JudyLeeDunn

6 Tips To Creating A Writing Partnership That Works: @goodinaroom

Boost Creativity and Enhance Your Sleep with These Lucid Dreaming Techniques: @lifehacker

Building a Street Team: @EArroyo5 @janice_hardy

3 Quick Ways to Find Hidden Guest Blogging Opportunities: @copyblogger

The Modifier Zone: @jgetzler
Examples of a coming-of-age theme in fiction: @mkinberg
Why noir remains popular today: @mkinberg
Did Amazon Change Algorithms to Protect Their Readers? The 10,000 Gatekeepers of KDP Select: @edwrobertson
Proper Nouns, Pronouns, and Antecedents--a Review: @authorterryo
AWP con: it's become MFA-Con: @Porter_Anderson
March Madness for mystery lovers: @acwainwright
Random House ebook imprints with 'predatory' contracts: @Porter_Anderson @JamesScottBell @VictoriaStrauss
How to use email to preview your eBook files on an iPad: @bibliocrunch @miralsattar

Traditional mystery writers--make the amateur sleuth's involvement believable: @sharonwhopkins
A POV overview: @p2p_editor