Sunday, April 7, 2013


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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Mike Fleming worked with author and writing coach James Scott Bell to offer an online, interactive, writing program to help make your next novel great. It's called "Knockout Novel" and you can learn more about it at Knockout Plus, all the data is stored in your Hiveword account for easy access.  The program is due to launch tomorrow...Monday, April 8. 

A tip for avoiding info dumping: @DonMcNair1 

Industry reaction to Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads: @Porter_Anderson @ThadMcIlroy @leslieNYT @robspillman

Self-publishing is the future — and great for writers: @salon @hughhowey

Authors in the B&N-S&S Crossfire: @Porter_Anderson @Bookgirl96 @MJRose

Twitter tips for new users: @Victoria_Writes @williamblackmon

Sorry, Your Buddies Won’t Buy Your Book: @talkingwriting @dcbiddle

A free directory of cover designers, formatters, freelance editors, and more:
Use a Mood Board to Boost Your Writing: @DIYMFA
Why writers should be on Pinterest: @DIYMFA
Breaking into International Markets:
Starting A Story In The Middle: @mooderino
How to Revise for a Stronger Theme: @jamigold
Science Fiction Romance – A Niche Before Its Time? @amazingstories0
Author As Innovator: The Future of Publishing is Story, Not Technology: @danblank
Subtitling for screenwriters:
Blogging a book--your content plan: @ninaamir
A writer reports on her experience with an independent press: @Wordstrumpet @PatrickRwrites
Screenwriting: examples of voice-over narration and flashbacks that.. just don't work: @gointothestory
Just Kill Someone Already (Upping the Stakes):
Gifting Your Professional Network w/ Amazon eBooks:
Why Critiquing Others Helps You: @ava_jae
Writing Description in Your Novel: @jeanoram
Did Agatha Christie Have a Formula for Success? @KMWeiland @becke_martin
Creative Writing Prompts: Dig Deep into Character: @howtowriteshop
4 Techniques To Mix Fantasy With Realism: @write_practice
Tips for organizing a book club:
Compromising with our internal editor: @YAHighway
How to Begin a Short Story: @amazingstories0 @Sales_Source
Plot, Story and Tension: @woodwardkaren
Strong Active Verbs: Your Writing's Backbone: @lindasclare
The writer's guide to kissing: @CuriosityQuills
How Live Readings Can Help Your Writing: @LaNovakAuthor
Introduction to Online Advertising for Authors:
The Trouble with In Medias Res: @kristenlambtx
For the writer who means to journal--5 online journaling tools: @lifehackorg
Why Taking a Risk at a Writer's Conference Is a Good Thing:
How @JaneFriedman Got a 6-Figure Twitter Following (and Why It Doesn't Matter):
Prepositional confusion: @aliciarasley
How to Write a Killer Scene: @jeanoram
5 Ways to Write More Effectively: @fcmalby
Hiring an illustrator for your novel: @kenebake
How do you promote your self-published book? @pattyjansen
How to get a great cover design – when you don't know what it should be: @dirtywhitecandy
Is original writing always better? @BufoCalvin
Use a Timeline to Develop Your Story: @luannschindler
What it takes to hit the top of your genre chart at Amazon: @Bob_Mayer
13 Questions to Ask Yourself about Your Opening Chapter: @annerallen
Structuring Your Story's Scenes: Frequently Asked Questions: @kmweiland
Tips for an inexpensive book launch party: @aishahmacgill
What 1 writer learned from creating a book trailer: @danasitar
How 1 writer doubled her daily word count: @IndiaDrummond
How to Edit Your Novel With Efficiency: @jeanoram
10 cover design tips for print covers:
Tips for writing cover copy: @JMNeyGrimm
2 Proven Ways To Write With Confidence:
Tips for getting your book reviewed: @MariaZannini
From spark to story: How books get started:
5 Reasons Traditional Authors Are Going Indie: @wiseink
10 Best Chrome Extensions for Authors: @AuthorMedia
Don't publish crap: @annerooney
A closer look at Noir: @ApexBookCompany
You didn't "trend" … and other subtle Twitter confusions: @sarah_nicolas
How writing is like gardening: @danabate
5 Rules of Writing Flashbacks: @melissadonovan
5 Reasons to Write A Short Story:
8 Ways to Edit Suspense & Pace into Your Finished Manuscript: @JordanDane
Binge reading and publishing: @kristinerusch
How to Get the Most Out of a Writing Class: @michelledseaton
Developing Scenes--revisiting the plot arc: @DeeWhiteauthor
The Imitation Game: The Sincerest Form of…. Becoming a Better Writer: @WyattGBessing
Tweet Not Your Query, Author: @BloomsburyPress
Studies in flashback: "Once Upon a Time in the West": @gointothestory
Will Write for Food: The Digital Freelance Journalist Dilemma: @10000words
All about the ampersand: @sixrevisions
How to book a writer's conference: @wherewriterswin
Enemies of the Art–Having a Thin Skin: @kristenlambtx
To Drama or Not to Drama: @Julie_Gray
The Business of Screenwriting: Everything you wanted to know about specs: @gointothestory
Avoid Flowery Language and Kill Your Darlings: @americanediting
What Facebook's New Feed Will Mean For Authors: @authormedia
When Visibility Doesn't Lead To Book Sales: @davidgaughran
Best Practices for Putting Together Your Digital Book: @bibliocrunch @PaulSalvette
10 Dirty Fighting Tricks to Spice Up Your Fight Scenes: @ajackwriting
The Story Milestones… and Beat Sheet: @storyfix
The Perfectly Balanced Story: @mooderino
5 Top Legal Issues for Authors and Self-Publishers: @JFBookman @Saving4Someday
Tips from a ghostwriter for getting more clients: @byRozMorris
Calling Your Manuscript Finished (For Now): @rachellegardner
Facebook: Should We Use a Profile or a Page? @jamigold @LisaHallWilson
LGBTQ characters in SFF: @tordotcom @karinacooper
Setting: Using Instant Recognition:
Naming schemes for fantasy writing: @MorganKeyes
Improve your Dialogue by Studying Plays:
Thoughts on epic fantasy:
Crime fiction author @Brad_Parks on introducing a sexual relationship to his popular series: @JungleReds
How bookstore windows can drive book sales--and fuel a digital campaign: @pubperspectives
Weapons, Fighting, and Battles in Worldbuilding: @juliettewade
An agent on the future of publishing: @rachellegardner
How to Build an Online Audience: @manon_eileen
The importance of a sense of play to our writing: @RLLaFevers
Ebook Boxed Set Tips and How Tos: @ddscottromcom
How to Get the Most Out of a Writing Class: @michelledseaton
How Busy People Can Find More Time for Reading: @jodyhedlund
What Worries Publishers Most? @bmorrissey
5 areas you need to learn to write better copy: @ntaylor1981
Clearing the clutter from our sentences:
The Art of Collaborating and its Rewards (or Tribulations): @mariesetiawan
Plotting? Keep digging deeper and "imagine beyond what is safe": @noveleditor
5 Things Children Teach Us About Writing: @KMWeiland
Plotting - the Mamma Mia lessons: @dirtywhitecandy
Why no deal is better than a bad deal: @ajackwriting
Not so freely free: Amazon's 20K/80% vision: @bufocalvin
Language and fantasy: @VioletteMalan
Why Not to Register Copyright for Unpublished Work: @victoriastrauss
Pitch vs. query: @atrueblood5
How to style profanity in your prose: @PRDaily
Physical Attribute Entry: Hair: @beccapuglisi
Overcoming Challenges To Write And Publish A Book: @thecreativepenn @IwinBook
Adjusting the Picture for Clarity: @novelrocket
Writing for Middle Grade: @ToniKerr_Writer
10 Ideas for using QR Codes to Promote Your Book:
3 sites to find a critique partner: @ThereDraftAgain
How to Know if a Contest is Right For You: @CupidsLC @MissDahlELama
Grammar 'errors' you don't need to worry about: @passivevoiceblg
Manuscript formatting and prep screencasts: @andrewkarre
Book Promotion — What's Working at Amazon in 2013? @goblinwriter
How To Find Out Everything You Need To Know About Self-Publishing: @cathryanhoward
Great Scene: "The Exorcist": @gointothestory
Using Plot to Reveal Character Transformation: @mythicscribes
Don't Make Writing About Yourself: @write_practice
Creating an Evocative Mood in a Memoir: @janice_hardy
5 beliefs about Twitter: @AnnieNeugebauer.
Trimming costs in case book sales drop off:
6 Makeover Tips: How to Bring a Book Back from the Doldrums: @markcoker
The Benefits of Running a Goodreads Ad: @jeanoram
How Game of Thrones Improved a Literary Author's Writing: @magdalenaball
8 pics and videos that describe what DRM is about: @namenick