Sunday, July 21, 2013


By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
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Gardening can make you a better writer: @pronounced_ing
Theories of Productivity for Writers: @charmaineclancy
6 Reasons Google+ Beats Facebook for Author Platform Building: @janefriedman
Start Collecting People: @wendylawton
First or Third Person: Which Point of View Is Best? @jodyhedlund
Do Fans Really Own Fan Fiction? @hoodedu @theatlantic
Building tension: @Janet_Reid
Are the genre wars won? @tordotcom
12 Get-Serious Questions for Writers: @12Most @kdbelmonte
Books for the Creative Mind: @PsychCentral
Literary Talent vs. Story Talent: @ingridsundberg
A Writer's Toolbox--5 Tips To Landing That Interview: @LisaHallWilson @angelaackerman
How to Format an eBook for Kindle: @davidgmasters @FreelanceSw
5 things every work-at-home parent needs: @TheHappiestHome
5 critical steps to niche publishing success: @bookbaby
Marcus Aurelius's One Question to Beat Procrastination, Whining, and Struggle: @theatlantic @JessicaFKane
The myth of plateauing e-book sales: @thefuturebook @jwikert
Why You Need An Elevator Pitch Even If You Always Take The Stairs: @jennifermalone
Why What Others Are Doing Isn't Working for You: @jeffgoins @KimanziC
Freelancing--Why Writing For Free is Better Than Writing for $20: @ticewrites
3 Quick Ways to Perk Up Your Email Marketing Efforts: @copyblogger
Interactive Fiction Authoring Tools: @matty_gibbon
How to Write a Book Proposal for Your Blogged Book: @ninaamir
Is your blog representative of who you are personally and as a writer? @marygkeeley
Inserting Images in Scrivener: @Gwen_Hernandez
When *not* to market your book: @BTMargins @annbauerwriter
Tips for Making Video Blog Posts: @meghancward
On writing about real people: @tanisrideout
Find the meanings of words you're not sure of before you use them in your writing: @ZiggyKinsella
5 writing habits that might be tripping you up:
20 Reasons to Write Your Nonfiction Book Now: @NinaAmir
Fairy Tales--The Handless Maiden and Forest Sanctuary: @terriwindling
How to Identify People by Name in Your Story: @writing_tips
Passive marketing:
Avoid Repeaters Like These: @lynnettelabelle
Are Reviews TOO Subjective to be Worthwhile? @jodyhedlund
The changing playing field of publishing: @kristinerusch
7 Ways Friends Can Support Your Book (and How To Ask For Their Help): @bookmarketer
Writing Books for Children - Traditional Submissions: @karencv
Writing Your Memoir, If It Feels Right: @kathypooler @SouthrnWritrMag
25 tips for handling multiple writing projects: @ajackwriting
A Two-Year MFA in Writing Reading List in One Post: @PatrickRwrites
Elements of successful fiction (and making time to write): @JimHarris28
Put a more modern spin on a Cinderella story: @mooderino
Tips for blog post planning:
How To Be More Objective About Your Own Writing: @WritersRelief
The Pace of Productivity and How to Master Your Creative Routine: @brainpicker
3 Ways Serials Can Improve Your Writing: @susankayequinn
How to Use Hyphens: @grammargirl
How to manage large casts of characters: @Rachel_Aaron
A Series of Shots for Quick Action: @livewritethrive
Why Your Protagonist Might Not Always Be Your Hero: @kmweiland
The Modern Writing-School Paradox: More Students, Fewer Jobs, More Glory: @theatlantic @Jon_Reiner
The 4 Roles of Creativity: Explorer, Artist, Judge, Warrior: @99u
Yes, We Really Do Judge Books by Their Covers: @IndieReader
The care and feeding of your imagination: @wendypmiller
How To Set Goals Without Screwing It Up:
What to Write in the "Bio" Section Of Your Query Letter: @ChuckSambuchino
LinkedIn for Writers: @JanalynVoigt
Overwriting: @AimeeLSalter
On-site book research: @nancyjcohen
A Short Introduction to Speed Writing: @FreelanceSw
Are You Ready to Contact an Agent? Take This Short Quiz and Find Out:
When To Let The Reader Into The Character's Head: @mooderino
Depression and Writing: @gingersjohnson
Who, Whom, Whoever, Whomever - How to Decide Which is Right: @nickdaws
Can Screenwriting Contests Advance Your Career? @MarioOMoreno37
9 Types of Functional Variation in Grammar: @writing_tips
5 Easy Ways to Publicize and Promote Your Book: @mpnye
Is there still a role for the commercial publisher? @ScottTheWriter
New trends in ebook pricing: @laurahazardowen
Anne Rice's Advice On Writing: @woodwardkaren
5 Ways to Develop a Book Idea: @BrianKlems
Surviving in publishing--an epic publishing saga: @dancinghorse
Remember to follow these internet rules via lit. agent @rachellkent
Tips for better blog posts:
9 opportunities to promote your book: @PublicityHound
9 Rules for a Simpler Day: @LeoBabauta
What Can Writers Learn From Actor Interviews? @jeannevb
How to speak publisher: F is for frontispiece: @annerooney
5 Sound Bite Mistakes That Will Lose You Freelance Clients: @soundbitesiren
9 Tips on Becoming a More Creative and Productive Writer: @copyblogger
4 tips for writing antiheroes: @standoutbooks
The Difference Between Idea, Premise, and Plot: @Janice_Hardy
14 Blog or Website Essentials for Writers: @jillkemerer
5 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Book Editor: @stacyennis
Proactive vs. reactive characters:
Your Website is Outdated Because: @hostbaby
Why Google Plus is Essential for Authors: @bookmarketer
Traditional Publishing And Their March to the Future: @deanwesleysmith
Thoughts on Parenting a Writer: @mollybackes
Letting go of scarcity thinking: @rachellegardner
Booksellers finding success through a leaner ordering method that helps eliminate returns: @kristinerusch
Things a scene needs: @mooderino
How to create a style sheet for your manuscript: @rachellegardner
Traumatizing Your Characters: Intrusive Recollection: @finesarah
Don't Dumb down Your Characters to Make Your Plot Work: @americanediting
Buy Some Fresh Eyes: Let Your Novel Rest: @lindasclare
How Would You Make the Movie of Your Book? @janice_hardy
Songwriting--horror themes in heavy metal music: @BubblewsBlog
Managing Your Facebook Privacy: @lifehackorg
Nourishing the Self by Finding the Time to Write: @SarahHackley @womenwriters
Most Common Mistakes: A Surefire Sign You're Over-Explaining: @KMWeiland
Tips for writing faster: @michellerafter
7 Things to Know about Getting Your Author-Published Book into Libraries: @SusanWAlbert
9 Master Class Twitter Tips: @pubperspectives @BrandYou
A Psychological Self-Help Tool for Fiction Writers: @writerunboxed
Character Building Tips for Writers: @jeanoram
Character Archetypes: The Creator: @jeanniecampbell
9 Ways to Write Smarter, Not Harder: @carlywatters
Is the Character Me? Yes! And, no! @jeffcohen
The importance of finishing our writing:
The Verminous Hazards of Research: @womenwriters @berylkingston
The Locomotive in Science Fiction Literature: @clarkesworld
Yoga for Writers:
Tips for being a better blog guest:
The Five Times Treatment: @womenonwriting
Complications Of Storytelling: @mooderino
Increasing your enthusiasm for writing: @pyrosama
What Should You Expect from a Freelance Editor? @ThereseWalsh
Tags & Traits: Characterization And Building Empathy: @woodwardkaren
10 Stupid Writer Tricks (That Might Actually Work): {language}: @chuckwendig
Publishers know their audience--but variety might sell, too: @museinks
25 Things You Should Know About Young Adult Fiction: @chuckwendig
Tips for Researching When Writing:
What Makes Writing Fun: @deanwesleysmith @woodwardkaren
25 Types of Author Tweets (with examples): @duolit
Why it's Good to Rush to Get Published: @lyndaryoung
4 Lessons for Independent Authors: @chrisrobley
7 Things to Understand Before Traditionally Publishing Your Book: @ninaamir
When you're character's observing: @JordanMcCollum
12 tips for getting past writer's block: @12most
Writing a great scene:
"Deepening in" to a scene of oppression: @juliettewade
Writing Books for Children - From Contract to Sales to a Writing Career: @karencv
Scriptwriting (horror): The New French Extremity: An Endeavour into Excessive Violence: @the_artifice @__Jameswalker
Would you pay readers back for reading your book? @galleycat
Plagiarism: @MBTPonderers
Writing Dialogue for Novels: Tips for Cursing: @AdriennedeWolfe
With a serial, EVERY scene is an important scene: @CamilleLaGuire
10 promo tips: @ethanfreak
Neil Gaiman on "Why Fiction is Dangerous": @tordotcom
Hashtag creation tips: @bookmarketer
The Real Reason Coffee Shops Boost Productivity: @davidburkus
Dealing With Perfectionism As A Writer: @VeronicaSicoe
What Is Horror? @annieneugebauer
1 author explains his picture book process: @writersdigest
4 Changes to English So Subtle We Hardly Notice They're Happening:
How to read more blogs in less time: @rachellegardner
7 ways to make sure your ideas don't take off: @lifehackorg
De-Deifying Agents: @CharleeVale @writeangleblog
Hooking the Reader: The Character Investment: @kayedacus
Is There a Place for Style in Genre Fiction?
Race, Identity, and Writing: @Kathy_Crowley
How to escape a schedule and write: @emilywenstrom
5 apps for writing and blogging: @michellerafter
Worldbuilding--families: @juliettewade
Dealing with commas and adjectives: @RayRhamey
A Book Club Guide To Discussing Short Story Collections: @BTMargins
The Successful Children's Writer: Many Eggs, Many Baskets: @cbiclubhouse
3 things 1 writer has learned in the past 5 years: @dorothydreyer
1 writer's struggle with deadlines: @mstiefvater
Uncomfortable Truths: Five Authors Who Do Not Live Up To Their Mythology: @cathinnorway
6 Tips for Finding the Courage to Write: @QuipsAndTips
Writing to Trends: @SaraBLarson @cvaldezmiller
3 writers on writing and creativity: