Sunday, August 4, 2013


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
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Resources for Writers: @AnnetteLyon
Building Paranormal People: @rubysisterhood1 @KateParkerbooks
7 Tips for Brainstorming: @writing_tips
Don't Make These TV Spec Script Mistakes: @jacobkrueger

Setting pace: @authorterryo
The Art of the Chapter Ending: @tiffanyreisz
How To Structure a Story Around a Large Problem: The Timeline is Unexpectedly Moved Up: @cockeyedcaravan
Writing Star Trek Novels, or, Why don't you get a morally acceptable job? @vondanmcintyre
Is Amazon-Bashing Productive for Publishing? @Porter_Anderson @fakebaldur @MobyLives @JohnMutter
Book cover clichés: @lukelewis @Porter_Anderson
Tips for creating a setting that comes alive: @JE_Tankersley
We know ebooks are selling--but the lack of data damages sales reporting: @Porter_Anderson @philipdsjones
Dos and don'ts for infodumping: @JE_Tankersley
How to Identify a Popular Blog for a Blog Tour: @spunkonastick
Writers as Thieves: @WriterNancyJane
How tablets have changed (periodical) publishing: @GAbramovich
iTunes users spend a lot on apps and music, not so much on ebooks (chart): @gigaom
The Ongoing Story: Twitter and Writing: @newyorker @thomasbeller
On Becoming Multimedia Emperors: @indiereader @stephenmarkley
How To Correctly Use Emotion To Create Drama And Set The Pace: @seandsouza
Guess the Author Based on the New York Times' Breathless Physical Description: @andrewtshaffer
Am I trendy enough for you now? @S_M_Johnston
An author's update on her Wattpad experiment: @MistiWolanski
Business of Screenwriting: Furthering Your Career as a Writer: @scriptmag
Should Authors Write Bad Book Reviews? @kristenlambtx
101 Quick Actions to Build Your Writer Platform: @writerplatform
How To Stop Procrastinating Before It's Too Late: @write_practice
How to Delete Your Facebook Account Once and for All: @lifehackorg
How to Choose Keywords and Categories for Your Kindle eBook: @FreelanceSw
Tips on Writing Deep POV: @BarbaraTWallace
The Alphabet in Crime Fiction: Overdoses: @mkinberg
Your Author Platform – Is it Ever Too Soon to Start? What About Your Author Website? @karencv
7 Elements Every Blog Needs To Succeed: @heidicohen
Great Writing – A Love Story: @scriptmag
Selling Books Online With Clever Metadata: @DigiBookWorld
Bad blogging--making excuses: @colbymarshall @PStoltey
The dark side of mystery writing: @KillerNashville @AuthorJLavene
Writing as a Generation Xer: @yaHighway
Does FREE still work? @CJLyonsWriter
5 Tips on How to Run a Writing Group: @writing_tips
Google Plus for Writers: @JanalynVoigt
How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0: @TechCrunch
10 Visual Steps To Self-Publishing Your Book On Amazon: @BrianSHall
Marketing 101: Start with the Right Attitude: @amazingstories0
Stephen King Likes His Horror Personal and Global: @nytimesarts
8 Tips For Writing and Selling Articles to Magazines, Websites, and More: @ChuckSambuchino
5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Writing Time Travel: @MeredithMcP
What Writers Can Learn From Entrepreneurs: @ollinmorales
Is it FAIR for Authors to Review Other Authors? Do We Ruin the Magic? @KristenLambTX
Poetry writing tips from Poet Laureate Alice Shapiro: @morgenwriteruk
The many pitfalls of freelancing: @lifehackorg
8 Secrets of Great Copywriting: @BrianKlems @writersdigest
What they *don't* tell you when you start out as a writer: @kristinerusch
5 things 1 reader looks for in an engaged, tweeting writer: @mittenstrings @bookriot
Will readers buy a title they can't pronounce? @washingtonpost
7 Works Of Science Fiction That Changed The World: @BrianSHall
Artisanal Publishing:
How to Build Better Author Blog Post Titles: @wherewriterswin
10 Reasons To Be A Writer: @AwfullyBigBlog
Discounts and book hoarding: @dearauthor
Female Protagonists: Do They Need to be Friend Material?
What Your First Sale Really Means: @amazingstories0
The Future of Social Media in SF: @orbitbooks
Surviving the Publishing Apocalypse:
Accepting Rejection: @erchristensen
YA Literary Agents Talk About the Most Common Submission Errors: @martinaaboone
A Key to Creating Conflict in Fiction: @jamesscottbell
When Readers Don't Know What Your Characters Are Talking About: @kmweiland
Nonfiction: Does Your Table of Contents Make Readers Want to Buy Your Book? @ninaamir
What does a literary agent do at a book convention? @JanetKGrant
Alternative Plots: @ingridsundberg
Writing Scenes You Haven't Seen: @PatrickRwrites
Advice to Young Writers: @fsgbooks
Why Serious Self-Publishing Needn't Be A Fantasy: @dan_hanks
Grammar Expose: That vs. Which: @victoriamixon
Writing is Rewriting: @shalvatzis
""It is too often a sad and unwise thing to go back and read a favourite book." @neilhimself
The 50 Best Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors: @acwainwright
Why Your Writing will Never be Perfect: @LyndaRYoung
Prewriting Ritual: Boost Your Brain Power Before You Write Another Word: @WritersRelief
Using Assumption as a Dramatic Device: @BryanThomasS
10 Traits of a Great Protagonist: @Janice_Hardy
12 Tips for Successful Book Launch Parties: @JFBookman
Why We (and Our Characters) Fall in Love: @FaeRowen
Character Archetypes 101: The Magician: @jeanniecampbell
4 Hidden Rewards of Rejection: @michelecushatt
How to Be More Productive and Accomplish the Big Things That Really Matter: @alexisgrant
Revealing a Character's Past Without Falling Into Backstory: @Janice_Hardy
5 Tips for Navigating the Marketing Maze: @MarcyKennedy
Getting Real about Writing Time:
Prose Poetry Is A Slippery Beast: @EDFsChronicles
Literary Voice: Developing it…and defining it. @KatZhang
Combating writers' isolation: @hilaribell
The Surprising History of the Pencil: @brainpicker
18 vintage photos and illustrations that show people reading: @ebookfriendly
Writing Exercises: Word Choice and Voice: @davidbcoe
What a Stunt Pilot Teaches Us about Creativity, Impermanence, and the Meaning of Life: @brainpicker
Raising Questions with Your First Line: @EMentior
Keeping Your Spirits Up Before You Get Published: @millerc086
Tips for using beta readers:
Prepping your family for your book's sex scenes: @btmargins @kimtriedman
7 Time-Saving Lessons From a Newbie Freelance Writer:
Active Writing Keeps Readers Engaged: @NancyBrandon4
The Art of the Book Cover: @JFBookman
Making a living with your short fiction: @deanwesleysmith
Launch meetings: @thejordache
Chekhov's Gun: @melissadonovan
A list of recent submissions tweets by agents and editors: @ChanelCleeton
Tips for Writing Better Action Scenes: @MeredithMcP @LeagueWriters
How 8 Famous Writers Chose Their Pen Names: @mental_floss
5 Uses of Infinitives: @writing_tips
Plot genres: @ingridsundberg
Writing magic: @chuckwendig
Five Things You Need to Know About Young Adult Fiction: @bookriot @catagator
Free Scrivener Templates To Structure Your Novel: @galleycat
The Influence of Film on Writing: @fcmalby
Blocks and Breakage: @dancinghorse
The Unexpected Exotic: Settings in Science Fiction and Fantasy: @tordotcom
The Risk-Taking Writer: @terrywhalin
How Do You Build a Fan Base, Anyway? @goblinwriter
Fighting the Summer Slow Down with a Fast Draft: @ashkrafton
ATrick for Tightening Your Dialogue: @KMWeiland
9 Distractions for Waiting Writers: @ava_jae
Timelines: Plotting: @fictionnotes
10 Things You Don't Want In Your Novel: @angelaackerman
How to Keep Writing When You're Scared of Failure: @diymfa
Five Ways to Tell If a Writing Partner is for You: @juliegray
Female Heroes in Literature: @AlienNextDoor
The Art of Relocation: a Poet Chooses What to Bring—and What to Leave Behind: @talkingwriting
If agents are selling publishers to authors, does that mean publishers should pay agents commission? @passivevoiceblg
Do it yourself? 10 tips for beginners from top self-publishing sites: @darlawrites
Indie Author Organizations for Publicity: @cateartios
How Genre Labeling Keeps Some Books from Being Discovered:
Writing, Art and Outlining: @fcmalby
7 Reasons You Should Have a Songwriting Process: @usasong
Authorial Artists: 5 Painters Who Also Wrote: @chris_shultz81
30 Days of Screenplays "Little Miss Sunshine": @gointothestory
How to Develop a Daily Writing Habit: @rfwilliford