Sunday, September 29, 2013


By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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November 13-14:  Get Read – Marketing Strategies for Writers: Dan Blank’s We Grow Media is a  two-day online conference for authors looking for promotion strategies--and, ultimately, readers.  Speakers include Porter Anderson, Chuck Wendig, Dan Blank, Jane Friedman, Therese Walsh, and many others.  (I'm one of the scheduled speakers and am also am serving on the advisory board.)  More information about the conference and registration information can be found here.

4 Ways to Improve Your Writing: @ava_jae
How to handle personal attacks on social media: @ellynangelotti

Self-editing help: passive voice: @BridgetMcKenna
5 Lit-Based Podcasts: @chris_shultz81
Action and Reaction: The Building Blocks of Story Structure: @jodyhedlund
4 Steps To Slashing that Manuscript in Revision: @PatrickRWrites
All about reading royalty statements: @JoSVolpe
How to Increase Your Views on YouTube: @Inu3219
Drink Caffeine Now (Or The Writer Gets It): @chandlerwrites
"Storytelling Without Dialogue" :
Mystery with a spiritual edge: @stevemccutchan

Goodreads' new policy aims to reduce author bullying. Reader reaction is swift.: @Goodreads @Porter_Anderson

Self-publishing’s impact on the industry: @jpfine @peterarmstrong @mmatting @Porter_Anderson

Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators: @inkyelbows

3 contrarian views on industry changes: @RachelleGardner @philipdsjones @austinkleon @Porter_Anderson

5 Steps to Blogging Mastery for Fiction Writers: @writerplatform @storyrally

Don't Forget Grammar in Your Social Media Posts: @freelancewj
Bad contracts: @mandyevebarnett
12 Most Frequently Asked Social Media Questions Answered: @12most @RebekahRadice
Fragile characters with hidden strengths in crime fiction: @mkinberg
Is Your Old Blog Post an Antique or New Content? @jim_devitt
Common manuscript issues requiring editing: @jmeyersbooks
No One Cares About Your Life Story: 9 Tips for a Better Author Bio: @CameronPierce
The First-Person Novel, Part I: Avoiding Narcissism in the Protagonist: @ninaamir
There is no perfect publisher: @literaticat
How Online Reviews Can Increase Book Sales:
10 Questions to Ask an Agent: @LindaEpstein
Writing A Novel: How Story Structure Creates Foreshadowing: @KMWeiland
10 Daily Rituals Of Brilliant and Successful Creators:
10 tips for writing a book: @woodwardkaren
5 Rules For Making A Successful Young Adult Adaptation: @ThePlaylist
5 Great Monologues in Literature: @LitStack
Steampunk: Slowly Running Out of Steam?
Top Ten Heroes Turned Villains: @nerdist
9 Common Film Errors: @use_theforce_em
How a Fables Cover Gets Made: @tordotcom
How to read/edit editorial notes: @listentomuses
Why we care about pre-orders, release dates, etc.: @magicalwords
The Business of Screenwriting: Movie stars: @gointothestory
Creative Writing Lessons from a Reporter: @DIYMFA
5 Ways To Alienate Clients as a Freelancer:
5 Focal Points for Writers Reading Books: @MaloneEditorial
Taking the leap into self-publishing: @susankayequinn
8 Things Star Wars Can Teach Us About Writing:
10 Rules for Writing New Adult Fiction: @cathinnorway
Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty about Taking a Nap Every Day: @rfwilliford
Writing Your Way Through Depression: @cateartios
5 Things To Know About Introverts: @Higher_Boy
9 Things Writers Don't Talk About: @losapala
Are Novelists Too Wary of Criticizing Other Novelists? @nytimes
How to Write a Captivating Blog Title: @MarcyKennedy
Finish your book before querying it: @behlerpublish
Writer's Voice: What it is and how to develop yours: @LeahMcClellan
Fantasy Writer's Resources: @fantasyfaction
Thoughts on firing an agent: @MacGregorLit
Why All Writers Should Care About NaNoWriMo:
Fear of the Blank Page: @aimanazlan90
Writing and Loneliness: @RyanLSchneider
Eccentric Habits Of 13 Classic Writers: @ThoughtCatalog
Thinking or doing--what's more important for creatives? @tannerc
Voice and why it's important for writers: @KristenLambTX
What Makes Writers Interesting? @sullydish
The 20 Smartest Things Jeff Bezos Has Ever Said: @passivevoiceblg
Why Indie Authors Need to Understand the Subculture of Amazon Reviewers: @indieauthoralli
Why Your Blog's About Page Is Completely Wrong: @JFBookman
What can we copyright? @susanspann
Three reasons to slow down: @jeffgoins
6 self-editing tips: @KristenLambTX
How to Write a Realistic, Happy-Ever-After Ending: @StephBethNickel
Physical Attributes Thesaurus Entry: Slender Build: @beccapuglisi
Best Android Apps for Writers: @ebooknewser
Women Vs Thrillers: @womenwriters @sjiholliday
The creative process: @authorterryo
The Alphabet in Crime Fiction: Yellowjackets, Wasps and Other Stingers: @mkinberg
Jeff Bezos explains why Amazon doesn't really care about its competitors: @passivevoiceblg
What Fiction Authors Really Need to Know About Their Platform: @joebunting
5 common grammar blunders:
Free Transcription Tools for Writers: @ebooknewser
Children's space stories are ready to take off again: @guardianbooks
Story tropes--should we avoid them? @jamigold
Where have all the brave girls gone? @guardianbooks
Whatever Happened to Book Editors? @PublishersWkly
Four Pillars of Strong Characters: @writingeekery
Simple Solutions to Ten Common Writing Roadblocks: @LeslieLSanders
Descriptive Writing: 4 Ways to Give Readers a "Clue": @JGMcNease
Words of Advice from Famous Authors That Are Just Wrong: @livewritethrive
6 Telltale Signs You Were Born to Be a Writer: @ProfessaCharles @policymic
7 writing tips from Stephen King: @PolicyMic
Maximizing Your Writing Time: @MissDahlELama
Two Mistakes Made in Recent Book Proposals: @stevelaubeagent
Flannery O'Connor "was real" about being paid while working with agent and publishers: @thebillfold
Examples of successful author's voice in crime fiction: @mkinberg
The confounding problems of fan fiction: @passivevoiceblg
A songwriter with ideas for improving a Katy Perry song: @johnaugust
The 7 Most Common Misconceptions About Science Fiction Publishing: @passivevoiceblg
Writing a Nonfiction Picture Book That Will Sell:
To be a great writer, get a great critic: @TelegraphBooks
What makes for a good ending? @rxena77
Get the Most From Your Writing Group: @KristenePerron
Recipes and Copyright: How to Stay Out of Trouble: @byondpapr
Why writers should blog: @bwilliamsbooks
Tips for authors for getting the most out of YouTube: @tonyriches
What NOT to Post When Marketing Your Book – 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid: @trainingauthors
How Wattpad Gained a Self-Published Novel 500,000 Reads: @DianneGreenlay
How do writers find reviewers? @MSaintGermain
Why you should run a Goodreads contest: @zackheim
9  No-Cost Ways To Help Boost Book Sales:
Book Cover Design: Judging a Book by Its Cover:
The E-book Sky is Falling… Right? @acwainwright
Promote Your Writing: Events, Readings, and Fringe Festivals:
Amazon vs. Smashwords: @SheerHubris
5 steps to holding a Facebook launch party: @DeborahJay2
Cover Design: The seduction of type effects: @davidbergsland
How to Avoid Writer's Block: @elephantjournal
Why 1 writer chose self-publishing: @daniel_baylis
Can You Fit 900 Words On Your Back Cover?
Hugh Howey on his self-pub success story: @indieauthoralli
Getting Some Perspective on Bad (and Good) Reviews:
Self-pub writers need to 'can the spam': @pattyjansen
4 Things to Understand Before You Self-Publish Your Book: @ninaamir
Why 1 writer is staying with Blogger instead of switching to WordPress: @artsylliu
Cooking up Chemistry between Characters: @osapala
5 tips for writing historical fiction: @scottishbktrust
What It Takes to Be a Great Writer: @rfwilliford
5 Reasons to Love Novellas: @KristinaLudwig1
How to Identify & Reduce Comment Spam on Your Author Website/Blog: @wherewriterswin
5 Tips for Creating an Urban Fantasy World: @cairnswrites
Publishing dyslexic writers: @hellototko
21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors: @thoughtcatalog
What To Do Once You've "Finished" Your Novel: @RoganBarbara
Give Yourself 5 Stars? Online, It Might Cost You: @nytimes @DavidStreitfeld
5 Ways To Survive Rejection: @daisymartey
Don't blame Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter for the fact that technology changes behavior: @MikeShatzkin
Plot Dot Test: @Natalie_Lakosil
4 Steps To Successful Revisions:
10 commonly misused words: @hellogiggles
Why authors need to join the PR circus: @guardianbooks
3 lessons for great storytelling: @DrNickMorgan @Forbes