Sunday, November 17, 2013


By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

Twitterific links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 23,000 free articles on writing related topics. It's the search engine for writers.

Check out the new resource for writers.  It’s Alex J. Cavanaugh’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group website.  There you’ll find pages of links to resources—writing tips, publishers, agents, queries, self-publishing, marketing, contests, and publications for writers.

Friend and fellow mystery writer Margot Kinberg has put together a crime fiction anthology: In a Word--Murder.  The ebook retails for $2.99 and proceeds from its sales benefit Princess Alice Hospice, in memory of Maxine Clarke, a supporter of and good friend to the crime writing community.  One of my stories is in the collection, first attempt at short fiction. :) 

Have a great week!

6 Tools That Stop Computer Distractions and Help You Stay on Task: @Trekity
How we present ourselves plays into our brand: @fictorians

Why Getting Some Negative Reviews Can Be Positive: @jodyhedlund
Romantic, Thinker, Skeptic: Using Personality Types to Flesh out Your Character:
Power Up Your Prose With Poetic Devices: @martinaaboone
It's better not to imagine ourselves as successful: @sharww
How Not to Fire an Agent: @byDougRich @scriptmag
3 tricks to sharpen your proofreading eye: @LaurelGarver
NaNoWriMo Dialogues: "I Think I Suck And I'm Not A Real Writer" {lang}: @chuckwendig
Becoming prolific: @onewildword
Rejections have nothing to do with your merits as a novelist: @Lisa_Alber @DebutanteBall
5 Reasons A Good Writing Group Can Save You: @79SemiFinalist
7 Practices of the Prolific and Prosperous Writer: @Wordstrumpet
Reality check for new writers: @kristinerusch
At some point you've got to be a writer: @KenLevine
Small Press, Traditional, and Self-Publishing: Let's Stop Judging: @KateBrauning
On Letter Writing as Genre: @publisherswkly
10 tips for screenwriters: @AdelScreenWri
5 things 1 debut writer has learned about the business: @msheatherwebb @DebutanteBall
7 Years of NaNoWriMo...7 Lessons: @herebemagic
If You Wrote Well Once You Will Write Well Again: @WriterlyTweets @JenniferLesher
How to be a writer--exercises in misery: @matthaig1
8 writers should ask themselves: @rgay @awpwriter
Is Privacy for Writers a Thing of the Past? @rachellegardner
Teachers on stretching gifted student writers: @tara_smith5
PD James' top 10 tips for writing a novel:
Think You Know Social Media for Writers? Here's What You're Missing: @losapala
How-to for Submitting your Book to NOOK Press: @bibliocrunch
How To Use Your Day Job To Get Freelance Writing Gigs: @LFormichelli
Ranking Books by Their Total Number of Amazon Stars: @johannthors
Resources for Mystery/Suspense Writers: @EditorJamieC @RamonaRichards
Creating Your Story Bible–Getting Your Characters into S.H.A.P.E: @kayedacus
Brainstorming your story--what to plan out in advance: @JamiGold
Let the Characters Tell the Story: @JodieRennerEd
7 Ways to Finish Difficult Writing Projects: @workawesome
Crafting Lively and Believable Dialogue: @writeabook
How Not to Be a Writer: 15 Signs You're Doing It Wrong: @KMWeiland
How To Brainstorm New Writing Ideas:
6 reasons a workshop jolts your writing: @thewritermag
Setting the Scene in Your Story Bible: @kayedacus
Pacing Tip: Contrast in Plot: @ava_jae
Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: Selling to a Big Publisher Insures Quality: @deanwesleysmith
Overwhelmed by Advice? @LynnHobbsAuthor @SouthrnWritrMag
5 Dead Giveaways that your Cover is an Amateur Job: @patinagle
Screenwriting Advice, in Six Seconds or Less: @rachsyme @NewYorker
Publishing's Leap of Faith: @pubperspectives
How Book Covers Have to Evolve in the Digital Age: @Goodereader
The Hierarchy of Needs: @SPressfield
How to Find Clarity & Confidence as a Writer: @jeffgoins
Willpower--5 ways to overcome decision fatigue: @james_clear
Indie books--100% DIY? @amazingstories0
Watch out for predatory publishers: @AwfullyBigBlog
Should you quit your job to write full time? @writersdigest
The Decline and Fall of the Book Cover: @newyorker
Advice and best practices for writers gleaned from a Writer's Digest con: @Wiseink
Are You Writing in the POV You Think You're Writing In? @MarcyKennedy
The Index Card Method and Story Structure Grid: @AlexSokoloff
Why You Should Use Symbolism In Your Writing: @write_practice
How to use Pinterest to Promote Your Book: @JFBookman
10 Exceptionally Well-Written Horror Films: @chris_shultz81
Dark days: The fascinating history of the dystopian novel: @InkTanked
Own Your Business As You Own Your Book: @susanspann
Writing Guidelines? Pick Your Own! @volewriter @womenwriters
When Funny Just Won't Come: @wordsxo @writerunboxed
An agent advises that author sites should be active and posts or updates shouldn't be sloppy: @Janet_Reid
Designing Your Own Book Cover from Scratch: @wiseink
What new technology means for storytelling: @nytimesbooks
How To Create A Story With An Interesting Hero & A Satisfying Ending:  @woodwardkaren
2 Quick Character Tips to Improve Your Writing: @jeanoram
How Not to Spam: @annerallen
3 Query Don'ts: @jemifraser
The Good And Bad In Chaotic eBook Pricing: @techdirt
How to Avoid the Self-Published Look: @PaulaatAME
Looking for a place to send your 1st attempt at a screenplay? Perfect your craft first: @Bambookiller
The Self-publishing Conversation is Changing: @thefuturebook @agnieszkasshoes
What Font Should You Use In Your Self-Published Book?
Does self-publishing need awards, gatekeepers, and vetting?   @IndieAuthorALLI @agnieszkasshoes @Porter_Anderson
For plot inspiration--a story game for crime fiction writers: @camillelaguire
A conference to help business-savvy authors & small pubs connect and network: @PubSmartCon @katmeis @Porter_Anderson
The theme of loyalty in crime fiction: @mkinberg
9 Ways To Write Great Characters: @Bang2write
Story Checklist: @shalvatzis
Writing an inside-out novel: @kathytemean
Why email newsletters still work — and how you can make yours better: @sheinbaum
The query letter: Your manuscript's most important page: @darlawrites
Urban Fantasy versus Paranormal Romance: @MarshaAMoore
Freelance writers: Why you May Not Want to be FaceBook Friends With Clients: @Jenpens2
5 Nobel Prize Acceptance Speeches From Some Literary Giants: @CassandraNeace
Books Don't Want to Be Free How publishing escaped the cruel fate of other culture industries: @tnr
Handling the To-Do List: Daily Organization:
In Defense of the Amateur Review: @heidenkind
Doublet and Triplet Adjectives:
Creating 'sliding doors' for our characters: @pshares
Choosing a title for a nonfiction book: @ogiogas
Tips for effective cover copy: and different cover copy styles: @sarahannjuckes
Why does creativity seem to come and go? @tannerc
4 steps for writing emotion effectively: @ava_jae
99 Ways to Market Your Art: @LeRegalla
5 Quick and Easy Ways to Generate Nonfiction eBook Ideas: @ninaamir
A Short Story from the Slush to the Cover: @diymfa
How to Enjoy Marketing Your Fiction (Even If You Hate Selling): @storyrally
2 Quick Character Tips to Improve Your Writing: @jeanoram
Is comfort inherently problematic for fiction? @jdiddyesquire
Dealing with our critical inner voice: @DouglasEby
Can Fonts Make or Break Your Author Branding? @JFBookman
Free Promotional Tools For Authors: @loriculwell
Pros and cons of outlining: @randysusanmeyer
How Novelists Can Create Image Systems for their Story: @livewritethrive