Sunday, November 24, 2013


By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
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Friend and fellow mystery writer Margot Kinberg has compiled 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. :) 

I'm also included in a newly-launched resource for self-publishing authors:
Wordpreneur Peeps: 107 Successful Indie Publishers. Eldon Sarte from the Wordpreneur blog has collected advice from 107 self-published authors and compiled them in this attractively-priced  November release (currently at $.99).  His blog is also a helpful resource for independent authors.

Have a great week!

7 Tips to Help you Write More: @RinelleGrey

3 Steps to Get Past Creative Speed Bumps: @emilywenstrom
4 Ways For Authors To Reach The Right Audience For Their Book: @ebooksandkids
Crime fiction--finding ties between seemingly unrelated cases: @mkinberg
Marketing Your Independently-Published Novel: @juliemusil
Self-Publishing and Pricing: Rewarding Loyal Readers vs. Luring New Ones: @CamilleLaGuire
Challenging Assumptions: Pricing Frontlist Like Backlist and Backlist Like Frontlist:
The Tension Between Startups and Trad. Publishers: @Porter_Anderson @arthurattwell @MikeShatzkin
Examining PI/Police relations in crime fiction: @mkinberg
Keeping a Cozy Series Moving: @ElaineOrr55 @authorterryo
Characterization 101: Anti-Heroes: @DefyingBlog @JulieMusil
“The Trap (for Many) of Self-Publishing”: @DonMaass @Porter_Anderson
Handling Continuity Markers Across Chapter Transitions: @JulietteWade
How to Use Mind Mapping in Writing Memoir: @Sherrey_Meyer
How to Create a Promotion Plan That Helps Your Book Succeed: @ninaamir
Writing and the Balancing Act:
Freelancers--writing for free in a strategic way:
Writing A Scene That Works: @woodwardkaren
Becoming a Freelance Editor: Corrections and Egos: @indie_jane
Creating a Protagonist Readers Will Love: @kristenlambtx
5 Reasons Authors Need to Use Social Media for Book Marketing: @janvbear
Timeline: A Brief History of Publishing: @galleycat
The New, Old Way to Tell Stories: With Input From the Audience: @lovelifelitgod @TheAtlantic
How To Write A Murder Mystery: @susanspann @woodwardkaren
Write your character's passion: @lindasclare
Planning a book--Scene-Level Planning: @stdennard
How to Be Creative: It's All in the Process (video): @99u @pbs
The 10 most dramatic deaths in fiction: @TelegraphBooks
The figure of the chaotic champion--order and chaos: @fantasy_faction
Horror in literature needn't be about monsters: @louise_wise
Why You Should Think Differently When Formatting Your Next Ebook: @thewritelife
10 Tips for Writing Good Prose: @Writers_Write
When is it Good to Self Publish? @JordynRedwood
Screenwriting Advice, in Six Seconds or Less:
To "Self"-Publish, You Need a Team: @Bob_Mayer
Neil Gaiman: "I don't think there is such a thing as a bad book for children @lucycoats
Screenwriters: Why Having Multiple Projects Is Killing You and Your Career: @indiewire
15 Tips From The Writers Of "Adventure Time": @andnowtothemoon @BuzzFeedGeeky
Question it All: Things to Ask in Any Scene: @janice_hardy
A common mistake for writers when trying to focus on a task: @lifehackorg
Why Listening Must Come Before Writing: @KeithFerrin @jeffgoins
Mixing Real People And Imaginary Characters In Historical Novels: @mwhiteauthor
Finding your writer's voice: @Shirl_Corder
Remember You're Writing A Selling Script: @raindance
What does branding mean to an author? @ventgalleries @
How Much Can Indie Authors Realistically Make? @BadRedheadMedia
How to Pre-Plot a Series: @plotwhisperer
How To Make Your Own Free Book Cover In MS Word: @thecreativepenn
How To Fix A Plot That Feels Lightweight Or Predictable: @raindance
Emotional Elements of Plot: @scriptmag
How To Write A Murder Mystery: @woodwardkaren
Why writers should use Google +...and how to use it effectively: @annerallen @seowebdesignric
Interviewing Characters to Get to Know Them:
Using Online Writing Workshops to Skyrocket Your Creativity: @livewritethrive @LesAnglesey
Crossing the (Invisible) Line Between Poetry and Prose Poetry:
Freelancers: Why Your Query Letter Gets No Response: The Painful Truth: @ticewrites
Why agents say no to your project: @JanetKGrant
How to Write a Good Book in 30 Days: @ninaamir
5 Ways to Make Your Novel Inescapable: @victoriamixon
4 Key Book Publishing Paths: @janefriedman
Answers to writers' questions on Point of View: @janice_hardy
An agent on re-querying after rejection: @Janet_Reid
Writing is Design: Eliminate 'That' Fat From Your Writing:
What Charlotte Brontë Taught 1 Writer: @BenisonAnne
7 Reasons You Should Write A Sports Movie: @Bang2write
Dear Young Writer: @susankayequinn
Business of Screenwriting: I Don't Believe in Fate: @scriptmag
4 Questions to Ask About Your Cozy Mystery Character's Job: @ChrystleFiedler
10 tips for better headlines:
Helpful books on revising: @Fictiffous
When to kill a character: @lindasclare
Creating Perfect Solitude for Creative Focus: @99u
Saying goodbye to promo postcards: @nicolamorgan
Reality doesn't have to make sense, but fiction needs to: @janelebak
An essential question to keep asking your character: @LaurelGarver
Dos and Don'ts For Selling Your Book Online: @ZiggyKinsella
Not Ready for Publication? Not Even Ready for Editing: @Porter_Anderson @tanyaegangibson
8 Habits of Highly Successful YA Authors: @theatlantic @nolanfeeney
7 Ways to Prevent Your Blog from Failing: @ninaamir
Claiming Your Book to Your Author Central Page:
Avoiding the "Saggy Middle":
Dos and Don'ts For Selling Your Book Online: @ZiggyKinsella
To "Self"-Publish, You Need a Team: @Bob_Mayer
When is it Good to Self Publish? @JordynRedwood
3 Steps to Get Past Creative Speed Bumps: @emilywenstrom
The query letter: Your manuscript's most important page: @darlawrites
Novel Middles: From Sag to Super: @lindasclare
Academic writing--scholarship in the fantastic: @amazingstories0
5 Ways To Share Your Book Research With Your Readers: @thecreativepenn
5 tips for better fiction: @lindasclare
The Ultimate Story Checklist: Iron Man: @cockeyedcaravan
Tips for writing locked-room mysteries: @MarkCN
Why Your Book Pitch Matters (Even If You're Self-Published): @JFBookman
Top 10 writing fallacies: @States50
Use Camera Angles to Supercharge Your Novel: @livewritethrive
5 Ways To Share Your Book Research With Your Readers: @thecreativepenn
Passive vs Active Heroes: @AlexBledsoe
The Ultimate Guide to Evil Cats in SF/F: @io9 @Krellitlikeitis
Ray Bradbury's unknown universe of realist fiction: @guardianbooks
Thoughts on beginning a novel: @sharonksouza
The Writing Life: Re-entry and Changing Gears: @DeborahJRoss
Top Five Highs and Lows of Publishing: @mpax1
Preparing for a Productive Writing Day:
Developing characters organically: @BrianYansky
How To Summon Creative Presence: @OrnaRoss
2 Steps to Connecting with your Characters: @AnthonyEhlers