Sunday, July 18, 2010


Terry3 Here are writing links that I’ve posted to Twitter for the past week. If you’re looking for a particular topic, just plug in your keyword into the search box at the top left-hand corner of the blog (on the black header right above my blog name…next to the Blogger symbol…the small search window is next to the magnifying glass) and the roundup with your subject will come up. To narrow your search down on the page, do a CTRL+F, type your subject, and hit enter.

How to Protect Your Intellectual Property Online:

Book Are Not Babies: Should You Post Bad Reviews? @RoniGriffin

Permission Not to Write:

How to read a publishing contract (16):

Which of ElizabethSCraig's tweets have been most retweeted since June 1?

Christian Fantasy: More than Tolkien and Lewis:

Better blog design:

What We Can Learn From Literary One-Hit Wonders:

Before you submit:

In Praise of Harsh Words:

Getting Book Reviews:

Writers on Writing: X#$!%^&!!

When Inspiration Goes Bad:

How do you know when a story is finished?

6 reasons a premise sentence strengthens your story:

To Prologue or Not to Prologue?

Understanding screenwriting:

How to Beat Writer’s Block By A. Blocked Writer:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: It's Hot! Cool Off With A Granita @kristadavis

When Publishers Do Bad Things:

Declutter Your Desktop In 6 Steps:

Silencing Your Inner Editor:

How to shoot yourself in the foot:

Where will bookstores be five years from now?

On the Ancient and Secret Art of Formatting:

Does your manuscript have a problem that you're ignoring?

Getting personal--the basics of essay writing:

More on working with an agent:

Tips For Editing Your Own Novel: @BubbleCow

Cross Training for Writers:

Yet More Ways to Blow a Title:

The author background check: Cautionary notes:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 7/16/10 (nice roundup): @4kidlit

Breaking the Rules: Using Present Tense in Fiction: @Christi_Craig

What teenagers don't want from your books...Writing, Publishing, and the Teenager Pt. 2:

"Why the hell won't they review my book?!!!"

Do you know an inner character arc from an outer one? @p2p_editor

Can male writers create believable female characters?

How to Get an ISBN for Your Ebook:

A Primer in Pitching From Agent Scott Eagan:

An agent explains the stuff you pay for as an author:

How to Massively Improve Reader Participation on Your Blog:

10 Steps To Turning Your Blog Into A Bestseller:

Keys to writing a successful personal growth book:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Cleo Coyle's Cool & Creamy Peppercorn & Pecorino Dressing @kristadavis

Should You Warn Readers When You’re Taking a Vacation from Blogging?

18 things I've learned about book marketing from being in the trenches: @HartJohnson

Track Changes Have I Loved: @lizczukas

Tone-Deaf Writing:

The Lasting Appeal of Urban Fantasy:

25 novels you can read on the beach without embarrassing yourself (Huff Post):

When to use a flashback:

Are you your own dream zapper? @TMFproject

Publicity Tips for Authors: Have an Interesting Back-Story! @GalleyCat

They're just not that into me--the art of rejection:

Bait and switch tactics for writers:

An Agency Intern on Prologue Woes:

Real life vs imaginary characters:

2 Concrete Ways to Keep Your Writing Career Moving Forward (Writer's Digest):

Roll Up for the Writing Roller Coaster!

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Mexican Cornbread Casserole @kristadavis

Career Killers: Sloppiness:

Nine Tips for Helping Your Publicist Do a Great Job:

Guidelines for a Writer’s Critique Group: @SylviaDSmith

Everything I know about writing I learned from watching Zombieland: @WritingAgain

Tapping Your Muse: How to Find Ideas for Writing:

Are you an outliner or a pantster? The case for and against both approaches: @PauloCamposInk

The world's changed, move on: @annerooney

5 Must Have Online Writing Tools for Freelancers:

Using setting and description creatively:

A writer's tool for organizing--One Note:

The Art of Query Wars: @Christina_Lee04

"Delicious and Suspicious" hit #29 on Bookscan's mystery list & 15 on B&N's, making it a nat'l bestseller.Thanks so much to my readers! :)

Are You Using Your Avatar Correctly to Promote Your Business?

What teenagers want from your books:

The birth of a character:

How to Master Setting in Novels:

For writers who have clutter: 7 Ways To Stay Grounded by Staying Organized--

Blog Update & 15 Aspects That Might Need Your Attention:

All or nothing thinking--is it killing your writing goals?

Who are we writing for?

Move Over Gutenberg: Will E-Books Spell the End of Paper And Ink? (Huff Post):

How To Live A Better Story: @simplemom

In The Harry Potter Era, An American Fantasy (Huff Post):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Don't Mess with Texas @kristadavis

What SF/F Stories should become Lego Construction Sets?

Fresh details surface about fourth book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series (Guardian):

You can't kill the undead--why paranormal romance isn't going anywhere:

Rules for writers? How about--whatever works? @AuthorGuy

Twitter For Blackberry Embraces…Facebook?!

Time for SF and Fantasy to split?

What happens after you’ve typed THE END … : @wordrunner

In world-building, the devil's in the details: @WritingAgain

Success: What Price Does Your Character Pay?

Narrative lessons from improv: @hartjohnson

We still need libraries in the digital age (Guardian):

Creative by not cliched: @JodyHedlund

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Bio Page:

Writing from the inside-out: @CassandraFrear

Buying a book is an investment in your writing career (Huff Post):

10 rules for writers (LA Times):

Blogging for Writing Discipline:

The Trouble with Dialogue – Part 1:

"I Write Like" Program Compares Your Writing to Famous Authors: @GalleyCat

Revising Tensely:

What do you do when you feel like your platform has stopped growing?

11 Important Elements in a Novel or Memoir:

5 Mistakes New Freelancers Make – Tips for Successful Writing:

How to be a wacky, eccentric writer:

Want More Blog Readers? Try Expanding Your Internet Universe:

Can You Submit the Same Piece to Different Contests? (Writer's Digest):

In Defense of Informal Language: @litdrift

8 tips for dealing with an AWOL muse: @authorterryo

First draft 15: How to deal...or not:

For Writer Insecurity: Strategies to Help Build Your Self Esteem:

How to submit a revised draft to an agent:

5 Easy but Great Post Ideas You Can Write Today:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Let's all Veg Out Part 2 @kristadavis

Living on a Writer’s Salary – 5 Money Tips for Writers:

Making Your Character Their Own Person: @HeatherMcCorkle

The Top 50 PC Applications for Freelancers:

3 ways relationships can reveal your characters: @p2p_editor

An Agent Answers: Is There Still Room in Urban Fantasy?

Working Class Heroes:

The name game:

Whatever Works:

Romance readers--do you hide what you're reading?

One Space Rule:

Keeping It More Real (in fantasy):

Keeping track of your story's details with style sheets:

Fictional (Fantasy) Cities:

On Writing Fantasy: The Quest for Originality:

Launching your blog? Tips for getting more readers:

Writing an icon:

Beware of blurbs (Salon):

A Writer’s Top Five Tools and Why They Make the List: @WriteChicBlog

Slap dash endings:

Like oil and water--when characters in crime fiction have to deal with people they don't like: @mkinberg

Writing Short:

For the worn out writer: 21 Easy Ways to Boost and Replenish Your Energy:

The Force that Powers Persuasive Blog Content (And 3 Ways to Intensify It):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Caprese on a Stick @kristadavis

The Observer and the Observed: Character Descriptions Revisited:

Twitterific--ElizabethSCraig's tweets from the past week:

3 Ways To Breathe Life Into Your Fiction:

Show, don't tell:

Thinking long term about our writing career:

How to Write When You’re Scared Spitless:

Head hopping:

Balancing "I'm just a hack" with "I am an Artist":

14 Tips For Effective Characterization:

12 Ways to Create a Mailing List that Will Sell Books:

Tips for working on a project with multiple POVs:

"Do I need an agent?" :

Nap Your Novel Into Existence:

Becoming a Lean Mean Sales Machine:

Paris: A Moveable Feast That Haunts (Huff Post) :

Style basics for writers (a checklist for revision):

How to Setup Google Calendar on Your iPhone 4:

Conference etiquette:

Knowing Your Process – The How:

Project! The Art of Voice in Fiction:

RANT on Revenge:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Welcome Guest Blogger - Karen E. Olson @kristadavis

You and Your Publisher: New Best Friends? Not!

3 ways to get unstuck:

Learn to savor the moments in writing: @jimchines

Hope you’ll join me tomorrow when Terry Odell blogs about “Homework Time” for writers.