Saturday, July 24, 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.

I’m running Twitterific a day early this week because I’ll have a guest post on Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room tomorrow. :)

The basic short pitch format:

The Process of Working with an Editor:

Some Writing Wisdom:

How To Give Your Blog Visitors More:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: His and Hers No-Fuss Summer Pies @kristadavis

24 Surefire Ways to Get Your Mojo Working:

In Praise of Reading Slush:

The 5 Most Annoying Questions Freelance Writers Get Asked:

Setting as a part of world building:

What to Do If Your Blog Is Dropped from Google Search:

Everything I Need to Know About Writing I Learned From My Six Year Old:

How to think more creatively and come up with better ideas:

On revise and resubmit requests:

Middle East Graphic Novelists Push Boundaries, Challenge Taboos, and Pay a Price:

Robot is the new vampire:

The 5 stages of querying--denial:

Tips for getting headshots taken:

Uncovering Some Crime Fiction Truths: @mkinberg

How to take control of your Facebook and Twitter followers: @bubblecow

WriteOnCon - Free, Online, Lots of Industry Names:

Building a writer portfolio:

Are your characters in a rut? Try throwing an "opposite day" for them:

Novel approach: reading courses as an alternative to prison (Guardian):

Top 10 Worst Self-Publishing Mistakes—Explained!

Tips on promoting your book on Facebook with a fan page:

Time flies...or a series:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Cleo Coyle's Copycat Frapp and Latte Cup Giveaway! @kristadavis

Getting the most out of your time and money at a writing conference:

The imposing "write tight" rule:

On writing fantasy: a timeless style:

Seven Writing Sins: Greed: @catwoods

The Anatomy of a SHORT Synopsis – Pt 1: @chrstinef

20 Strategies to Defeat the Urge to Do Useless Tasks (and maybe fit more writing in):

The Writer’s Obsession: @RebHargreaves

Who deserves the titles of author and writer?

yWriter outlining software (video):

Not everyone breaks into publishing the traditional way. ElizabethSCraig's publication journey:

How to be the Life of the Social Media Party:

Carpal tunnel and writers:

10 Kindle Cases You Can Build For Free:

A simple tip to help you build your online community: @AlexisGrant

The top 10 memento mori (Guardian):

Writing about coincidences:

4 Great Reasons Why You Need an Editor:

Should unpublished writers blog?

How To: Write To Be Read:

The Foolproof Cure for Weak Content: 4 Ways to Get Some Perspective:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Potato Salad @kristadavis

8 Essential Ways to Spread Word-of-Mouth through Social Media:

Self-Publishing, Self-Promotion, and the Dunning-Kruger Effect:

A Geek’s Guide to Design-Oriented Writing: @stevenkgriffin

The Care and Feeding of Metaphors:

Do you know the real reason not to use passive voice? @p2p_editor

Freelancers--tips for writing quickly under deadline:

New Tools: Read Twitter Like a Newspaper (Writer's Digest):

Pitching: What they want to hear:

How to Back Up Your Blog and Save Content:

73 Ways To Become A Better Writer (Huff Post): @HuffingtonPost

Tips on infodumps:

How to get the most out of the SiWC conference:

5 Things No One Tells You about the Writing Life:

Interlocking dialogue:

7 Tips for Writing Interesting Newspaper Articles:

Five Essential Books for The Critic (Paris Review Daily):

Can we be just as passionate and write for the market? @alanorloff

An Agent Answers the Tough Questions about Agents and Authors:

15 tips for book cover design:

Breaking into print--yes, Virginia, there is a magic bullet:

8 New URL Shorteners for Quickly Sharing Links:

What an outline really is:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Pasta salad @kristadavis

How to Boost your Income and Popularity by Giving Stuff Away:

No sex, please, we're mystery writers:

Don't Marry Your Writing:

Sex in a Series:

How do I check out electronic books from the library?

Secret Emotional Triggers for Your Writing (Capitol City Writers Recap--Writer's Digest):

When you're paying too much attention to the *craft* part of writing:

"Ten Things I Don’t Want to Read About" :

Olympic Blogging: Running your race:

How to intertwine a plot and a character arc: @p2p_editor

Reversing the effects of Adventureland syndrome:

Time Mag's list of the 100 best novels--and their 1-star reviews on Amazon:

Why your character's motive matters: @KMWeiland

Has Your Writing Routine Become A Writing Rut?

Misplaced modifiers:

What to do when our writing routine gets disrupted: @JodyHedlund

Looking for ways to fit your writing into your day and family life? Some ideas:

If You Love Scrivener So Much, Why Don't You Marry It? @lizczukas

5 things your hero/heroine need to capture a reader’s emotions:

8 Things no one told me about being a writer:

Word of Mouth Beginnings: Your Proposal and Your Agent:

Marketing Your Book is In Your Hands –

Career Killers: Playing Around the Edges:

A Filter for Your Writing Well:

Top 10 Secrets of a Super Blogger:

Don't Write a Novel, Write a Story:

Resources for writers:

Query Problems: The letter itself:

7 deadly writing sins--pride:

World-Building From The Inside Out:

Twitter Does Not Sell Books. This 5-Point Plan Does (Huff Post):

Are you sure you want to reject that interview opportunity?

Elevate awareness to elevate descriptive skills: @ClarissaDraper

E-readers are on the rise thanks to older readers:

7 Social Marketing Strategy Mistakes That Cripple Your Reputation:

6 tips for writing dialogue: @elspethwrites

7 deadly writing sins--envy:

On pitching:

How to Get Things Done When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Sneak Peek at Some Hummus @kristadavis

Four Ways E-Books Will Change Your World: (Writer's Digest)

Strengthening Your Character Arc: @HeatherMcCorkle

7 deadly writing sins--gluttony:

Beach Towels and Manuscript Revision:

On-again, off-again relationships in crime fiction: @mkinberg

Homework time--research the unfamiliar: @authorterryo

Drive a stake through your character's heart--but in a good way! @p2p_editor

How To Deal With Quirky Writing Rituals:

When Writing a Novel, Details Do It.: @CPatrickSchulze

Twitter's #dearpublisher hashtag takes off (Guardian):

The 8 Elements of a Nonfiction Book Proposal:

The elements of life changes:

When You're Not So Prepared for a Portable Office:

Writer Jealousy:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Cheese to Die For @kristadavis

How to Use Scene Breaks to Cut the Fat (video):

A roundup of tips for self-editing:

How can a busy mom make time for writing? @jodyhedlund

Maximizing a Writers’ Conference Part I. Writing Craft Workshop or Agent Panel? Which should I go to?

Why women find vampires hot: (CNN):

Blogging Part III: A 5-step guide to getting started: @alexisgrant

What's Involved in Pacing?

How do agents and publishers make decisions?

A comic countdown to the SCBWI Conference: @inkyelbows

Treading The Commercial Tightrope – The Writer’s Problem: @BubbleCow

Sometimes It's Okay To Judge A Book by Its Cover (Huff Post):

With Change Comes... Anger?

The Creativity Crisis (Newsweek):

How to Make Replying to Comments Easier & More Enjoyable:

Series separation anxiety:

6 Personality Types Who Will Succeed as Writers: @VictoriaMixon

The Trouble with Dialogue – Part 2: @wawriters

Why you should steal your character's shoes: @p2p_editor

Sometimes it's not about your book:

Get Over Yourself:

Growing up to be a short story writer:

Writing Nowadays–Edit Smackdown:

Minimize Time Maximize Online Presence:

9 Expert Tips For Better Writing: