Sunday, August 15, 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.

Novel Done, Soundbite? Handle? Aargh!!

Lessons from Queryfest:

Top Six Reasons Your Book is Not in the School Library…

Why You Should Understand Your Weaknesses:

The Craft of Writing: Structure, Shape, and Interest:

Mystery writer's guide to forensic science--ballistics: @clarissadraper

Dos and Don'ts of Twitter:

The Dark Side of Writer's Conferences:

Questions to ask yourself before you start a revision:

The Writer’s Forensics Blog--Bang! You’re Dead! Or Not?

Do You Suffer From One of These Writing Maladies?

Bang! Pow! Blog like a Comic Book!

Magazine and Book Publishing Rights:

A few words on genre and literary fiction:

Are You Developing for Android?

Surviving the Draft: Pushing Your Book Over the Finish Line:

5 Ways to Use Book Trailers to Drive Sales:

Tips for writing a query letter:

10 Book Writing Tips From Published Book Authors and Freelancers:

It's The Little Things:

What Makes Writing Art?

Ray Bradbury Rejects eReaders:

Borders Cuts Employees at Corporate Headquarters:

China’s Biggest E-Publisher Launches Bambook E-Reader and E-bookstore:

What Does The Romance Genre Say About the Good Life?

Does Your Novel Suffer From Flat Writing?

5 Reasons Why No One Is Reading Your Email Newsletter:

Tight Writing for Good Tweets:

Conflict--the fuel of your story:

Women in Publishing Twitter Directory @galleycat

Tight Writing for Good Tweets--

Common Excuses For Not Using Social Media:

A little goes a long way--writing laughs in chick lit:

Contemplating new publishing models (interesting look at money in publishing):

How Stieg Larsson Changed One UK Publishing House: @GalleyCat

A post that looks at writers who were jailed: @micheleemrath

Simon & Schuster Publisher Reorganizes:

Supporting other writers--it's not about reciprocity: @authorterryo

Six Myths About Publishing:

10 things not to do if you want to get published:

The Publishing Death Spiral--part one--The Cold Equations:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Too Hot to Bake Oreo Ice Cream Cake @CleoCoyle

"5 Self-Publishing Lessons I Learned From My Toddler" :

A Truly Public Monster or Why Are Zombies Fun to Talk about?

Home is where the writer's heart is: @hownottowrite

In Defense of YA-Reading Adults:

How one writer (who is now an agent) got started as a writer--and his 3 big writing tips:

More Detail, Please:

The emailed book pitch: @bubblecow

5 things I’ve learned about writing — writing is a business:

Trusting Authorial Voices:

Winds of change in publishing:

The 17 Principles of Success (Part 1):

Setting--getting the details right:

What makes a good head shot? @alexisgrant

Facebook 101 for Business: Your Complete Guide:

Pitching beyond plot:

5 BS Indicators for Writers Conferences: @VictoriaMixon

On writer's voice:

The Death of (Another) Format:

Showing love to your fellow writers:

What if you forgot everything you ever wrote?

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: A book cover celebration with cupcakes! @CleoCoyle

How to Be a Super Competent Author:

How Post its can help writers:

8 tips for getting your books into bookstores:

10 Top Novel Writing Mistakes:

Writing tips--writing out loud:

Crime fiction--depicting the murderer's reaction to killing: @mkinberg

9 Productivity Techniques for Freelancers: @sixrevisions

Protagonist IQ--how important is it, and how can we show, not tell it? @MsMystery

Map Your Reading:

5 Mistakes That Weaken Your Writing: @UrbanMuseWriter

Top 10 urban fantasy pet peeves:

How Google Counted The World’s 129 Million Books (Wired):

Tips and checklist for writing a middle grade novel: @4KidLit

9 Ways to Make Your Blog Work Harder for You:

"A few things I learned about life as a poet from watching 'Bright Star'":

Literary Movement Series: The Lost Generation: @micheleemrath

Research or Background: @__Deb

Tips for making your characters stand out from the crowd:

Lessons from SCBWI-LA: How to Sell Your Novel: @4KidLit

Snarketing for marketing? Is being snarky an effective way to draw people to your blog? @WritingAgain

Excellent series on plot and the 36 dramatic situations: @msforster

Copyrights (and wrongs):

Finding time to write:

What Should I Write About? Focusing Your Ideas:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Chef for a Night @CleoCoyle

New Writing Challenges:

How to Cut Your To-Do List in Half:

The Phenomenology of Writing by Hand: : @ichibanbrianne

Editing Your Own Novel: The Importance Of Self Editing:

Thoughts on quiet books--how to keep readers turning the pages when your book is slower-paced: @micheleemrath

How Writing Keeps Us Well:

A filter for your writing well:

"One tiny sign that I'm a writer": @RebHargreaves

The Art of Characterization:

What to ask an agent when you get the call:

Pursuing the Dream When Time is Scarce: @KatieGanshert

Tips for writing conferences:

Why an Online Presence Can Help Every Kind of Writer: @JodyHedlund

The Three-Step Process To Surprising Your Readers:

Orientation for Writers--a Checklist:

The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers (PHOTOS)--Huff Post--

Why do novelists hate being interviewed? (Salon):

The Language of the Senses:

Selling out?

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 8/6/10)--Writer's Digest:

5 Tips for Managing Your Facebook Privacy:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Timothy O'Shea's Goat Cheese Mushrooms @CleoCoyle

Take care of your verbs, and they’ll take care of you:

8 Tips to Expand Your Personal Capacity:

5 steps to dazzling minor characters:

A character chart for your main characters:

10 Tests a Novel Must Pass to Prove It's REALLY Ready for Submission to Publishers: @4KidLit

The Woman Who Paid Actresses to Read Her Book:

Ten of the best motorbikes in literature (Guardian):

Staying Organized: 8 Tips for Daily Sanity:

Terms and Definitions Every Writer Should Know:

Your Taste in Books Does Not Make You Better Than Anyone.

A life without rejection is...dull:

12 dos and don’ts for making the first page of your novel more compelling:

The lying art of historical fiction (Guardian):

How to Start Your Mystery Novel:

What's the difference between querying an agent and querying an editor?

Novel endings (thorough discussion):

5 Ways to Use Your Friends to Better Your Writing:

Building an Audience (and a Case) for Translations:

Three Tests That Can Help Us Handle Difficult Feedback: @JodyHedlund

Setting writing standards for ourselves:

How Social Media Can Help Writers Get Their Mojo Back:

Going With Your Gut to Sell that Book:

Anchors and Hooks: