Sunday, September 19, 2010


Terry3_thumb[1] 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.

What do the most highly paid authors have in common? @ thecreativepenn

How to read a publishing contract (24):

Beating Your Submission Letter Into Shape:

Re-inventing Book Marketing:

Serial Comma Drama: Which Side Are You On?

The positive in a negative review:

10 activities for a writer with a head cold: @elspethwrites

Self-Publishing: The Numbers Game:

Creating Quirky Characters:

5 tips to get big exposure for your book through book touring:

Writing: Find the Time or Don’t:

How to Blog Like Bond. James Bond.

6 Steps One Writer Used for Creating an Anthology:

When Dreams Become Expectations:

I Plot, Therefore I Am...:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: It's Oktoberfest! @CleoCoyle

How to Write a Better Rant:

Simile vs. Metaphor: Smackdown!

How to choose a good writing critique service:

Writers are Voyeurs:

The lack of publishing statistics: @victoriastrauss

Are You Too Confident About Your Writing?

7 Ways to Improve Your Blog's Readability:

Synopsis Tips – Show Don’t Tell:

Your “Success Identity” And How It Keeps You From Writing:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/17: @4kidlit

Fitting the Character to the Story:

Manuscript problems--which to jump on right away:

How to Survive Negative Feedback On Your Story:

Can you describe your character in non-gendered terms?

The Ultimate Blog Checklist:

4 Elements of a Scene:

Looking for an agent? Query-writing links, agent blogs, and agents on Twitter:

A 3-point revision checklist:

What’s your book’s MOJO?

(How) Do Authors Make Money?

An agent says, "Published Authors - Know your contract and stay on top of things...":

You can write? So you can screen-write:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Get two Mystery Recipes from Cleo Coyle's ROAST MORTEM and Comment to Win Her New Book! @CleoCoyle

Freelancers--3 Tips to Make Sure You Get Paid for Your Writing:

Nonfiction Authors: Make Your Content Actionable:

Writing Tips From Famous Authors – How to Become a Writer:

Forget your distress and focus on your writing:

Which social medium is most effective in reaching readers?

Steampunk zombies? Yes, there are more ways to write about zombies than you think: @Kirrmistwelder

Copywriting Jobs - How to Find the Best Jobs for You:

An Agent Answers Questions about Writing Conferences:

Agatha Christie and Nursery Rhymes: @JanetRudolph

To Handle Rejection: Build Your Writer's Muscle:

Sentence spacing for manuscript formats:

Stop Tweaking, Start Writing:

How can you tell how well your book is selling?

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

Distance and Lists in the Editing Process:

Temporarily tweetless--SocialOomph is down for maintenance. Guessing my tweets will show up after their tech difficulties are resolved.

The inciting incident of our novel:

What to put in your media kit: @SpunkOnAStick

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Last Bit of Summer—Tomato Pie @CleoCoyle

If You Give a Writer an Idea:

The accidental creative identity:

Should you use real life in your novels? @dirtywhitecandy

An agent on whether authors should do their own marketing:

For the Introverted Writer--Revenge of the Introvert (Psychology Today):

The ins and outs of editor/agent lunches:

An Agent on Losing Out on a Hot Commodity:

Grammar Police! How to write standard Numbers:

On agent pitching:

Develop Your Character Inside and Outside:

Plot Check Time:

The Agent Hunt: How Long Is Too Long?

Are Writing Routines Important to Success?

Keep an eye on the stupid things:

The Bride’s Guide to Manuscript Monogamy:

Rewriting: Stuck? Make a list:

What is book tour really like?:

The Character and the Reader-- expanding the response:

An agent advises not to expect agents to be more specific on what they want to read:

A Book Deal That Was Too Good To Be True:

How to win fans and influence people:

How To Pick The Correct Genre For Your Book:

4 Easy Tips to Help You to Write Your Book--

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Epic Cupcake War! @CleoCoyle

How To Know the Difference Between Its/It's and Effect/Affect:

When Author Intrusion Rears Its Ugly Head:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: And The Winner Is @CleoCoyle

5 Ways to Blog Like Bruce Lee:

Book marketing tips:

An agent lists openings to avoid:

How Do You Know If an MFA Is Right For You?

Choosing the Right Writing Course: @UrbanMuseWriter

The Latest in Typewriter Repair (New Yorker):

Ipad apps for writers: @inkyelbows

Tweeting for authors--tweeting into the void:

Getting Violently Epic:

Fixing Character Errors:

Dialogue--to tag or not to tag?

For crime writers--why police officers censor themselves on social media sites, even during off-hours: @authorterryo

Getting Published is Not a Crap Shoot: @victoriastrauss

Creating an Authentic Teen Guy's Voice:

Rewriting: Pay Attention To Sequences!

Money matters for authors:

A major flaw in teaching creative writing lies in our terminology:

The Great Facebook Debate: Personal Account or Page?

7 Ways to Stay Focused for Attention-Challenged Writers:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: The Long Quiche Goodbye giveaway winner @CleoCoyle

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: CONSIDER THE MONKFISH @CleoCoyle

In praise of copy editors:

Agent Hunting Tips:

Choosing a Blogging Platform for New Bloggers:

3 Causes of Writer’s Block:

"I mock your To Be Read piles! I snort at your complaints of time! And I think you are missing the point!":

The writer's guide to reading people--your character's home: @clarissadraper

Best tweets for writers, week ending 9-10 (Writer's Digest):

The 10 Core Values Of A Winning Personal Brand:

How editing could have helped Larsson's book and why it will help yours: @clarissadraper

An extroverted writer's way to avoid writing alone:

Dangling plot lines:

Michael Eisner on Media's Future:

New York Times Will End Print Edition (Eventually), Publisher Says (Atlantic):

How to Score a Traditional Deal After Self-Publishing:

Seven Keys to Writing Good Dialogue:

7 Reasons You Need A Facebook Fan Page:

When It Looks Like We’re Headed for a Crash:

Tips to Survive The Writer’s Road:

Stretch Your Body To Revive Your Writer Mind:

How To Sell A Book? Good, Old Word Of Mouth (NPR):

Talking to Agents at Conferences:

The Pros and Cons of Self Publishing Your Book:

What writers can learn from reading the headlines:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Ice Cream's a Breeze @CleoCoyle

The Promise of Fall: How to Achieve a Balanced Writing Life:

5 Things Magicians Can Teach You About Blogging:

6 Tips for Writing an Epistolary Novel:

Finding the Funny in Your Writing:

How to Get Feedback on Your Manuscript:

Superheroes are misunderstood (Guardian):

Scheduling busy work:

How Linguistics Can Help You Part 3: Syntax:

The trouble with Google Books:

How to Write a Travel Memoir:

Learning About Characters with Clifford The Big Red Dog:

Using Multiple Twitter Accounts:

Personality traits for characters:

Writing vs Marketing: 5 Tips for Scheduling Your Freelance Time:

Love and character:

10 Small Changes (To Your Life) Which Make a Big Difference:

How to read a publishing contract (23):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Welcome Hannah Reed, author of the new Queen Bee Mysteries! @CleoCoyle

I'm a storyteller, not a writer:

10 second writing tip:

Ritualize Your Writing: A Shortcut Into Creative Productivity:

Choosing A Point Of View:

What better way to judge your fellow commuter than by the book in his hand? (Boston Globe):