Sunday, October 3, 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.

How to Raise Boys Who Read (Wall St. Journal):

Berlin’s International Literary Fest Provides a Showcase for World Lit, Politics of Publishing:

The #1Thing You Must do Before You Write a Book:

Don't make the mistake of treating writing like a hobby if you're trying to get published:

The Business of Writing – Series Outline:

The Importance of Breaking Goals into Manageable Steps:

Revision Alchemy: Part 3:

Ruthless revision:

Tips for writing chapter books for young readers:

10 tip-filled articles for authors writing nonfiction books:

Reinvigorating Your Writing Routine:

Developing the Craft & Art of Writing - a guest blog:

10 Ways to Find the Agent You Need:

How Cookbook Authors Can Do a Great Cooking Segment on TV:

Online Safety and Presence for Writers:

Tips for author bios, headshots, and About Me pages:

Oh Writers They Do Get Weary:

3 Ways Twitter Analysis Can Enhance Your Marketing:

How to Keep Track of Book Series:

Unhappy Client Suing B.K. Nelson Inc. Literary Agency (Writer Beware):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Rainy Day Split Pea Soup @CleoCoyle

Knowing When to Ask for Help:

The benefit of putting your manuscript in a drawer for a while:

Organizing your Queries and Submissions:

Don't be afraid of bad first drafts:

Con your way out of Negative Thinking with a Pros & Cons List:

Feng Shui for Writers--Creating a Writing Space You'll Love:

Why you’re a real writer (even if you don’t think so):

10 commandments for book launch day:

The Subjectivity of Readers ... or ... Talk Me Down Off the Ledge:

Are Bloggers the New Gatekeepers in Publishing?

Emma Thompson's attack on slang: the pedants' battle may be lost (Telegraph):

Writing Books: Scene by Scene, Chapter by Chapter, Book by Book:

Talking to Agents and Editors at Conferences:

9 Must-Follow Manuscript Rules (Writer's Digest):

Self-Editing Revisited:

Where did the decadent novel go? (Guardian):

The problem with sharing our work:

With working link: directory of book industry tweeps:

7 Things That Blogging Does:

E-Book Promo Ideas:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole from Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle

Mystery writer's guide to forensics--rigor mortis:

Should a writer submit illustrations with their book query?

5 Ways to Stay Safe on Social Media:

The 9 Worst Ways to Use Twitter for Promo:

The essence of plotting:

Write what excites you:

Character arcs - how characters change:

8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity And Stifle Your Success:

Writing Lessons – Practical Tips for Improving Writing Skills:

The Making of a Novel: Chapter Endings (Huff Post):

Should you write a real or a fictional setting? Some thoughts:

Blogging with Windows Live Writer:

How Do Authors Make Money?—Thinking Beyond the Book:

What mystery has taught one mystery editor:

Mystery Writer's Guide to Reading People--the Body Language and Behavior of Liars: @mkinberg @clarissadraper

“Despite” or “In Spite of”?

How to Read and Why:

Tips for guest blogging:

Authors Feel Pinch in Age of E-Books (Wall St. Journal):

Blog tours--why you should have one and tips and resources for setting one up:

11 tips for blogging well:

How To Be Creative: Incubating Inspiration:

Writing Nowadays–Why the Pen Name?

What Are They Saying About You Online?

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Sweet Potato Casserole—Side Dish—or Dessert? @CleoCoyle

Personal Branding Basics for 2011:

How to Find Time to Write Your Book:

Not Even Mein Kampf: Why Hateful Books Should Not Be Banned:

4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing:

How to Plan a Successful Debut Book Party:

3 More Free and Cheap Marketing Ideas for Books and eBooks:

Coordinating a book blog tour: Dotting your Rs and Crossing your… Rs:

Revise in Haste; Repent in Leisure:

What We Talk About When We Talk About Men Not Reading (The New Yorker):

For short story writers--should you submit to online or print journals?

What’s it like at a writer’s colony?

How fiction writers (& other creatives) can develop into badass bloggers:

Agents & Editors are people too… Some you like, some you don’t.

Resubmitting a Query:

The Importance of a Polished Manuscript:

Apps and eBooks: Readers Have Great Expectations, But How Do You Deliver?

6 things you can stick in your ears to improve your writing:

How Tucker Max Got Rejected by Publishing and Still Hit #1 New York Times:

10 phases of rejection:

Role Play to Better Writing:

Sexual Force and Reader Consent in Romance:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Cupcake Swag Winner! @CleoCoyle

An agent explains why he doesn't use form letters:

3 Keys to Handling Criticism:

4 Big Reasons to be Grateful for Independent Editors:

Separating the sin from the sinner in fiction:

Goal, Motivation, Conflict, Tension: @4KidLit

Brainstorming? Or just have 10 minutes to write? Try making lists:

One great thing about going to writer's conferences--people who understand you:

Does your main character have a double life? What characters hide: @dirtywhitecandy

Writing for radio: @nicholebernier

50 Can’t-Fail Techniques for Finding Great Blog Topics:

An agent on the curse of the trade paperback:

Writers: How Do You Cope with Give Up Moments?

Somebody Loves You: What To Do When An Agent Says Yes: @nicholebernier

7 Secrets of Spectacular Bloggers:

Memoir is the new Novel: @nicholebernier

Top 10 Ways to Become a Writer:

Vistual Storytelling, Part 1:

Important qualities for successful series: @mkinberg

Picture Book Queries:

HarperCollins Launches Conservative Imprint Broadside Books:

11 Ways to Convince Readers to Buy Your eBook:

Sapphires and steel: The glittering life of global bestseller Barbara Taylor Bradford (Independent):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: DIRTY BOOKS @CleoCoyle

Writing when you’re uninspired:

Magic Explained. Definitively.

Top 10 reasons one writer "bans" books: @Kerrie_Flanagan

7 Deadly Sins of Prologues–Great Novel Beginnings Part 2: @KristenLambTX

Revisions: What Every Writer Should Know:

Writing an action scene? Think like a director: @ianthealy

An Author's Personal Library Lost And Found (NPR):

Top Tips For Booksellers From Gothenburg Book Fair:

What to do when you freeze up while writing:

Diverting the reader's attention to plant a surprise:

In defense of backstory:

The key element that every good scene needs (or: how to change the game in your novel):

In defense of description:

How small steps can make you a published writer and social media ninja:

An agent on whether it's advisable to write gun use into your YA novel:

5 Things One Writer Learned After Publication:

How Authors And Writers Can Build An Email List For Marketing: @thecreativepenn

Setting Goals to Succeed: Lessons from a Freelance Classical Musician:

Ebook Pricing:

A working life: The romantic novelist (Guardian):

Overly Critical Readers:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: The Cat's Meow @CleoCoyle

Top writing advice from other writers:

Handling Rejection:

10 Excellent Tools for Testing Your Site on Mobile Devices:

The YA Graphic Novel:

Literary agents open the door to self-published writers:

How to read a publishing contract (26):

What’s Coming Next for eBooks?

How to Fix Writer’s Block and Make Your Writing Sparkle:

The #1 Talent You Need to be a Good Writer:

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 9/24/10--Writer's Digest):

To multi-book or not to multi-book:

Twitter for Authors--Twitter Dangers:

Twitterific--the week in tweets:

12 Dos and Don'ts for Introducing your Protagonist:

Don't let rituals kill your creativity:

5 of the meanest book reviews ever (Huff Post--photo essay):

The Making of a Novel: Writing Into a Void vs. Writing Into a Universe (Huff Post):

Freelancers: 4 Ways to Bridge Gaps in Your Writer Resume:

Fun with hyphens:

Tips for Writers from the Movie: “The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio”: