Sunday, October 10, 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.

In Praise of Unlikable Characters:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 10/8/2010:

Self-publishing--baby steps:

Dialogue tags:

10 of the best wolves in literature (Guardian):

How can one afford to be a writer?

The Top 25 Underrated Creative Writing MFA Programs (Huff Post):

Why you should read debut authors:

How Linguistics Can Help You Part 4: Semantics:

For the traveling writer--international travel tips:

Writing our book's climax:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Sweet Tooth Chicken Breast @CleoCoyle

How to Pick an Agent if You Write for Many Audiences:

The importance of knowing your intent:

7 Ways to Promote Your Book With Video:

How to Attract Influencers to Your Blog:

Taking Your Writing Off the Back Burner: Writing in the Moment:

Should you start a blog? Yes! Blogging benefits for writers: @HartJohnson

How to Get a Foot in the Door With Agents:

Planning for a Writing Push:

7 Tips to Mastering Facebook Advertising:

6 Tweets To Promote Your Online Fiction:

Creating Characters Using the Dialectical Method:

What do Amazon rankings mean to authors?

Using smell to improve your fiction:

A Stranger in a Strange Place: Migrant Writing:

I Want to Publish My Book. Now What? (Writer's Digest):

Who Does What? A Breakdown of Each Job in Publishing and Marketing a Book:

National Book Foundation Announces 5 Under 35 Honorees (GalleyCat):

National Graphic Novel Writing Month (part 1):

Being a writer vs being a blogger:

The 4 Golden Rules of Being a Writer:

Writing, social media, emails--how do you stay on top of it all?

Writing Dreams in the Age of Twitter: @PauloCamposInk

London Police Catch Prankster Who Stole Writer Jonathan Franzen's Eyeglasses (NPR):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: A Dinner to Die For (Literally) and My Answer to the $40 Lamb Chop by Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle

Demystifying industry terms:

The Doldrums – Latitude and Longitude:

Your Old Job in Publishing Doesn’t Exist:

Freelancers--5 Tips to Getting Out of an Assignment Rut:

War, Peace, and Fantasy:

Revision tip--be specific:

How to write a novel in 30 years or less:

Upstart Publishing, Staying Human in a Digital World:

'It Was A Big, Big Surprise,' New Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa Tells NPR:

10 ways writing is like renovating: @elspethwrites

On the character therapist--from anger to amore:

E.B. White on the tricky valuation of a writer’s time: @maudnewton

10 Android Apps for Improving Productivity:

Don’t Let “The Rules” Stifle Your Creativity:

Internalization, Silence and Avoidance:

Stop! Before You Try to Get an Agent, Some Questions to Ask Yourself:

For writing prompts and practice, try and @andymeisen @PauloCamposInk

Serial Characters and the Book Deal:

How Deliberate Practice Can Make You an Excellent Writer:

Follett’s Fall of Giants E-Book Outsells Print in Spain:

A Lesson in Bad Writing – Why it’s Good to Read Books that Disappoint:

Writing inspiration and some links to help you prepare for NaNoWriMo:

Writing For Grownups, Writing For Kids:

Book Packagers 101:

The Editing Hour: Creative vs Academic Writing:

Query letter samples:

Editor & Agent Advice: Follows, Tweets, and Posts:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Something Warm and Toasty—Easy Veggie Soup…in the Slow Cooker @CleoCoyle

The future of publishing takes shape (Guardian):

Empathize With Your Main Character:

Outlining: The Best and Hardest Planning Tool:

When is e-royalty not a royalty? When 9th Circuit Court says it's not:

30 Ways to Save 30 Minutes a Day (and use it for writing?) :

Could Someone Be Plagiarizing Your Writing?

Writing is like...working out?

How to Overcome Fear & Let Your Creativity Flourish:

5 Ways Facebook Can Boost Your Freelance Biz:

The Artist’s Responsibility:

Defeating Your Inner Critic Part I - Track the Problem:

Six Tips for Selling Your Book:

Behind the scenes--"The Call":

5 Ways to Make Your Novel Helplessly Addictive: @victoriamixon

Public speaking--when your speech goes wrong:

Writing the devil into your bad guy:

How to create sound bites that resonate:

Does paid advertising work for small-time novelists?

Tips for writing query letters from someone in the industry:

Barnes & Noble gets into the self-pub biz with PubIt!:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Road trips rock! @CleoCoyle

Thoughts on Changing Agents:

Write your book & make it as good as it can be. Let that be its own reward.

Learning about writing through the golden rules of medicine:

5 Productivity Myths That Need to Be Busted:

Tweeting Interns: Helpful or Hurtful?

What to do while you wait for your book's launch date:

3 Reasons to Start Blogging Before a Book Contract:

The art of introducing your heroes:

Are You Rewarding Yourself through Procrastination?

9 Ways to Prepare for the National Novel Writing Month:

Self Publishing on the Kindle:

How to keep writing when your inner critic screams:

7 Reasons Why You Should Read Your Book Out Loud:

A group challenge to submit work to 10 markets by the first of each month: @mercedesmy

Series writing--thoughts and resources:

NaNoWriMo starts right here, right now:

Why writing is like riding a bike: @SimonCLarter

5 reasons writers should be on YouTube: @clarissadraper

A Word to Children's Writers: Spend Time at Schools:

Enjoy the Luxury of the Unpublished Life:

The Writer Himself:

Quick writing tips--on permission:


Myst. Lov. Kitchen: PHILADELPHIA FOOD @CleoCoyle

The Worst Writing Advice:

Books on Writing... Lyrics, Screenplays, and Science Fiction:

Surviving the cheap seats of the writing journey:

What’s the Career Path for Ambitious Freelancers?

As one writer sees it--why writers don't make money: @KarenGowen

Tips For Writing Effective Dialogue:

Twitter and Facebook cannot change the real world, says Malcolm Gladwell:

Too many books? Far too few, more like (Guardian):

8 Steps to Hiring the Agent You Need:

The White Noise That Is Twitter:

Non-Stop Writing: the Index Card Trick:

The rules of contemporary romance novels:

Adding Sensory Details to Your Writing (Part 2):

Should You Self-Publish, Then Get a Literary Agent?

Is paranormal romance hijacking urban fantasy?

A quick tip for keeping our writing momentum:

A Writer's Diary:

For crime writers--information on medical examiners: @authorterryo

Surviving the MFA:

Who should rescue Barnes and Noble? Maybe a publisher:

One writer's evolving novel opener:

When plotting goes wrong: @jillkemerer

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Veal Delicious @CleoCoyle

Does a writer need talent?

Tips for writing in restaurants, etc.:

Ten of the best vendettas in literature (Guardian):

Three Traits of Compelling Characters:

How to Use Vivid Descriptions to Capture Attention:

10 great science fiction novels that have been banned:

New Twitter, New Rant:

Advice for aspiring writers from a freelance editor:

8 Things We Can Learn About Freelance Writing From The Movie Making Business:

One writer tells the problems she's experienced with author events:

Best Articles This Week for Writers 10/1/2010:

Midlist and backlist authors are losing out with the agency model:

Earning A Reader's Time:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: What's Your Favorite Cookbook? @CleoCoyle

There Is More to Reading Than Digital:

The Magic of Rituals:

How to be a writer in 15 easy steps:

To make it as a writer, outwit, outplay, and outlast:

The privatization of libraries (NY Times):

Writing 100 facts about your characters:

Agatha Christie--5 of her best books: (Guardian):

Children's publishers: focus on content, not platform: