Friday, December 24, 2010


Terry3_thumb[1]Here are writing links that I’ve posted to Twitter for the past week.  The list will be a little shorter this week because I’m going on tweetcation (most bloggers seem to be taking a break until New Year and the content is pretty scarce.)

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 also archiving these posts in what I hope is an easily searchable format—if you look at the Twitterific tabs under the blog’s heading, I’m posting the links there, too.

Resist the Urge to Explain:

Darkly Developing Dexter-A Lesson In The Literary Anti-Hero: Kindle Sales Are Said to Exceed Estimates:

Writers Rally To Support Novelist Charles Bock & His Family:

Tips for Writing Verse Novels:

“Traditional” publishing – let’s just change the definition, shall we?

Keep it real, only more interesting:

Get Over Overstating: Trimming Unnecessary Words:

Key elements of strong fiction:

10 ways to finish that danged first draft: @elspethwrites

Setting writing goals, step 3--finding time to write and writing:

A case for villains:

Using defense mechanisms for characters:

J.K. Rowling and Plot Planning:

A writer's impressions of Twitter: and @authorterryo

A little word play fun: @MermaidHel

Six Pet Hates of An Editor:

The Simple Software That Could -- but Probably Won't -- Change the Face of Writing (The Atlantic):

29 literary films to fill your holidays (LA Times):

Your To-Do List: Knowing Where to Start:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: @CleoCoyle

E-readers breed fondness for other e-readers (LA Times):

The Twelve Days of a Writer's Christmas:

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange will write memoir:

When (or Why) Social Media Fails to Sell Books:

Writing Ebooks: Top 3 Ways to Make Sales:

Balancing the Scenes that Make Up Your Novel:

4 Reasons Every Novelist Can Benefit From Writing a Screenplay:

Setting writing goals, step 2--links to conferences, blogs, and resources to help you improve:

Modeling Protagonists After Real Life Heroes:

Your To-Do List: Knowing Where to Start:

Top 75 Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page:

Prologues – this side of hell:

Author Turns Going-Out-of-Print into Act of Charity:

Nice list of writers' conferences in North America for 2011: @Jodie_R_Editing

Getting to the Point with Tom Cruise:

Tailoring Submissions (part 2):

Tips for Reposting an Older Post:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Shrimp and Rice Casserole @CleoCoyle

Words That Sound Like What They Mean, but Aren't Onomatopoeia:

Great Writers Rescue Obama (Daily Beast):

Will all good writers be published? An agent's thoughts:

Google eBooks: a Refresher:

Writing a prologue:

A Gathering of Literary Christmas Cards:

Setting writing goals--step one:

10 Rules of Social Engagement That Will Make or Break Your Blog Readership:

Finding Your Unique Blogging Voice:

Writing with style sheets:

Underlying Motivation – Getting Through the Rough Spots: @joanswan

The Relevance of YA for Adults: The Harry Potter Effect:

This figure of speech isn't dead – it's just resting:

Top 10 Ways To Improve Your ReTweetability:

10 best tweets of 2010 (Jane Friedman):

How to be a great writer: @jammer0501

The Inanity of the Erudite:

An agent on whether you should post your writing online:

Konrath's Resolutions for Writers 2011:

2010's Best Nonfiction For Winning Family Arguments (NPR):

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Pfeffernüsse (Gesundheit!) Gingerbread Snowballs for Santa from Cleo Coyle @CleoCoyle

Your characters offstage:

The Writing Life: How to Thoroughly Abuse Caffeine: @GeoffreyCubbage

Social media: Literary luvvies come over all aTwitter about tweeting (Guardian):

New Year's Inspirations for Writers: 10 Creative Writing Websites:

5 ways to hone your blogging skills:

Your dialogue can do more:

Reading with Android 101, a reading app guide:

Writing is its own reward:

Are Your Verbs Showing or Telling?

8 Easy Things To Do BEFORE You Start Your Novel:

Villain Stereotypes:

Writers in prison: when having an opinion becomes a crime (Guardian):

How To Write A Home Run Story in 2011:

Last minute gift ideas for writers:

On 'show, don't tell':

The art of pacing:

The art of creative writing goals: @storiestorm

Six things they don't teach you about writing:

Don't tag your emotions:

Simplify your life in 10 steps (and free up time to write):

How to Shop for Your Neurotic Writer: @GeoffreyCubbage

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: The Diva Roasts A Goose @CleoCoyle

Beyond the Printed Page: Robert Sabuda is the superstar of the modern pop-up book:

From Story Pantser to Story Planner: One Writer’s Journey:

The One Thing About Social Media That Most People Don't Think About:

Holiday Gift Ideas For Writers:

8 “Moments” You Absolutely Need to Deliver to Your Readers… And One That You Should Hope For:

7 Creative Principles of Pixar to apply to writing:

Blogger Becomes iPhone and Droid-Friendly:

The 12 Days of Christmas In The Land Of Urban Fantasy:

Creating Consistent Artist Brands:

Twitterific--the week in tweets:

I got THE CALL! ... Um now what?

On euphemisms (Ntl. Post):

Best articles this week for writers:

5 Tips For Working from Home:

10 of the best alps in literature:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Welcome guest Janet Rudolph! @CleoCoyle

New Year's Inspiration for Writers: Progress, Goals within Reach, and Bad-Ass Ambition:

One children's book illustrator's design process:

Don't Write the Obit For Picture Books Yet: