Sunday, January 16, 2011


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.

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.

How Do You Decide on Your Author Brand? – Part One: and Two:

When Dialogue is nothing but "Blah, Blah, Blah":

The use of artistically-arranged crime scenes in mysteries: @mkinberg

Secret Weapons of Successful Self-Publishers (Huff Post):

3 Things to Do While Querying:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Now, kill two New Year’s resolutions with one recipe! @CleoCoyle

6 things one author wishes she knew when writing her first novel:

Crossing over with YA:

Tall, Dark, And All Wrong:

5 Ways to Develop Consistency in Writing & Blogging:

Best articles this week for writers-- 1/14:

Tips for high concept writing:

How to fall back in love with your story: @WeronikaJanczuk

Deepening Your Character’s Needs:

The Character of the Successful Writer–A New Level or a New Devil?:

7 Reasons Why Writers Need To Start Using Video For Book Promotion: @thecreativepenn

SEO and Social Networking for Writers (Who Don’t Have All Day for It):

Tips for speaking on panels:

Point of View: A Cheat Sheet:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Winner - BWW Contest @CleoCoyle

The evolution of how @janefriedman uses Twitter:

How Soon Do I Query Again?

Saying "I'm a Writer" - The 6 Stages of Responses from Others:

Developing Characters While Waiting in Line: @LauraMarcella

Why it's a good idea to promote other writers:

25 Ways To Wake Up Early (And Maybe Get Some Writing Done):

Worldbuilding: The Art of Everything:

First Vs. Third: Point of View and Character Development:

The best font for a book:

Appositives: Quick Lesson From the Style Guide:

7 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Shared On Facebook:

The Agent’s Role in Today’s Digital Book World:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Julie's Favorite Salad @CleoCoyle

The Making of a Novel: Courage to Tell Your Best Story:

26 Tips to Enhance Your Experience on LinkedIn:

Maintaining Your Sanity and Your Blog:

Signs of a bad writing day: @elspethwrites

Smart Self-Publishing: How to Get Published Without Getting Scammed (Huff Post):

Tips for radio and print interviews for writers:

How To Avoid Preachy Writing:

Intern Tips: The Query Edition:

5 Mistakes to End Your Freelance Career:

Are These Filter Words Weakening Your Fiction?

Thanks to @SGRedling & for my radio interview! Streaming live Fri. at 8:35 EST, if you'd like to tune in.

Why you should consider guest blogging:

The Greatest Challenge Agents Will Face: Standardization of Terms:

Got an idea for a book? Let it stew:

Why Writers Persevere In the Face of Doubt: @storiestorm

Taking The Emo Out of Emoticon:

Putting Critiques to Good Use:

RT @thecreativepenn Writing Mysteries With Elizabeth Spann Craig

7 Myths About Freelance Writing Online--

How One Writer Became a Twitter Freak in Less than a Week: @jhansenwrites

How to speak publisher - B is for Blad:

How to Write a Readable Writing Blog:

8 Ways To Convey a Professional Image When You Work from Home:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Let's hear it for LIBRARIANS!!! @CleoCoyle

How Spell Check CAN Be Helpful When Proofreading:

The Neil Gaiman Master Class in Writing--Openings: @WritingAgain

Should Writers Complain Publicly About Hardships?

Writing from the Garret: The Joys and Dangers of Readership:

Gotten stuck? Try the good vs. evil trick for getting unstuck: @SGRedling

Resist the urge to explain:

Low Paying Freelance Writing Gigs: Jump Off That Train, Quick!:

Can You Launch Your Book Without Losing Friends, Family, or Your Mind?

Tips for starting out with your writing blog (or improving it):

Want to write a mystery? My tips, from my interview with @thecreativepenn :

Formatting your manuscript – the silent scream:

7 Common Homonymic Spelling Errors:

How to let a scene write itself: @jammer0501

The 7 Secrets of an Indie Editor:

Thinking of pitching a non-fiction book? 5 questions to ask yourself: @JanetBoyer

Social Media and the Myth of the Master: @TAOXproductions

Plotting for Your Antagonist:

Tips for planning a writing convention:

50 Things to Tweet About:

A post on writing for trade magazines:

What Books Topped Bestseller Lists the Week You Were Born?

Are Publishers Becoming Technology Companies?


Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Rice Pileau (Also Pilau. And Perlo. And Pilaf…) @CleoCoyle

Writing milestones--editing:

9 Types of Listeners’ Responses - on Twitter and Everywhere Else:

Is Your Setting Helping Or Hurting? 3 Tips To Bring It Alive: @AmieKaufman

Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu…Who Knew?: Words Without Borders’ Surprise Hit:

10 reasons one writer doesn't share early drafts: @elspethwrites

How one writer approached self-publishing:

Reading Writers’ Houses:

Thoughts on changing editors:

How using lists can help you write your book:

Turn Social Networking into Character Development:

10 signs you're a published writer:

Equipping yourself to write--4 tips: @camillelaguire

Interactive fiction in the ebook era (Guardian):

An editor answers questions about whether you can mention celebrities, lyrics, etc, in your book:

Vital Secondary Characters:

Does your writing echo? Tips for eliminating repetition in your writing: @jhansenwrites

Developing Your Unique Writing Voice:

How to Dish Out Backstory in Digestible Bites:

I don't usually tweet classes, but will now: Took it in '09 & credit it for my blog & Twitter success. @blogbooktours

How to get ideas for stories – be gullible:

The 2 Ways Writing Keeps You Off the Streets & Out of the Bars:

Electronic cover letters: and

12 Email Marketing Mistakes To Avoid:

Should You Consider a Small Publisher? Part I:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Cleo Coyle's Most Useful (and Useless) Kitchen Gadgets and the Perfect Hot Dog @CleoCoyle

One mother's writing habits:

Why the popularity of the Kindle means that writers need stronger beginnings to their books: @hartjohnson

Realistic, challenging writing goals:

Need writing resources? An impressive list of links for your writer's toolbox: @jhansenwrites

The power of positivity:

Ideas vs execution:

On critiquing--pros and cons for when to offer constructive criticism:

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Vocabulary:

Is the Query System Dying?

Three Tips To Writing A Better Book Proposal:

Keeping It Readable: How Not to Write Dialogue Like Mark Twain:

The ABCs of character development:

Starting a book with the protagonist vs starting a book with a circumstance:

Building relationships with blogging:

A Twitter Case Study of an Author Brand:

Word formatting 101: @authorterryo

10 Tips for Your New eBook Reader:

Using Your Premise to Create Plot:

14 Lies We Tell Ourselves about Writing:

Recommendations for Debut Authors:

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 1/7/11):

If You’re Watching The Clock, You Ain’t Really Writin’:

Are You Using “There” as a Crutch?

Top Reasons People Won’t Read Your Blog:

The Contradictory Nature of Great Fiction:

The journey of the eBook (slideshow):

Five Favorite Love Stories and Why They Work:

How POV Can Solve Your Writing Troubles:

Fiction editing checklist:

17 Killer Writing Tips for an Internet Audience:

How to Exhibit at Book Industry Tradeshows:

Signs you are Query Worthy:

Reasons not to be afraid of reading while you write:

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life:

Avoid Capital Offenses When Using Job Titles:

Myst. Lov. Kitchen: Welcome Guest Blogger Lois Winston! @CleoCoyle

Style blunders in fiction:

Backlinking bootcamp (learning how to use backlinks effectively on your blog):

Creating unforgettable settings:

Should we finish writing a bad book?

10 of the best explosions in history (Guardian):