Sunday, October 9, 2011



Below are the writing-related links I tweeted last week.

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Tips for better hyperlinking:

Revision Adventures: Building Strong Characters and Emotional Depth: @lkblackburne #writetip

Creativity Tweets of the Week: @on_creativity

Fear is no way to run a business in publishing or writing:

On voice and timing:

Maurice Sendak: 'I refuse to lie to children' (Guardian):

Why Would You Not Spend the Time to Learn Indie Publishing? @DeanWesleySmith

Authorial Stickiness and Self Publishing: @DearAuthor @epub

Multiple POV or not? Why does it matter? @JulietteWade #writetip

Writing Life: How to Expose Yourself: @GeoffreyCubbage

3 Ways to Write Your Memoir/Personal Story:

The Ultimate 15 point Checklist to Make Your Writing Come Alive:

Real Life Diagnostics: Building a World That Sucks You in: @janice_hardy

How do you start ? Tips for getting those 1st words onto the page: @TheCreativePenn

Critical plot elements--the black moment: @AimeeLSalter

Top 10 things 1 writer has learned from teaching English 101: @annegreenawalt

The dangers of character overload: @KMWeiland #writetip

8 Writing Tricks You Won't Read Anywhere Else: @askatechteacher

An agent on breaking through the slush:

NaNoWriMo tip--keep your character close to home:

Betting the Farm on Self-Publishing: @techsavvywrite

Why Setting IS Important When Writing A Novel: @bubblecow

An agent with 10 tidbits about author platform: @RachelleGardner

Tips for writing your 1st page: @kaykenyon via @JulietteWade #writetip

3 Tips for Professional E-Book Covers: @janefriedman

A Novelist Takes on Short Stories: #writetip

3 Ways to Avoid Repeating Words: @sierragodfrey

On oxymorons:

Niche Publishing and the Power of the Few: @jfbookman

UK Publishers, Agents Find Solidarity in Facing Digital Transition Together:

How to Escalate Conflict in Your Novel: @cjredwine #writetip

On ebook tagging: @WriteAngleBlog

Preparing for NaNoWriMo: Vet and Fertilize Your Story Idea: @storyfix

Changing our book's game plan:

Kickstarter Project to Give Teens Access to Banned Books: @galleycat

Selling books on Amazon? Do you have your Author Page set up there? @BookBuzzr

25 Essential Conference Networking Tips: @debng

Building A Platform: Tips From An Agent: @CuriosityQuills

The most important thing on an author's website: @BookMarketer

How to Read More: A Lover's Guide: @zen_habits

Why Self-Promotion Shouldn't Be a Dirty Word: @RoniLoren

Build Your Personal Brand with These 5 Simple Tools: @MichaelHyatt

Who edits the editors? @sarahahoyt

Pros and Cons of Using Secret Identities in Your Story:

Adding tricksters to your story: @HP4Writers

Using Ebooks to Save on the Price of Review Copies: by FutureBook via @PassiveVoiceBlg

Creative women, own your stories: @justinemusk

Lighting the Narrative: @RavenRequiem13

9 ways to pass the time while waiting to hear from queries:

Why Building a Platform Is Essential & How to Do It:

A New Company Helps Clients of Literary Agents Self-Publish ebooks: @PassiveVoiceBlg

Looking for examples of strong narrative voice? Stand-up comics: @tiffanyreisz

How To Write A Book Proposal: @thecreativepenn

10 ways to make magic real: @CherylRWrites

The structure of your book matters: @KristenLambTX

Is it all right to use words repeatedly? Depends on the word & the context: @JulietteWade

Psychology in Fiction: Brainwashing: @QueryTracker

The most important element in book design: @jfbookman

An agent reminds us not to rush our submissions: @greyhausagency #pubtip

'Thinking Outside the Box' Tips for Creating Your own Book Marketing Video: @HowToWriteShop

3 ways to address any writing setback:

Style checklist for writers: @LynnetteLabelle

Top 5 Most Common Query/Cover Letter Errors: @buriededitor

Tips for speeding through a 1st draft: #writetip

The Nook is Coming to Target:

Writers get 1 freebie when writing a book. Use it wisely: @p2p_editor

Why 1 author writes for children: @AdrienneKress

6 Ways to Fight the Dreaded Doubts: @LyndaRYoung

Nanowrimo Prep: What's Your Premise? @AlexSokoloff

Formatting Word docs for ebooks and print: @kareninglis

How 1 writer revises: @veronicaroth

11 top tips for bloggers:

7 Tips for Accomplishing your Goals in Bite Sized Pieces: @JWhite

4 ways to apply lessons learned from craft books: @inkworknow

How writers can beat tip of tongue syndrome: @inkworknow

Enhanced E-books and the Future of Publishing: (The Atlantic)

25 things you should know about NaNoWriMo: @ChuckWendig

10 early warning signs that you need to decrease (or increase) your time online: @awsamuel

An agent on self-publishing: @sarahlapolla

3 Essential Questions Every Author Must Ask Themselves: @sarahthewriter1

Which Comes First: Conflict or Characterization? @writeitsideways

7 Character Types That Build Your Story: @4KidLit

How To Avoid the Publishing Kool-Aid: @JamiGold

An agent on referrals and recommendations: @rachellegardner #pubtip

Excel…a writer's best friend? @mikemartinez72

Revision and self-editing tips: @pichetsinparis

Book Reviewers: An Author's Best Friend: @jodyhedlund

How to open your book with a bang: @victoriamixon #writetip

Getting Started as a Freelance Copywriter: @urbanmusewriter

A writer reports on 1 year of self-publishing: @jimchines

Top 10 comic book villains: @sciencefiction

15 Frequently Confused Pairs of Verbs:

3 Ruthless Email Responses to Achieve Inbox Zero: @lifehackorg

5 writing tips 1 mom learned from her Down Syndrome daughter: @TiceWrites

See How Easily You Can Format Dialogue: @bubblecow

Don't confuse readers with inconsistent character names: @KMWeiland

For Bloggers--How to Avoid Becoming A "Gap Hunter": @ollinmorales

5 tips for a successful NaNoWriMo (and how Scrivener can help):

Building Your Web Presence For Authors: Link-Building Tips:

11 core WordPress plugins:

Should You Serialize a Novel on Kindle? @dirtywhitecandy

Cleaning Up Your Word Processing File Before You Publish: @PassiveVoiceBlg

An insightful wrap-up of industry news and buzz by @Porter_Anderson for @JaneFriedman: #writetip

Authors: Ideas to Promote Each Other:

Nice rejections count: @JulietteWade

Nail Your NaNoWriMo #6: Filling Out the Big Picture: @storyfix

Software to help organize 1st drafts: @Kathy_Crowley

5 Kindle formatting tips: @TheCreativePenn

Migrating to Digital Publishing? Answers from the Experts: by Karina Mikhli

Tips for capturing character voices: @Dianapfrancis #writetip

Don't be a zombie when you write: @lisagailgreen

Are Writers Entrepreneurs? @JamiGold

The value of being specific when giving a critique: @JoniBCole

The Best Way Ever for SF/Fantasy Fans to Waste Time: @GeoffreyCubbage

Writing an ebook: the pros and cons: @marlataviano

Allusion vs. Illusion vs. Elusion (Daily Writing Tips) :

The importance of accuracy & authenticity in crime fiction--without losing focus on the story: @mkinberg

High profile cases in crime fiction:

The Importance of Writing Unrealistically: @LTWFblog

Why Writers Conferences are Rethinking Pitch Sessions: @amysuenathan

Right ways, wrong ways, & smart ways to build a brand: @KristenLambTX

Why 1 writer is happy to be traditionally published:

When you're unhappy with the way your publisher classified your book: @behlerpublish

Don't Be a Poser: Write What You Love: @RoniLoren

Top 20 Free Book Apps of the Week: @ebooknewser

Nanowrimo Prep: The Index Card Method: @AlexSokoloff #writetip

Give your character a hammer & everything looks like a nail: 57 ways to make your story unique @CherylRWrites #writetip

4 worst sentence constructions: @FictionNotes

Suffragette Steampunk: @catrambo

The Elusive Perfect Reader: @lynneklippel

Nature Vs Nurture: Natural Writers and the Educated: @CathyStucker

On script theft: @jeannevb

The value of our writing: @zoewinters

How to Make Horror and Dark Fantasy Work on TV: @io9 #screenwriting

Writing About Yourself Without Being Arrogant or Apologetic: @thursdayb

Grab Readers' Attention with Your Hook: @mariamurnane

The 10 Types of Writers' Block (and How to Overcome Them): @io9

Portraying protagonists with warmth: @DonMaass #writetip

8 Ideas for Getting to Know Your Character: by Kenda Turner #writetip

Nail Your NaNoWriMo: The Most Important Moment in your Story: @storyfix

Designing a Character: Using Color Schemes: @lesliesullirose

Best articles this week for writers 9/7/11: @4KidLit #writetip

Why Vampire Novels Will Always Be Popular: @/CuriosityQuills

Books provide entertainment value in tough times: @WriteAngleBlog

3 Keys to Sustainable & Successful Indie Authorship: @backmybook

21 Ways to Save Minutes Each Day: @workawesome

There Is No Story Until There Are 2 Stories: by Edmund Schubert #writetip

Contact Tip for Writers: @catwood

How a TV director writes a novel: @novelrocket

Is Character Destiny? @BTMargins

Why readers want to be hooked quickly and how to do it: by Cindy Wilson

Say Bonjour to the Amazon French Kindle Store:

Making time to Write: @GlennGamble

How to edit your manuscript in 30 days or fewer: @elanaj #writetip

Q & A with An Agent's Slush-Pile Reader: @MuseInks

Writer Beware and "The Write Agenda": @newbookin

Re-Examining Digital's 'Saint' McLuhan In His Centenary Year by @robertandrews via @Porter_Anderson

Thoughts on group blogging: