Sunday, July 8, 2012


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

Twitterific is a compilation of all the writing links I shared the previous week.

The links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base Twitter_buttonsearch engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 16,000 free articles on writing-related topics. Sign up for our free newsletter for monthly writing tips and interviews with top contributors to the WKB or like us on Facebook.

You can also find me today at Kaye Barley's Meanderings and Muses blog, talking about the pleasures of writing.

Enjoy your week!

Why Children's Publishing Needs Freelance Editors Now: @pubperspectives

Libraries See Budgets Drop: ALA Report: @galleycat

Finding Names that Capture Your Characters: @diymfa

Can Writing in Multiple Genres Hurt Your Sales Potential? @goblinwriter

Why The Deepest Lessons Take Time To Absorb: @jmcaddell

7 Reasons to Quit Balking & Start Blogging: @SoberBoots

How To Publish Your Book On The Kindle And iPad: @bubblecow

Myths About Traditional Publishing:

5 Stages of Editing Grief: @LyndaRYoung

Self Published Authors are Amateurs – Or Not: @passivevoiceblg

Your ebook is reading *you*: @wsj

Writing in between: Too much God for the general market, not enough for the Christian market: @novelrocket

What Do We "Owe" New Writers? @jamigold My interview on @JeffRutherford 's podcast covering my publishing story & thoughts on various social media for promo: Plotting twists in crime fiction: @LauraHoward78 @HartJohnson Find the magic in your everyday world to set your story apart: @LubaLesychyn Why aren't more publishers embracing digital publishing innovations? @Porter_Anderson The data-gathering power of digital formats--that writers/publishers can't access: @Porter_Anderson @MikeShatzkin Should authors insist contracts stipulate library availability for ebooks? @Porter_Anderson @rachellegardner @naypinya Messing up your story's denouement murders your characters: @p2p_editor Richard Russo--still not putting his money where his mouth is: @Porter_Anderson @Canfield_AP @JDGsaid @jeffjohnroberts

Don't query until your book is done: @behlerpublish

Even editors need an editor: @p2p_editor

To MFA or Not To MFA: @4YALit @diymfa

Blog tour tips: @kalayna

A useful resource for describing settings, emotions, shapes, textures, and more: @AngelaAckerman

The snowflake method's 10 step process for writing a novel: @bubblecow

Writing--when should you give it up?

How to blog a book of poetry: @NinaAmir

Adding a Sense of Place to Our Writing:

Creative Contagion: Setting Sparks, Catching Fire: @emilywenstrom

Blackmail App for Writers: @JasonBoog

How to Maximize eBook Royalties and Minimize Hassles: @RayRhamey

Crafting Natural-Sounding Internal Thoughts: @Janice_Hardy

How to write a scary scene: @stdennard

The Power of a Deadline...The Importance of a Goal:

Author Blogging 101: Keyword Basics: @JFBookman

Writing Great Characters: @mooderino

Parenthetical Punctuation: @writing_tips

Zen and the Art of GoodReads: @blurbisaverb

Publishing Options: Knowing the Best Choice: @behlerpublish

For literary inspiration follow @AdviceToWriters. Jon Winokur dispenses writerly wisdom of the ages.

20 quotations on writing: @rebeccaschinsky

Finding The Character Within: @KateMessner

Yeah, e-books are great — but libraries are in a tough spot: @laurahazardowen

5 Critical Things to Make a YA Story Stand Out: @nelsaroberto

Who will care about what we've written? @dirtywhitecandy

How to create an animated ebook cover: @KSAugustin

Writing Highly Intelligent Characters and Points-of-View:

Tips for freshening up your character descriptions: @MargieLawson

4 Keys to Writing Un-Put-Down-Able Middle Grade Adventure: @ChuckSambuchino

6 standard types of antagonists and their uses: @RachelLarow

10 tips for self-editing: @bubblecow

How Content Analysis Makes Your Book Engaging to the Reader:

Too Much Interior Monologue? @Janice_Hardy

Twitter marketing for authors who don't get it: @LauraPepWu

72 great quotations on writing: @writersdigest

How to Create a Different Kind of Antagonist:

Are You Writing Your Novel Too Fast? @KMWeiland

Inspiration and the "Yeah, but…": @March_Mia

Resources & Thoughts On Character Naming: @BryanThomasS

5 Reasons To Build Your Writer Platform: @chucksambuchino

What Is The Best Genre To Write If You Want To Get Published? @bubblecow

16 Tips on How to Survive and Thrive as a Writer: @livewritethrive

How agents choose the best publisher for a project: @rachellegardner

Writing Scenes That Work: @storyfix

11 reasons writers get rejected--and why only 3 of them matter: @annerallen @ruthharrisbooks

Are You Telegraphing Your Plot? @Janice_Hardy

10 Quick Tips to Get Your Manuscript Ready for Self-Publication: @JFBookman

Choosing Your Point of View: @Janice_Hardy @DonnaGalanti

Winning over an editor – using comparisons to prove your book's raison d'ĂȘtre: @behlerpublish

How to Get Rid of Writer's Block, Pixar Style: @joebunting

Writing--Fighting Distractions: @JillKemerer

One Reason Your Blog Posts Aren't Getting Any Comments: @pushingsocial

Tips for writing like a pro: @ava_jae

4 Query Resources: @sierragodfrey

Proofreading Marks You're Unlikely to See from Your Editor: @fuelyourwriting

Using Dialogue Tags and Punctuation Properly: @CMKaufman

5 Common Writing Mistakes That Bloggers Make – and How to Fix Them:

Facing the dreaded 2nd draft:

Making Heroes Heroic–Why Flaws are Important: @KristenLambTX

How to be a bloody awful writer: @jammer0501

The New World of Publishing: Book Pricing from Another Perspective: @deanwesleysmith

Write from your specialty: @JulietteWade

For Those Who Fear Failing As a Writer: @krissybrady

3 Things to Look for in a Critique Community: @diymfa

Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy: @FaeRowen

Unusual Inspiration: Character Arcs Made Easy: @FaeRowen

20 Easy Ways Readers Can Help Promote a Book: @jodyhedlund

The 13 Trickiest Grammar Hang-Ups: @GrammarGirl

Should You Send Your Book To An Agent Before It's Finished? @bubblecow

Author Visits by Skype:

1 trad. published author's self-pubbed adventure (with Create Space): @junglereds @rosemaryharris1

The Best #BadWritingTips: @rebeccaschinsky

Twitter abuse: Gain followers the right way: @rebeccaberto

3 productivity tricks:

5 Things Mad Men Can Teach You About Publishing:

Use S.C.A.M.P.E.R. to improve your writing:

Crafting Multi-Layered Characters: @4YALit

Grammar: Neither, nor, or: @howtowriteshop

Using beats in a scene:

3 Tips for Writing Heavy Emotional Scenes: @JamiGold

How to Tackle Critique Notes: @CarleenBrice

Writing 2 books at once: @PBRWriter

5 Elements of Storytelling: @joebunting

Critique vs. Discussion: What Kind of Feedback Do You Need? @DIYMFA

If You Only Learn From Writers, You're Doing It Wrong: @fuelyourwriting

Free Writing & Self-Publishing Tools: @duolit

That--frequently a needless filler word: @KMWeiland

Tips for making a book trailer: @beth_barany

Differing approaches to worldbuilding: @litreactor @rajanyk

Parallels in Music & Writing: @christi_craig

Writing endings with readers in mind:

Using the past to inspire fiction--historical instances of cannibalism: @genelempp

7 Ways to Intensify Crisis Scenes:

Functions Determine Plot: @fictionnotes

How long until you follow up on a query? @nicolamorgan

Can You Plagiarize Yourself? Conversations about Copyright: @fictionnotes

Methods of engaging your readers online: @duolit

The Art and Power Of Interviews: @BarbaraOneal

How to Write Productively: @FriesenPress

How to Spot Mary Sue in Your Writing: @ava_jae

Choosing the Road Less Taken (With Your Characters): @Kris10Callihan @janice_hardy

Twitter Cheat Sheet for Writers: @jasonboog @galleycat

The end of ebook development: @passivevoiceblg

Creating emotional resonance in your final scenes:

Are you undervaluing your book? @behlerpublish

Men Still Dominate Bylines And Book Titles: @litreactor @dave_reuss

How To Write A Successful Book Proposal: @bubblecow

Narcissism in crime fiction: @clarissadraper

Top 10 fairy fictions: @guardianbooks

DRM encourages a community of pirates: