Sunday, September 23, 2012


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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7 Rules of Picking Names for Fictional Characters:

Resist Giving Characters A Helping Hand:

5 Ways You're Preventing Readers From Suspending Disbelief:

Pacing for Power--Increasing Tension & Suspense:

An Author’s 3rd Option: The Rogue Reader: @Porter_Anderson

Rejection vs. failure: @AimeeLSalter

The Practice of Writing:

Should You Preschedule Tweets?

Why wasting time helps you stay sane and productive:

5 lessons about the writing community:

How Having Kids Can Change Your Reading Life:

How to Create Conflict in a One Character Scene:

Writing lessons learned from "Where it Began":

"Sparkle", From Movie to Book: @MyBrownBaby

Should You Sell Books from Your Author Website?

How To Make Writing A Habit Using Rituals:

Heightening emotional impact:

Staying Balanced in the Confusing Modern Publishing Industry:

4 Lessons Authors Can Learn from Obama's Fake Twitter Followers:

Top 10 WordPress Security Myths:

One Simple and Incredibly Painful Way to Fix Your Novel Draft:

How To Read Amazon Review Graphs:

7 Questions Every Story Critique Should Answer:

How to Use Brainstorming to Edit:

Are Amazon reader reviews killing off the critic?

Why Kindle Direct Publishing Will Transform Indian Self-Publishing: @VinuthaMallya

How to Find Your Character's Voice:

7 Essential Elements of Scene + Scene Structure Exercise:

Keeping Characters True to Themselves: @4YALit

10 Creative Writing Ideas for Teens:

Make your bookshelf searchable by taking a picture with Evernote:

What good dialogue should accomplish:

5 Things You DON'T Need to Become a Successful Freelance Writer:

Finding Your Novel's Theme and Your Universal Theme:

A 5-Step Plan to Improve Every Blog Post You Write: @aliventures

Whose Story is This Anyway? @querytracker

The Art of Subtlety in Fiction:

The DNA of a successful ebook:

A look at character development arcs:

A writer shares what's she's learned so far: @janice_hardy

Five Creepy Social Media Marketing Tactics:

How to Read Your Writing in Public:

A Refresher Course On Sentence Types:

Competing Goals in Our Story:

What to Put Above the Fold on Your Blog, And Why:

What to include on your freelance writing resume:

Being a Pro: One Often Overlooked Issue:

3 Fiction Tips from Stephanie Vaughn's "Dog Heaven":

A closer look at the Amazon review bar graph:

The Good, The Bad, and The Sadly Deluded: Actors Who Write:

Fake market or not? How to tell:

12 Writing Prompts/Situations:

Keeping Up with Your Blog for the Long Haul:

The Editorial Process, Step by Step:

Identifying your genre: @museinks

Ebooks For Libraries: @JAKonrath

A Warning To All Writers Who Need Help Indie Publishing:

What the Romance Genre Can Teach Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers: @lbgale

Should you always list writing credits in your cover letter?

5 Dialogue Basics: @marcykennedy

How To Enjoy Critical Reviews of Your Own Work:

How to Prepare For a Book Launch:

How do authors benefit from agents:

5 Questions Indie Authors Should Always Ask An Agent:

The 6 Magic Words That Always Get Clicks:

Tips for 1st time ebook writers:

Author Solutions' Misleading PR Strategies:

Classic Female Fantasy Writers:

From last resort to new career--how 1 writer self-published:

What's so funny? Humor in nonfiction writing:

Writing Through a Rough Patch of Life:

The Myth of Giving Away 15% Ownership in Your Work:

The Publishing Process in GIF Form:

Writing: Why Your Third Grade Teacher Was Wrong:

5 tips for creating self-pub success:

When Should You Write Full-Time? @highervis

How Clich├ęs Can Help You Create Great Characters:

How to build a readership for your blog and books:

Using Screenplay Techniques in Novel-Writing:

Writing secret: all you need is curiosity and surprise:

Lessons from a Copywriter for Better Fiction:

How (Not) to Be a Brilliant Writer:

The Tools Needed to Make a Living as a Writer:

How to Edit Your Book in 4 Steps:

Self-Publishing and The Midlist:

Narcotics in Science Fiction & Fantasy:

Advice from Mark Twain on the Art and Craft of Writing:

Use Character Quirks to Grab Readers' Attention:

How to Focus Your Blog or Blogged Book on a Topic:

How to avoid negativity online:

How To Work On More Than One Book At A Time:

Ideas to rethink during this digital revolution:

Getting lost in historical fiction:

Where Genres Come From and How to Stitch Them Together:

Against Acknowledgments:

Maturity–The Difference Between the Amateur and the Professional: @kristenlambTX

Social Media Will Not Sell Your Book:

The Last Word: 9 Famous Authors' Epitaphs:

Top 10 Reasons People Use To Justify Pirating Digital Content (And Why They're Wrong): @robwhart

The Square-One Story Killer: @storyfix

5 Lessons Learned From Writing 3 Novels:

Tips for successful book marketing:

Meet Mr Fifty Shades: EL James's husband speaks out:

How Affordable Color POD Could Change the Comics Industry:

KDP freebies--a look at the numbers: @dvinjamuri

Indie Authors: Your Copyright Page Needs Work:

Why genre fiction is an e-reader's best friend:

Charge Your Writing Batteries: @noveleditor

Falling in love with fictional characters--a reader's tribute to "Eloise": @junglereds

25 Synonyms for "Delete":

Genre Blending: @fantasyfaction

Top 3 Reasons to Give Away Your Book:

Tips for creating complex villains:

15 grammatical errors to avoid:

Outlining Backwards:

How to Slam Dunk Your 90-Second Pitch:

How To Protect Your Writing Time:

3 Writing Commandments:

Tips for combatting paid reviews:

Amazon in the UK: Worries About Waterstones: @Porter_Anderson

7 tips for keeping your motivation as a writer:

3 ways to end your book...that you should reconsider:

Writing the Perfect Pitch:

An apostrophe review:

Ways to Become an Insecure Writer:

5 Smarter Habits of Great Writers:

Beat the Bestsellers--the Other Way to the Top:

Writing in a second language:

Re-releasing print books as ebooks:

An important quality of a charismatic male character:

A review of commas, dashes, and colons:

99 Ways to Tell a Story: @sophie_novak

Agency Pricing in Europe? No. @PublishersLunch

Selling Literary Fiction: @tglong

Making the Most of Writers' Conferences:

The perils of paid-for reviews:

The elephant in the writing room:

Overcoming Writing Challenges:

Approaching Top Reviewers on Amazon: @Porter_Anderson