Sunday, September 2, 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 search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 17,000 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.

Cool news for the WKB this week--Mike has set us up with My WKB--a way for you to list and sort articles, view your read articles, and see your search history. Read more about it here: . The free My WKB page is here: .

I have a link of my own this week—I was surprised by a Washington Post mention. A pleasant surprise in a few ways, since the Post doesn’t usually focus on cozy mysteries. And it gave me some more books to put on my TBR list. :)

Have a great week!
Using a tickler file to organize your blog posts: @CamilleLaGuire

States’ eBook Pricing Settlement: $69 Million: @Porter_Anderson @paidContent @andyvuong

A look at the role of sycophants in crime fiction: @mkinberg

5 Ways to Spot a Trustworthy Amazon Review: @janetboyer

A free directory of ebook pros--for covers, editing, formatting, & more:

The Highly Sensitive Person and the Writer: @HP4Writers

5 Women Writers Tougher Than Hemingway: @bookriot

Ebook Best-Sellers: Where Are the 'Indies'? @MikeShatzkin @Porter_Anderson @sarahw

20 Strategies For Tackling That "Bottomless Pit" of Writing:

Selling Flash Fiction Via E-Mail—Successfully: @janefriedman

Working the writing network: @SouthrnWritrMag

Conference Networking--All About the People:

1 writer's look back on a year of self-pubbing: @livewritethrive

Amazon Is No Wal-Mart...Yet: @forbes

World's top-earning authors: @forbes

The 5 Elements of Writing Travel Articles: @writersdigest

Social Media Networking: Be an Active Participant:

Genre blending with romantic elements:

More uses for your RSS feed: @Susan_Silver

8 Ways to Write Without Ever Touching the Keyboard: @4YALit

Types of fan fiction: @guardianbooks

8 Tips for Using Facebook Scheduled Posts: @smexaminer

Questions to Ask (& Strengthen) Your Minor Characters: @writersdigest @brianaklems

How libraries are handling publishing's turmoil: @franksesno @JDGsaid @Porter_Anderson

What to Do When Your Book Isn't Selling: @authormedia

Writing comics--sequential art pages, cover, char. designs: @79semifinalist

Can you begin with dialogue? @juliettewade

Tips for better blog commenting: @JudyLeeDunn

Networking for Authors: 5 Survival Tips: @diymfa

8 Tips for Promoting Your Book Online: @rachellegardner

The influence of MR James on the horror genre: @ThisIsHorror

Transition as metaphor: @cdrosales

Get creative on demand: @diymfa

Writing the Book You Were Meant to Write: @writersdigest

5 Cases of Too Few or Too Many Hyphens: @writing_tips

How Not to Launch a Book: @janetboyer

Ensure vs. Insure: @brianklems

On Sucking it Up and Celebrating What Matters: @TaliaVance

Tips For Using Facebook:

1 writer reports in on a year of ebook sales: @WilliamKing9

Ordinary Characters Can Be Extraordinary : @livewritethrive

Research to Make Historical Fiction Come to Life: @novelrocket

Show visceral reactions first: @JodieRennerEd

Selling Your Words: What To Do When Editors Pay Late: @ thewritermama

Google Analytics for Authors: @TracyRAtkins @JFbookman @Porter_Anderson

The Road to an Agent: @ AdriennGiordano

Why Self-Published Books Look Self-Published: @jfbookman

To rid yourself of perfectionism, try deliberately making mistakes:

Recipe for a Delicious Sequel: @ TrudiCanavan

5 tips for writing historical fiction:

SAMPLE PAGES Q & A: @writeangleblog @catewoods

Formatting Dialogue: A Quick And Dirty Guide: @bubblecow

Top tips for writing a strong female hero: @ Moira_Young

Build a Better Author Bio for Twitter: @janefriedman

"Science Fiction" and Literature – or Thoughts on Delany and the Plurality of Interprative Processes: @KgElfland2ndCuz

Doubling Down on DRM: @doctorow

25 things you should know about metaphor: @chuckwendig {lang}

Persisting through rejections: @NPBooks @rjellory

The Importance of Voice In Your Author Platform: @danblank

Why Writers Should Watch Anime: @manon_eileen

Stealing the Fire of The Gods: @SarahAHoyt

Can You Define Your Character in One Word? @KMWeiland

How to Write Better: 7 Instant Fixes:

What Sort of Writer Are You? @janetedwardssf

Why Having Too Many Ideas Is As Bad As Not Having Enough: @fuelyourfiction

How to Write a Novella: @jamesscottbell

How to Read Your Writing Objectively: @ava_jae

Putting Together a Collection of Shorts: @SophieMasson1

10 Steps to Deconstructing a Novel: @howtowriteshop

11 Ways to Prepare for NaNoWriMo: @PYOEbooks

10 Body Language Tricks for Deeper Characterization: @fictionnotes

5 TIPS on World Building from Scratch: @JordanDane

Keeping Up With Cover Specs: @authorems

2 ways to hook readers:

Digital Self-Publishing Checklist: @LoriDevoti

5 Things You Might Not Know About Amazon: @mediabistro

Pinterest: 10 Tips for Authors: @nickdaws

An Author Platform Built on SPAM is Doomed to Fall: @kristenlambTX

10 Children's Books That Are (still) Frightening To Adults: @litreactor

Progressive Tenses: @theresastevens

Amazon and bogus reviews (can respect be bought?): @jane_l @Suw @samatlounge @Porter_Anderson

3 myths about Amazon: @beth_barany

Publishing Is Broken, We're Drowning In Indie Books - And That's A Good Thing: @forbes @dvinjamuri

Overcoming "Voice Anxiety" : @litreactor

5 tips for hiring a blog designer: @huffman_jean

A Tale of Two Royalty Statements: @kristinerusch

Self-Publishing on a Budget:

6 Reasons Why Everything in Publishing Takes So Long: @chavelaque

10 Practical, Everyday Money Saving Tips For (Starving) Writers: @BryanThomasS

How to Rein In an Out-of-Control Story: @jodyhedlund

10 Relaxation Techniques & Stress Relievers for Writers: @JordanDane

20 irrefutable theories of book cover design: @guardianbooks

What You Can Learn About Yourself By Writing Every Day: @fuelyourwriting

The Principles of Possessives: @writing_tips

The Order Of The Storyteller: @SarahAHoyt

Day jobs can benefit our writing: @RayRhamey

1 writer lists the places she finds ideas for her writing: @SouthrnWritrMag

A Quick and Dirty Way to Optimize Your Productivity: @lifehackorg

Separating Productivity from Fear:

On science writing: @notscientific

Using The Fantastic To Create A Harsh Wonder: @sfsignal

The Business of Screenwriting: Chilled white whine: @GITS

12 Most Successful Ways to Take On a Huge Goal: @12Most

A review of Scrivener:

Tips for getting published in a magazine: @bubblecow

How One Self-Published Author Landed A Movie Deal: @thecreativepenn

Conquering Your Fear of the Semi-Colon: @theresastevens

Writing Conventions and How to Survive: @traciewelser

5 Key Qualities of the High-Value Writer: @jhansenwrites

Selling a script, but holding on to the characters: @johnaugust

3 Do-at-Your-Desk Exercises to Avoid Becoming Chair Shaped: @problogger

The almost-kiss:

The Revival of the Serial: @jane_l

12 Magical Items and the Real Life Gadgets that Resemble Them: @i09

On Writing Emotion:

No, You Don't Have a Tribe: @danblank

In praise of ordinary romantic heroines: @heroesnhearts

Details Can Make or Break Your Writing:

Bullet lists in a feature article? @michellerafter

How Paperbacks Transformed the Way Americans Read: @mental_floss

Where Do Sentences Come From? @NYTimes

ABCs of Attending a Conference: @Janice_Hardy

The Importance of Substantive Editing: @scholarlykitchn

What Star Trek Can Teach Us About Great Writing: @kristenlambTX

Tips for collaborative writing: @indie_jane

Scenes: The Building Blocks of Your Story: @KMWeiland

Copyright Is Not a Verb: @JaneFriedman

Great Character: Juno MacGuff ("Juno"): @GITS

How (Not) to Write Dialogue: @ava_jae

Managing Your Email Flow with POP & IMAP: @authorems

Tips for Making Your Story Bigger: @threekingsbooks

The Quality of Self-Published Books: @erinlausten

Setting–Adding Dimension to Your Fiction: @kristenlambtx

20 Words for Laugh: @writing_tips

Editing for character:

Bad opening lines: @pubperspectives

Egyptian writers have temporarily given up on fiction: @guardianbooks

How to Fit Blogging Into Your Busy Schedule: @nickthacker

4 Reasons to Write Short Stories: @joebunting

Building Your Production Capacity: @susankayequinn

The Best Backup Solution? @lifehackorg