Sunday, December 23, 2012


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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As more books become digital, the concept of book ownership changes: @jwikert @brianoleary @Porter_Anderson

8 Steps for Setting the Story Into Motion: @gointothestory

Slow writer reformed--it can be done: @roniloren

4 Options for Improving Your Fiction: @writeitsideways

The Secret to Creating Conflict: @joebunting

Amazon's Jeff Bezos: The ultimate disrupter: @passivevoiceblg

6 Ways to Find Time to Write During the Holidays: @emilywenstrom

Tips for Building a Sense of Place into Your Writing: @fcmalby

E-publishing is resulting in an abundance of schlock: @Porter_Anderson @fakebaldur

10 reasons to build your fan base with Mailchimp: @tobywneal

Freelance Your Way to a Better Platform: @writersdigest

The New World of Publishing: Some Perspective On 2012: @deanwesleysmith

A critique of a novel's opening: @janice_hardy

Songwriting--tips for writing with your bandmates: @RobbieGennet

Reasons to write longhand: @galleycat

Freelancers--multiple submissions: @bob_brooke

The Nature of Creativity: Science And Writing: Don't Edit Yourself: @woodwardkaren

A literary agent's thoughts on what's next in publishing: @agentsavant @annerallen

Don't Let The Holidays Cost You Your Mojo: @thewritermama

Tips for loglines, building conflict, plotting, and more: @AlexSokoloff

Why Non-Writers Give the Best Critiques: @kmweiland

Are You Too Busy Being a Writer to Write? @LyndaRYoung

Writing the Heart of Your Story: @livewritethrive @thecreativepenn

Same Book, Different Title:

13 Types of Writers' Blogs – Pros and Cons: @VeronicaSicoe

Secrets to Turn a Character from Cardboard to 3-D:

From Writer to Author to Publisher to Marketer: @livewritethrive

5 Thoughts on Inspired Openings and 5 Brilliant Opening Pages: @4YALit

Improve Your Writing By Knowing Your Archetypes: Are you a Queen? @TheArtsCoach

Looking for a great self-published book? Here's where to find it: @guardianbooks

How Rejection Breeds Creativity: @99u

Common Traits of the Successful Writer: @bob_mayer

Stop feeling like an author wishbone: @Jan_Ohara

When Writing the Stories of Your Life, Don't Let Anyone Else Hold the Pen or the Eraser: @ScribblingTaryn

3 Ways To Improve Your Critique Using Conflict Communication: @AmieKaufman

RWA's new bylaws cause 1 chapter to pull out of the organization: @Porter_Anderson @PBRWriter

The Compelling Question in Our Story: @Julie_Gray

What Episodic TV Teaches Novelists: @mooderino

Creating tension: @Christina_Lee04

Technology for Writers:

Character Relationships:

Romance series--choosing to write one, number of books in a series, reader expectations: @redrobinreader

Outlining--using a character grid: @woodwardkaren

5 Key Steps To Building Your Self-Publishing Career: @mollygreene

4 Steps to a Winning Query: @diymfa

The Value of Interesting Support Characters:

4 Ways to Tap into Your Creative Genius: @emilywenstrom

An avid reader looks at how the Kindle changed his world (5 years ago): @bufocalvin

Litotes: Understatement at Its Finest: @write_practice

The Point of a Scene: Thinking in Concepts: @jamigold

What we can learn from the top 10 playwrights: @fuelyourwriting

Tim Ferriss: On The Creative Process And Getting Your Work Noticed: @Aristonian

Women's fic" & whether women should use their initials to try to gain male readers: @ @

8 Ways To Make Your Blog Posts More Shareable:

What an editor means when she asks "please clarify":

The Metaphor That Harms Creatives & Entrepreneurs: @JeffreyDavis108

Using the delete button in editing:

The Only Way You'll Ever Make Time for Writing: @krissybrady

Using the Ticking Clock to Add Suspense: @4YALit

Why 1 writer unpublished her self-pubbed novel: @cathryanhoward

Writer Under Deadline: Add Speed to Your Writing: @diymfa

How TV and Movies Get Publishing So, So Wrong: @YAHighway

Tips for writing fight scenes: @dboorman

Vanquishing Writer's Block: @woodwardkaren

Query writing tips: @lynnettelabelle

Do You Have To Suffer For Your Art? Or Can Happy Writers Be Successful? @kimber_regator

Momentum: Getting Your Story up and Running: @AmericanEditing @beccapuglisi

"Why are these characters in this scene?": @gointothestory

Physical Attributes Thesaurus Entry: Arms: @beccapuglisi

21 Pictures that Sum Up the Whole History of Science Fiction: @io9

Why You Should Wait to Edit Your Work: @Sarafurlong

7 reasons to care about branding:

Evil For A Reason: Morgana and Mordred (and how we can learn from them when creating our own antagonists): @genelempp

10 Quick Tips to Get Your Writing Back on Track: @howtowriteshop

Clarification: The Edit that is Overlooked and Under-Stressed: @AmericanEditing

Rejection Enhances Creativity: @woodwardkaren

The Secret to a Stress-Free Novel Journey: @livewritethrive

Reusing Freelance Writing Online: the Pros and Pitfalls: @30dollardate

Structure and Perspective in Children's Stories and Films: @KgElfland2ndCuz

Misconceptions About Character: @cockeyedcaravan

Writing Retreats: The Writer's Secret Weapon: @AnnetteLyon

How Often Should A Writer Blog? Answer: It Depends On Your Goals: @woodwardkaren

8 Signs It's Time to Scrap Your Writing Project: @robdyoungwrites

5 Tips for Getting More Likes and Participation on Your Facebook Author Page: @goblinwriter

5 Areas of Publishing Every Indie Should Adopt: @thelitcoach

Preparation Is Worth a Pound of Proofreading: @kmweiland

The strange case of the drowning editor: @thefuturebook

Penguin's settlement with the DoJ: @Porter_Anderson @sarahw @laurahazardowen

Creating Memorable Supporting Characters: @woodwardkaren

A 3-Step Way to Become a Celebrity Author: @yeomanis @janice_hardy

Failing Versus Quitting (Or, "Your Lack Of Confidence Is Neither Interesting Nor Unique"): {lang.}

Why You Need an Email List and a Subscriber List for Your Blogged Book: @ninaamir

"When should I enter / exit the scene?": @gointothestory

1 Writer's Thoughts on Self-Publishing, Traditional Publishing, and Pricing:

Tips: character sheets aren't enough and ask the 5 Ws during a scene: @LindsayHarrel

Do You Cringe When Authors Market Their Books? @danblank

3 tips for better pacing: @jenn_rush

Tips for writing humor: @franklybooks

Allow readers to feel your book instead of showing it: @AimeeLSalter

Psychoanalyzing your villain: @theheraldryang

A DIY Writing Retreat:

Using Beats To Strengthen Characters And Setting: @rlbelliston

3 things to think about when using indirect characterization: @fcmalby

Tips for formatting synopses: @lynnettelabelle

How to Gain Quality Feedback from Your Critique Partners: @LyndaRYoung

Marketing Begins Before Your Book Releases: @novelrocket

Defending Your Writing to Scientists, Physicists… And Your Parents: @beinglizbreen

Macmillan not settling with DoJ--but making changes: @Porter_Anderson

1 writer's experience advertising with BookBub: @goblinwriter

4 Compelling Reasons to Make Guest Blogging a Priority: @alexisgrant

Getting your book in front of readers: @LauraHoward78

12 tips for overcoming procrastination:

"What is the beginning, middle and end of the scene?" @gointothestory

4 ways to promote yourself as a writer:

Using Pinterest To Help Build Your Fictional Worlds: @woodwardkaren

Improv for Plotting: @fictionnotes

10 lessons from a completed novel: @KMWeiland @angelaackerman

Why it's time for more transparency in publishing: @thecreativepenn @thefuturebook

10 Signs That You're Not Ready To Self-Publish: @jckunzjr

6 Types of Courageous Characters: @KMWeiland

If you hate writing a character… don't write them: @dirtywhitecandy

Will Immersive Reading Save Publishing and Kill the Traditional Novel? @jamesscottbell

What Fantasy Writers Can Learn From Horror: @mythicscribes

What "True Lies" taught 1 writer about beginnings: @ChuckSambuchino

Misconceptions About Structure: @cockeyed_caravan

On writing Victorian fiction: @essiefox

30 Words for Small Amounts: @writing_tips

How To Become More Creative: Nurturing Your Muse: @woodwardkaren

Top 10 Tasks to Get Your Blog Ready for Prime Time: @jfbookman

Marketing Tips for Freelancers:

3 Problems of Parallel Syntax: @writing_tips

How to Know It's Time to Shelve Your Novel: @ava_jae

10 tips for choosing a title: @duolit @wiseink

6 Moneysaving Tips for Writers: @krissybrady

How to Write a Great Climactic Scene: @sierragodfrey

Interpreting A Character Via Reader Comments: @emergentpublish

Publishers should shift from title-centric marketing: @Porter_Anderson @MikeShatzkin