Sunday, December 30, 2012


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

Happy New Year (almost)!  I'll be back on Wednesday with my first post for 2013.  Now for some writing links.

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Researching Your Story – A 4-Step Strategy: @JulieEshbaugh

Theme and Intent: Do you know yours? @bob_mayer

How to Market your Book if You're Not a Marketer: @LauraHoward78 @NancyStraight

Adapting Story Structure for Any Project: @beccapuglisi @lydia_sharp

1 writer's worldbuilding to-do list: @davidbcoe

Tips for improving Amazon Author Rank: @dcdenison

A children's writer with helpful hashtags (and prime times for usage): @fictionnotes

Where To Continue Your Story: @ollinmorales

Grammar and the Dangling Participle: @howtowriteshop

4 Songwriting Tips For Scoring Film and TV Placements: @usasong

Writing an Outline of Your Novel: @glencstrathy

Editing: Make Sure Your Story's Bones Are Strong: @woodwardkaren

Knowledge Is Power But Story Is King: @mooderino

How Writers & Publishing Professionals Can Network on Twitter: @galleycat

Getting Unstuck: @Julie_Gray

"25 Tips to Punch Up Your Writing": @BrooklynWeaver @gointothestory

How to Tell if the First Draft of Your Novel Just Isn't Worth Salvaging: @io9 @charliejane

Writing Beyond the Good/Bad Character Dichotomy: @litreactor

The First 7 Steps to a Successful Social Media Plan for Writers:

Making Twitter more manageable with Twitter Lists: @LauraPepWu

10 Ways to Build Long-Lasting Traffic to Your Author Website or Blog: @janefriedman

5 Tips for Writing Scenes: @jodyhedlund

7 Ways Writing a Screenplay is Different Than Writing a Novel: @writersdigest

11 Steps To Edit Your Manuscript: @woodwardkaren

5 Ways an Introvert Can Build a Thriving Online Audience: @copyblogger

Wield Your Words Carefully: @sjaejones

Tips for including a theme in your story: @WyattGBessing @beth_barany

Writing lessons learned from "Along for the Ride": @juliemusil

Screenwriting--can you break the rules? @thatScriptChick

Can books endure in a 140-character world? @salon

7 steps to becoming a trend spotting ace: @michellerafter

Making Time To Write: @woodwardkaren

Misconceptions About Dialogue: @cockeyed_caravan

Rebellious characters: @jeanniecampbell

Rebellious characters: @jeanniecampbell

The Encyclopedia of Fantasy: via @passivevoiceblg

Word Count Spreadsheet: track word counts for up to 5 projects: @jamieraintree

3 stages of author marketing: @susanspann

10 Television Cliffhangers That Make Great Series Finales: @io9

7 Deadly Sins of Screenwriting: @wsj

Tightening your plot by layering: @juliettewade

Structure: The Rhythm of the Dance: @Julie_Gray

4 Keys to Awesome Conflict:

Tax Deductions for Authors--Updated:

Writing The First Draft Of A Novel Using Questions And Modelling: @thecreativepenn

Finding Free Fonts for Your Self-Published Book: @jfbookman

Setting Your Characters in the Proper Setting: @livewritethrive

Unreliable Narrators in Film and Literature: @write_practice

How not to open a short story:

Getting Back Into the Habit of Writing: @JulieBMack

Tempted to Give up on Your Story? Don't! @KMWeiland

How (Not) to Finish Writing a First Draft: @ava_jae

Platform building--creating a home base: @nickthacker

The First-Person Query Letter: @janelebak

4 steps to create a good reader experience on your author website:

Where Should An Ebook Start? @PYOEbooks

5 Usage Errors: @writing_tips

Getting Rid of the Middle Man: @kristinerusch

How to Create a Truly Frightening Villain: @marcykennedy

How to Escalate Conflict in Your Novel: @cjredwine

Character Goals: Why they are Essential to any Good Book: @AmericanEditing

Tips for writing a synopsis:

Building a Plot of Variable Depth:

6 Tips for Beating the Blank Page: @copyblogger

Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity: @hansvillarica

Actions and Reactions: The End-All-Be-All of Storytelling: @jamigold

The Skill List Project: Theme:

Where Is Fantasy Headed? @fantasyfaction

Do you have imposter syndrome? @rachellegardner

How to Edit Your Novel in 3 Steps: @beth_barany

How Chuck Wendig Writes A Novel:

What's the future for lit fic? How far should we go to sustain it? @Porter_Anderson @timoreilly

Writers Create Fiction, They Don't Prove Facts: @VeronicaSicoe

Well-known mystery writers on writing clues into their stories: @junglereds

The 7-Step Method to Find Focus for Writing: @LeoBabauta

How to Write a Book Marketing Plan: Begin with the End in Mind:

When A Scene Isn't Working: @mooderino

The art of the epigraph: @itsmarkmedley

The cost of self-pubbing: @goblinwriter

5 Ways to Find an Agent for Your Book: @galleycat

Crowdfunding: Cutting Out The Middleman: @woodwardkaren

How to Clean Up Your Online Presence and Make a Great First Impression: @lifehacker

Pegging Yourself as an Author: The Attitude:

The Rise of the Backdoor Fantasy Story: @io9

4 Options for Improving Your Fiction: @writeitsideways

How To Use Permanently Free Books To Increase Sales: @woodwardkaren

Author and publisher relationships: @jwikert

The Business of Screenwriting: Writing credits: @gointothestory

A Common Writing Syndrome--Dirty House: @CreepyQueryGirl

Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors:

7 Reference Resources for Writers and Editors: @writing_tips

A Writer's Perspective on Writers: @emergentpublish

Thoughts on what's next in YA publishing: @pubperspectives

How to Stress Less in a Video Interview: @sparkhire

Writing a Strong Opening Chapter:

Tips for improving focus and increasing productivity while writing at home: @nickdaws

Tips for Writing a Strong Female Character: @LizCLong

A Tip for Creating Suspense: @ollinmorales

Endings and Beginnings--Finding the Reader-Satisfying "Loops" in Your Story:

A New (Free) Way to Sell Books from your Sidebar: @jfbookman

The Slow Blog Manifesto and 8 Reasons for New Authors to Slow Blog: @annerallen

Strong Details for Strong Reader Emotions: @sherrythomas

Creating a Scene: Three Part Harmony: @behlerpublish

Tips for a 2000 word a day writing habit: @lifehackorg

What's Wrong Here? Figuring Out Why a Scene Doesn't Work: @janice_hardy

What Working Out Taught 2 Writers about Writing: @wordsxo

The grammar of a folktale plot:

7 Writers Who Died Young: @PWxyz

Making Tension Tense: @victoriamixon

Role of the Literary Agent in a Changing Marketplace: @howtowriteshop

Writing Prompts: Defeat Writer's Block And Generate Ideas: @woodwardkaren

Tips for Editing Your Work:

How Readers Discovered a Debut Novel: A Case Study:

When Writers Think About Adapting Their Novel for TV: @UWwriters

Using DRM to Enable ebook Resales?

Character Development - Getting Real: @aimeelsalter

Writing Rules and Fantasy: Adverbs: @VickyThinks

What Writers Can Learn From Downton Abbey: @jamesscottbell

The Secret To a Successful Concept: @storyfix

Indie Publishing in 2013: Why We Can't Party Like It's 2009: @annerallen

10 Reasons Your Screenplay Sucks (and how to fix it): @medkno

4 Ways Writers Sabotage Themselves On Facebook: @authormedia

7 Tips for Making Life Work as a Mom and a Writer: @michellerafter

Writing what you know--it's about character development:

Avant-garde novelist Mark Z. Danielewski is changing the way we read e-books: @slate

Worldbuilding--how much is enough? @davidbcoe

Tips for what to do after finishing a first draft: @janice_hardy

Understanding Screenwriting: Argo, The Sessions, Cloud Atlas:

A Community Means Getting a Response: @jfbookman

A character's mental voice is like all the goofy (or not) quotes they've ever memorized: @juliettewade

Dramatic Action Is More Than Doing Stuff: @mooderino

The Neuroscience of Creativity: @creativitypost

Character Development: Make Them Angry: @ava_jae

10 Things Writers Should Expect From Literary Agents: @RoganBarbara