Sunday, March 24, 2013


 by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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Book Design Quick Tips for Self-Publishers: @jfbookman
5 tips for writing humor: @fictionnotes
On the Interbook Indecision: @KgElfland2ndCuz
What writers need to know about the business of writing: @kristinerusch
How To Use Stereotypes In Writing Fiction: @VeronicaSicoe
Are Self-Pub Books the New Slush Pile? @rachellegardner
9 Tips To Develop A Winning Blog Personality: @HeidiCohen
5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Authors: @goblinwriter
Crime fiction sleuths who aren't conventionally attractive: @mkinberg

Need a unique way to round out your flat characters? Try stressing the characters out: @DianeKrause2

Dated reference or lexicon? @authorterryo

5 Industry Trends Requiring Every Writer’s Attention: @janefriedman

Rumors of the ISBN’s Demise: @Porter_Anderson @ljndawson @Personanondata @MickRooney7777

How 1 writer's Amazon sales translated into income: @Porter_Anderson @salon

The Used-Digital Debate: @porter_anderson @LloydJassin @JDGsaid

Troubleshooting your mystery novel:

"Everybody Publishes, You Stinking Gatekeeper": @Porter_Anderson @oxfordthrillers @hughmcguire

Writing a realistic plea bargain scene: @DADiaries
Physical Attributes Entry: Stomach: @angelaackerman
Is Jane Austen Overhyped or Underappreciated? @slate

Writer's guide to G.I.M.P.--image reflections on glass: @clarissadraper
Why Do Female Authors Dominate Young-Adult Fiction? @Meg_Lewit
How to Get Your ISBN: @MyBookShepherd
Let Music Set the Mood: @MsAnnAguirre
Quality writing time: @julie_gray
"Promoting your Book on Facebook and Twitter is a Total Waste of Time": @MaryWWalters
Worldbuilding--Crafting Cultural Interactions: @juliettewade
Pace Your Novel Perfectly: @lindasclare
On Being a Professional Amateur:
Hyphens vs. Dashes vs. Commas:
Top 10 Tips For Self-Publishing Print Books On Createspace: @thecreativepenn @GunBossBooks
Another Class Action Suit Launched Against PublishAmerica: @victoriastrauss
Tips for submission letters: @writersdigest
5 Things Children Teach Us About Writing: @writenowcoach
The Bad PR Hangover (and How to Avoid It): @SharonBially
8 ways to be a happy author: @rachellegardner
5 Quick Tips to Writing More: @kathysteffen
Secret sauce for a good book: Re-vision: @JordanMcCollum
6 Months of Vocabulary Practice: @write_practice
On Behalf of Neglected Night Creatures: @thisishorror
Top 10 Stupid Movie Quotes About Reading: @NewDorkReview
The Crazy Plan to Save Barnes & Noble: @passivevoiceblg
Script To Screen: "Notting Hill": @gointothestory
Identifying the Character Tics in "Lost": @suelange
Sex in SF/F: For the sake of the story: @mikemartinez72
How to Raise Funds for Your Book Project: @wherewriterswin
5 Steps To A Successful Digital Rewrite: @chris_shultz81
Why One-Star Reviews Matter: @selfpubreview
Write Like a Lawyer: 5 Tips for Fiction Writers: @ChuckSambuchino
Tips for completing a novel: @ronvitale
Tips for stronger book sales for self-pubbed authors: @rxena77
How 1 writer uses music as part of his creative process: @byrozmorris @agnieszkassshoes
How to Write a Novel as a Collaborative Team: @adriennedewolfe
The Biggest Problem With Trick Endings: @kmweiland
5 reasons readers love your story: @LisaCron
Should Independent Authors Have Their Books Translated into Foreign Languages? @goblinwriter
Considerations when planning your literary estate: @kristinerusch
How to Get Help from Amazon: @Authopublisher
1 writer advises us to never delete unwanted story bits: @write_practice
The Business of Screenwriting: Everything you wanted to know about specs: @gointothestory
How to Use Introversion for Career and Personal Success: @lifehacker
1 writer explains how to be more prolific:
Accessing Creative Energy:
How Much Time Should Writers Spend Blogging? @scottmarlowe
Using a Variety of Ebook Price Points:
Netflix says it's a great time to be a writer: @rule17
Pay attention to commas when using the words since and because: @livewritethrive
5 Key Questions to Ask as You Write Your Novel:
7 Deadly Myths and 3 Inspired Truths About Book Editing: @StillpointDigPr
5 Tips to Writing a Great Historical Novel: @MyBookTherapy
5 Tips To Avoid A Blah Blah Blog: @wherewriterswin
How Much Money Amazon Is Making From The Kindle? @sai @passivevoiceblg
5 Unconventional Fantasy Relationships: @rajanyk
How To Write Short Stories: @woodwardkaren
How to Bring Subjects to Life in Your Nonfiction Writing: @amywilentz
Answers to Questions About Tense: @writing_tips
Taking your writing seriously: @writersrelief
Classic Characters Whose Flaws Make Them Great: @BenClayborne
Losing Sight of the Target: @StinaLL
Why Hunter S. Thompson Would've Loved Author Rank: @copyblogger
Great Characters: Vincent Vega ("Pulp Fiction"): @gointothestory
Tricks Your Left Brain is Playing On You (And What You Can Do About It): @lifehacker
Lazy Ways to Keep The Reader Hooked - The Dan Brown Secret: @yeomanis
Ebook parts: @jakonrath
The art of biography is alive and well: @guardianbooks
Re-Posting Old Blog Posts: @Janice_hardy
5 Hilarious Reasons Publishers Rejected Classic Best-Sellers: @passivevoiceblg
10 Giveaway Freebies to Get Readers to Opt-in:
Can Libraries Lend eBooks Without DRM? @gluejar
Where's the Line between Spamming and Sharing? @jamigold
Tips for a better LinkedIn profile: @JennyHansenCA @KristenLambTX
Analyzing Story Structure: @woodwardkaren
5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Authors: @goblinwriter
25 commandments for journalists: @guardianbooks
Writing A Feel Good Story: @woodwardkaren
4 reasons an agent kept reading recent queries: @petejknapp
An agent explains when to revise your manuscript and when to keep submitting: @carlywatters
How to Produce and Distribute Your Own Audiobook: @bookbaby
23 Ways To Promote Your Blog: @HeidiCohen
10 shifted perspective novels 1 reader would like to see: @readingape
Neologisms, Pseudowords, & The Pleasures of Deviant Language in Fantastika: @sfsignal
The Secret of Success: Stop Trying to Be Famous: @jeffgoins
Great Scene: "Double Indemnity": @gointothestory
Memorable openings in science fiction: @amazingstories0
The Case For Libraries: @passivevoiceblg
Why Cliffhangers Keep Readers in Your Raft: @jefishman
6 Ways to Fall in Love with Writing: @litreactor @robdyoungwrites
How to Stay Calm and Creative while Coping with Stress: @brandenbarnett
Novel experiments in publishing: @JennWebb
Check your ebook files before you publish them: @behlerpublish
Do you need a literary agent? @dirtywhitecandy
4 Elements of Epic Storytelling: @mythicscribes
Writing Workshop: How To Tell When You Need That Boost: @diymfa
Is Scrivener Right For You? @NMusch
A Five Author Street Team = Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen? @Tracy_March
Scene questionnaire:
How to Write a One Page Proposal: @shalvatzis
Konrath's results using Amazon Select: @woodwardkaren
10 Creative Habits of the Pro Artist: @brandenbarnett
18 Bad Guys Who Were Way Too Easy to Defeat: @io9
15 famous beautiful creatures: @slant
Tips for writing realistic fight scenes: @thecreativepenn @JarrahLoh
Post price fixing settlement thoughts: @jane_l
Building a platform vs. promoting a book: @rachellegardner
The author has four faces: A writer's survival guide: @katewritesbooks
Write Your Truth: @jamesscottbell
Screenwriting Software: Adobe Story: @woodwardkaren
Structuring Your Scenes: Variations on the Sequel: @kmweiland
The Power of the Author Interview: @BookMarketer
Writing Historicals – How Accurate Must You Be?
Adding Contrast to Your Writing: Character: @ava_jae
Writing Vivid Scenes: @KatZhang
How to Find a Critique Group:
Being a smart author in a changed industry: @kristenlambTX @SusanSpann
2 self-pubbed authors debunk indie publishing myths: @SusanKayeQuinn @laurapauling
When You Have to Admit You've Failed: @alexisgrant
Engaging in non-writing art can influence your writing: @Jan_Ohara
Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012: @livewritethrive
13 Geeky Ways To Beat Writer's Block: @VeronicaSicoe
Writing a Character's Dark Side:
Violent Femmes: The Place of Women in Horror: @HorrorMovies
Top 10 vicious literary hatchet jobs: @telegraphbooks
How 1 writer began writing and stopped lying: @randysusanmeyer
Order to the Chaos of Life: Isabel Allende on Writing: @brainpicker
For the stressed-out writer: The 5-minute Guide to Meditation: Anywhere, Anytime: @lifehackorg