Sunday, May 19, 2013


 by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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Strategies for Turning Impersonal Info Dumps into Compelling Copy: @jodierennered
Stalking the Muse: @ashkrafton
To Save Indies, Publishers Need to ReConsider DRM: @dearauthor

Creating a reader-friendly website: @ellenmgregg_nh
Why Literary Agents Attend Writers Conferences: @KarenDionne
One Writers Conference Can Be All the Catalyst You Need: @hopeclark @bookbaby
How to Promote an Audiobook: @dinasantorelli
Tips and an exercise for writing better dialogue: @hookedonnoir @kristenlambtx
Writing Tip: Clustering:
Understanding screenwriting (analysis of various movies and TV shows): @slant_magazine
Using Language To Evoke Emotion: @woodwardkaren
Perils of the Writer: Clarity and "Literary" Writing:
Great Scene: "Fight Club": @gointothestory
Book Marketing Using Paid Promotion: Targeted Email Lists: @thecreativepenn
Dealing with Bad Reviews: @jakonrath
Creating Perks for a Crowdfunded Writing Project: @jasonboog
Why Do We Keep Making Ebooks Like Paper Books? @gizmodo
The Joys of 1-Star Reviews:
10 Screenwriting Lessons You Can Learn From Forrest Gump:
When is it OK to Blog Your Book? @annerallen
10 Literary Beers to Drink While Reading: @flavorpill
I Don't Need a Hero: The Kick-Ass Heroines of Gaming: @c_morgs65
A Look at a Middle Grade Query Letter: @janice_hardy
How to Write a Screenplay in Nine (Not So) Easy Steps: @scriptmag
Why Suddenly Is a Four-Letter Word: @KMWeiland
100 Things for Authors To Tweet About: @authormedia
How to Write a Memorable Beginning and Ending: @write_practice
A look at 3rd person POV: @fictorians
Fiction Writing Exercises: Symbols and Symbolism: @melissadonovan
Comfort food for the long wait:
Don't Write A Drama Spec:
Tips for better blog posts: @EdieMelson
Songwriting Tip: Writing The Bridge: @usasongs
What are agents looking for in a writer? @carlywatters
Synopsis Writing 101: @MyraJohnson
Thoughts on how subplots fit into the main story: @DeeWhiteauthor
Artists and writers: drop the confusion and define your own labels: @originalimpulse
With More Authors Self-Publishing Each Year, How Will Your Book Get Noticed? @thecreativepenn
The Most Common Dialogue Errors In Screenplays:
How to Set Tone and Mood in Your Scenes: @janice_hardy
How To Guarantee Yourself a Rejection: @behlerpublish
Demystifying Contracts: Novels – Discounted Royalties: @amazingstories0
When Should Writers Get Critiques? @jodyhedlund
Handling Story Problems: @mooderino
Colon review: @missedperiods
The sexual jeopardy device in sf/f: @ThGalaxyExpress
"Indie First?" What Is Best In Publishing? @chuckwendig
Beyond the same-old fantasy culture: Nine authors worth reading: @juliettewade
When Should You Send Your Short Story Out For Critique? @woodwardkaren
Hugh Howey on Why Writers Need an Author Platform: @hughhowey @danblank
How To Create And Maintain The Habit Of Writing: @woodwardkaren
Use Relationship Marketing to Sell Books: @bookmarketer
The Art of Modeling--How Other People's Books Can Make Yours Better:
7 lessons from 7+ years blogging: @amytschubert
Choosing your genre: @JanetKGrant
How to Set Tone and Mood in Your Scenes: @Janice_Hardy
This Is The BEST Time To Be A Writer, If You Work For It: @danblank
How to Write Multiple POVs: @ava_jae
How a marketing scientist wishes that Amazon reviews worked: @SEOmoz @dr_pete
1 trad. published author tells about her positive self-pub experience: @ElisNaughton
Writing with Repercussions: @susanjmorris
Publishing With A Small Press: Yes, No, Maybe? @mollygreene
2Tips to Take Your Dialogue to a New Level: @hookedonnoir @kristenlambtx
Live First, Write Later: The Case for Less Creative-Writing Schooling: @Jon_Reiner
How to Stick with It When You're Learning Something New On Your Own: @lifehackorg
Digital publishing and the loss of intimacy: @fjdekermadec
How to get better feedback: @berkun
5 Cases of "Which"/"That" Confusion: @writing_tips
The Author Solutions lawsuit--a time for restraint: @Porter_Anderson @sarahw @MickRooney7777 @DavidGaughran
7 things 1 new author has learned so far: @writersdigest
Tetris Effect + Genetics: Why We Write: @poetrynews
A Complicated Genre– Telling Your Own Story: @wendylawton
The rejected writer: @karencv
Saggy book middles: @tarynalbright
Be precise but avoid unnecessary details:
How to trim the fat from your story: @nickthacker
Tips for finding fresh ideas:
Why Suddenly Is a Four-Letter Word: @kmweiland
Marking Time with the Viewpoint Character: @noveleditor
Why Does Horror Have Such a Bad Reputation? @thisisdannyg
Triggers And Taboos In Fiction: @VeronicaSicoe
Writing an epic--getting stuck: @matty_gibbon
5 Tips for Submitting to Writing Contests: @EDFsChronicles
Freelance Writers--Building a Writer's Portfolio:
Social Media Rule #1 for Writers – Be Social: @DevourerofBooks
The Art of Asking People to Buy our Books: @Rachel_Aaron
What the heck does a book cost? @Scholarlykitchn
Remember the Quiet Moments: @Lydia_sharp
Social Media for Authors: Where Do You Start? @mybookshepherd
How to embed tweets and follow conversations: @stevebuttry
Emotions Belong To Readers: @mooderino
10 Tips To Finish What You Start: @lifehackorg
Creative Researching:
Views on viewpoint:
A List of Things Scott Turow Doesn't Care About: @davidgaughran
How To Get Out of the Slush Pile: @Martinaaboone
What's to love about Goodreads? @Indie_Jane
Reading as an Agent: @martinaaboone
Communication Breakdown for your novel's dialogue: @DavidCorbett_CA
6 ways to market children's books: @LauraPepWu
Goals for You and for Your Characters: @plotwhisperer
When you suspect you've been taken for a ride by your publisher: @JapanLite
How to use the QueryTracker site: @janelebak
Diversity in Writing: @martinaaboone
Does your book need an index? @SueCollier
Creating amid chaos: @JennaAvery
5 Ways to Stay Physically Healthy While You Write: @chrisrobley
How to unlock personal truth through intuitive writing: @justinemusk
Dan Brown has got readers. Has he got talent? @Porter_Anderson @MichaelPDeacon @JakeKerridge @mollydriscoll
How To Punctuate Dialogue In Your Prose: @writerscramp1
What's Your Character's Deal Breaker?: A Key to Compelling Characters: @dannymanus
How Indie Authors can use NetGalley: @BiblioCrunch
Impact character(s): @glencstrathy
Tips for creating a viral book trailer: @tferriss
Characters for hire: @ClayStafford
What Works in Real Life Works Just as Well in Writing: @EdieMelson
Roundtable on Unreliable Narrators:
A reader explains why readers don't owe authors anything: @mittenstrings
Joe Konrath responds to questions: @JAKonrath
How to beat a creative block: @FortheCreators
Advice for writers waffling over whether to start a project: @EdanL
Finding beta readers: @goblinwriter
4 Ways Google+ Communities Help Authors Build Their Platforms: @genelempp
The Slow Death of The Old Paradigm Author: @kristenlambtx
5 Steps to Take Before You Publish Your Blog Post: @wherewriterswin
Time Management for Writers: @nancyjcohen
Just Get On With The Story? @mooderino
Scheduling options for freelancers:
Tips for taking your spec script to market: @gointothestory
Dos and Don'ts of Working with an Editor: @fictorians
Writers selling to writers: @Porter_Anderson @PBSMediaShift @MissAdventuring  @ChuckWendig
Marking Time with the Viewpoint Character: @noveleditor
Writing advice from 14 spec fiction authors: @22words
Spring Clean Your Writing: @howtowriteshop
At 9 p.m. EST, joining #indiechat to discuss going from trad. pub to self-pub.  @bibliocrunch
Falls (pushing) as a murder method in crime fiction: @mkinberg
The wages of platforming: @Porter_Anderson @DonMaass @RLLaFevers
How to create a marketing plan for a self-pubbed book: @NickThacker
Tips for putting your villain in a crisis situation: @WhiskySageMusic
Use of cars as a murder weapon in crime fiction: @mkinberg