Sunday, July 7, 2013


By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
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A free directory of cover designers, formatters, freelance editors, and more:
9 facts about life that 1 writer has learned from writing about death: @danasitar

Pitching To Understaffed Media:

Cause-related marketing: @Kaylee_Kendall
Traumatizing Your Characters: How Vulnerable is Your Character? @finesarah
Answers to 18 Self-Publishing Questions: @jfbookman
Marketing Toolbox: Ebook Cards: @JLeaLopez @writeangleblog
Moving Out of Your Writing Comfort Zone: @do_north
3 Resources for Setting: @SherlockedSarah
3 Myths That Are Killing Literary Culture: @michellerichmon
How to Become a Your Own Story Idea Generator: @manon_eileen
Is Your Outline Killing Your Novel? @michellerichmond
Writing reviews--some guidelines and suggestions: @SmartBitches
25 Things To Know About Sexism & Misogyny In Writing & Publishing: @chuckwendig
Adding gravitas to your writing with quotes:
Script To Screen: "The Searchers" : @gointothestory
The Literary Appeal of Gods, Goddesses and Myths: @sfsignal
Are Your Multiple POVs Killing Your Story's Suspense? @KMWeiland
4 types of book titles that 1 reader is tired of: @BooksAreMyBFs
Selling your publisher on a particular title: @AdriennedeWolfe
Writing for Children: Four Traditional Publishing Steps: @karencv
How to Nail the Opening of Your Blog Post: @copyblogger
What's the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, Smashwords research suggests: @laurahazardowen
Even Alpha Writers Need Beta Readers: @tiffanyreisz  @Janice_hardy
How Book Advances Work: @michellerichmond
Character arcs at the climax: an example in high art: @JordanMcCollum
Thriller, Conspiracy and Action: @cockeyedcaravan
Death by Comparison: @beccapuglisi
The Pace of Productivity and How to Master Your Creative Routine: @brainpicker
An Inside Look at Today's Book Reviewers: @BooksAndPals
An agent lists 10 recent queries and what made her request the manuscript (or not request it): @forewordlit
Looking for ways to feel grateful when it comes to our writing: @Amy_Lamont
Gift Your Reader, Not Yourself: @SouthrnWritrMag @LindaAcaster
Author Confidence or Self-Doubt? @loislavrisa
World-Building 102: The Word-Smith's Craft:
Bestselling Fantasy Author Raymond E. Feist on Thirty Years of Writing: @refeist @amazonbooks
Wanted: Literary Mentor: @marcomcgrath @parisreview
Why Mid-List Indies & Agents Don't Add Up: @JoeNobodyAuthor @IndieReader
School Visits: Seeking Them Out and Setting Them Up:
Finding an agent: @Fictiffous @beth_barany
When you've written yourself into a corner, sometimes other writers can help you get out: @gaslightvt
Hacking away at your opening: @MartinaABoone @clazebnikwrites
What Makes Fiction Good? It's Mostly the Voice: @theatlantic @tanehisi
How to Write a Novel: 7 Tips: @jennifermcmahon @ChuckSambuchino
1 writer likes likeable characters--and dislikes a new way of dismissing female writers: @slate @jenniferweiner
An advocate for minimalist punctuation: @mstibbe
Give your Nemesis a plausible world view: @gointothestory
How to transform a comment troll into a human being: @paidcontent
10 ways to accelerate your writing process: @mstibbe
Rejection: A Critical Device: @litreactor
What Your Reading Rules Reveal About Your Personality: @onetruejeantt
8 Symbols That We Turned Into Words: @mental_floss
Getting Over Writer's Block: Listen To Your Characters: @woodwardkaren
Music inspires a short story writer's plots, mood, and characters: @jonpinnock @byRozMorris
Seven research tips for informed writing: @Claredodd
Business Basics for Today's Writer—Cover Letters and Proposals: @EdieMelson
9 Practices for Cultivating Creative Life: @CreatvEmergence
10 Points About Possessives: @writing_tips
Getting organized as a writer: @jennaavery
8 Steps to Create Visually Appealing Blog Posts: @rbelliston
Branding Yourself as a Scriptwriter: @jacobkrueger
3 Ways Your Book Can Sell Itself: @selfpubtoolkit
A quick tip to improve your writing: @changeitupedit
Self-Editing Tips and Tricks: @KristenJett
3 Tips for Naming Characters: @write_practice
As an Author, Is It Worth Being in the Amazon Associates Program? @goblinwriter
World Building Tips Learned at the Louvre: @Janice_Hardy
The importance of word of mouth: @Kristinerusch
Attracting Screenwriting Representation with a Strong Body of Work: @scriptmag
Using Excel to track writing goals and make financial goals: @woodwardkaren
A 3-week map for boosting your start-of-day productivity:
The climate of criticism: @jodyhedlund
Is There A New New Wave of Science Fiction, And Do We Need One Anyway? @tordotcom @davidmbarnett
How To Write A Compelling Pitch and Synopsis: @fcmalby
How Reading Makes Us More Human: @theatlantic @LoveLifeLitGod
Top Five Things Not to Put in your Query:
Develop Your Writing Through Inspirational Self-Critics: @lizstrauss
De-Clutter Your Mind to Become a More Productive Writer: @ticewrites
How to Build a Stockpile of Good Writing Ideas: @chrisrobley
What if Your Antagonist Isn't a Person? @kmweiland
Setting as a Character:
Physical Attributes Thesaurus Entry: Back: @BeccaPuglisi
Write a Query Letter that Compels Agents and Editor to Read More: @ninaamir
A brief history of Jennifer Weiner's literary fights: @salon @DPD_
Publishing Jargon-Buster: Ten Words Unpacked: @tordotcom @BellaPagan
Save the Cat! Video: José Silerio on Beat 15 – Final Image:
How long does it take to learn how to fight? Training up your protagonist: @ajackwriting
Your First Idea is Not (Usually) Your Best:
How Character Emotional Development Merges with Thematic Significance: @plotwhisperer
Turning Story Opening Don'ts Into Dos: @lisagailgreen @angelaackerman
10 Things to Remember About Sequels: @Janice_Hardy
Good Writers' Habits: Make Backups: @lyndaryoung
Nonfiction--How to Produce a Competitive Analysis of Your Book: @ninaamir
4 Tricks for Improving Your Fiction in One Day: @victoriamixon
Writing an opposite gender: @jeffcohen
10 common promo mistakes: @Bookgal
When Does a Writer Become an Author? @AnnieNeugebauer
Creating pre-publication buzz: @swkehoe
Writing the Smart Synopsis: @nancyjcohen
Memoir Writing: Scene, Summary, and Musing: @KarenJordan
Booksellers finding success through a leaner ordering method that helps eliminate returns: @kristinerusch
Thoughts on Parenting a Writer: @mollybackes
3 lessons 1 writer has learned from slush pile reading: @kaneville
A simple writing task to achieve mindfulness: @cptnrandy
Do Writers Need to Write by Hand? @writeitsideways @serbaughman
Why 1 writer tracks word count progress: @ava_jae
Old School Weird Fiction – The Bones of Horror: @ApexBookCompany @marysangiovanni
Read 5 books very similar to yours: @GLeeBurgett
So you're a writer and you think you want to be an agent? @carlywatters
Writing the High ROI Screenplay: @storydepartment
Military Romances and the Veteran Hero: @heroesnhearts
Poisonous mushrooms in crime fiction: @mkinberg
Which way should B&N go from here? @BKGKristen @laurahazardowen @Porter_Anderson

The Foolscap Method of Outlining: @SPressfield