Sunday, August 11, 2013


 by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig
Twitterific links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 20,000 free articles on writing related topics. It's the search engine for writers.
Sign up for our free newsletter for bimonthly writing tips and interviews with top contributors to the WKB or like us on Facebook.
Mike Fleming and writing coach James Scott Bell are offering an online, interactive, writing program to help make your next novel great. It's called "Knockout Novel" and you can learn more about it at Knockout
Do it yourself? 10 tips for beginners from top self-publishing sites: @darlawrites
Indie Author Organizations for Publicity: @cateartios

How Genre Labeling Keeps Some Books from Being Discovered:
Writing, Art and Outlining: @fcmalby
7 Reasons You Should Have a Songwriting Process: @usasong
Authorial Artists: 5 Painters Who Also Wrote: @chris_shultz81
30 Days of Screenplays "Little Miss Sunshine": @gointothestory
How to Develop a Daily Writing Habit: @rfwilliford
How to Keep Writing When You're Scared of Failure: @diymfa
How to be found on the internet: @CarrieCuinn
Want to Read More? Think About Audiobooks: @booklifenow
Improving your odds of getting published: @storyfix
Give your character a lie: @bethvogt
Reviews - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: @maryannwrites
Retired and Writing:
The outlaw hero: @NykiBlatchley
The 5 deadly sins writers don't see in their own writing: @rxena77
3 Types of Headings: @writing_tips
The Truth About Having Time to Create: @JeffreyDavis108
An author rounds up the most memorable criticism of her career: @AdriennedeWolfe
Adaptations: Passionate, Not Precious: @jtjarzemsky
5 Traps of the Imagination John Grisham Helped 1 Writer See: @VanderwarkerT
What to expect when going to a writing conference: @JenTalty
How typeface influences the way we read and think: @passivevoiceblg
4 Things Barnes & Noble Could Do to Stay Competitive: @dearauthor
How To Make a Book Cover with Public Domain Images: @jasonboog
10 Free (or Mostly Free) Book Launch Strategies: @bookbaby
New Literary Forms for Self-Publishers: @ornaross
Is It Worth Being in the Amazon Associates Program? @goblinwriter
Building your author platform--Goodreads: @tonyriches
Should you change your book's cover? Tips for success: @dirtywhitecandy
8 Promises You're Making to Readers—and Then Breaking: @KMWeiland
Help with show, don't tell: @BridgetMcKenna
Screenwriting – Character Outlining:
11 Tips On How To Become A Better Writer: @woodwardkaren
Maybe You *Shouldn't* Be a Freelance Writer: @danasitar
9 More Twitter Tips for Writers Confounded by Twitter: @rsquaredd
On Error-Correction and Formative Fictions:
4 More Things Published Authors Know:
4 ways to be a polite screenwriter: @Bambookiller
4 Ways Images Can Inspire Writing:
Focus on One Book Series or Start Multiple Series? @goblinwriter
5 Red Flags for a "Self" or "Indie" Publisher and Author: @mybookshepherd
Proof Copies: Do You REALLY need them?
Tips for designing and formatting ebooks: @pubmybook
How to Connect With More Readers in Just 5 Minutes: @duolit
2 things an agent isn't: @JanetKGrant
10 Never-Fail Ideas for Twitter Updates: @EdieMelson
Dig deep and get to the heart of a character by asking 'why': @livewritethrive
How to Craft a Happy Ending: @waynesmom
5 Lies Writers Tell Themselves: @losapala
The horrors of self-promotion: @SeanBeaudoin
Know your characters before you start writing: @JE_Tankersley
Does publishing need *more* gatekeepers? @Porter_Anderson
Is “Copyright Protection” an Oxymoron? @Porter_Anderson @beccarosen
Developing a Strong Third-Person Voice: @JodieRennerEd
Bezos purchases the Post--and analysts weigh in: @Porter_Anderson @mathewi @koxinga21
Fear and loathing at the bookstore: @Porter_Anderson @juderogers
How to Make Adverbs Work for You: @janice_hardy
3 pillars of fiction: @KatiaRaina1
What Not to Think About When You're Writing:
What Zombies Can Teach Us about Writing: @lyndaryoung
Your Career in Indie Screenwriting: @scriptmag @jeffrichards
NA, YA & MG book reviewers: @SA_Larsen
Tropes vs Women from a writer's perspective: @ajackwriting @femfreq
10 Simple Tips for Self-Editing: @melissadonovan
Writing is rewriting: @shalvatzis
Freelancers--query writing is just as important as the paid content you deliver: @TiceWrites
Revisiting Our Writing Resolutions: @DeniseVegaBooks
1 writer argues against getting ISBNs for your ebooks: @willentrekin
Using Satan as a character: @LouMorgan
Genre mashups: @mikemartinez72
No More Excuses: Find An Editing Partner:
Are you hoarding your writing? @LaurieEpps2
Why characters are the heart of your novel - & how you can write them effectively: @NailYourNovel
Writing Blind, a Creative Force: @blindspothannah @womenwriters
You just sold your book! Now what?
Female Friendships in Fiction: @RileyRedgate @writeangleblog
What makes a picture book manuscript stand out? @SimoneKaplan
Secrets Your Inner Critic Would Kill to Keep: @losapala
3 Ways to Turn Blog Failure Into Success: @jfbookman
To Swag or Not to Swag? @JeannieLin
The Real Problem with Mythology in Television: @LBGale
What is Neo-Noir Fiction? @litreactor @wickerkat
How To Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets: @jasonboog @galleycat
The writing challenge that knows you have a life: #ROW80
That Second Look at Your First Draft: @elspethwrites
Linking to independent bookstores using Indiebound: @chuckwendig
5 Appositive Phrases with Punctuation Problems: @writing_tips
6 Common Myths about Book Reviews: @bookmarketer
How to Develop Characters Intuitively: @losapala
Is This Too Erudite For Modern Readers? @Peculiar
The Greatest American Novel? 9 Experts Share Their Opinions: @KSHartnett
What Writers Can Learn From Entrepreneurs: @ollinmorales
Is it Fair for Authors to Review Other Authors? Do We Ruin the Magic? @KristenLambTX
Writing Scenes You Haven't Seen: @PatrickRwrites
Revealing a Character's Past Without Falling Into Backstory: @Janice_Hardy
8 Promises You're Making to Readers—and Then Breaking: @KMWeiland
Eliminating "thought verbs" from our writing: @Porter_Anderson @chuckpalahniuk
Free Print Book Resource for Authors: @bookbaby @JFBookman
Genre Fiction and Digital Publishing: A Marriage Made in Heaven: @DennisAbrams2 @Pubperspectives
Tips for a Series Bible: @jemifraser @writeangleblog
The Impact Character: @glencstrathy
Do you know a good rejection when you see one? @EdieMelson
When it's time to listen to your body (carpal tunnel): @KristinNador
10 Essential Neo-Noir Authors: @wickerkat
7 Rules for Dialogue: @advicetowriters
Are There Rules for Writing Seat-of-the-Pants? @JessicaDotta
The Secret to Including Drama in Your Creative Writing: @PatrickRwrites
5 Tips For Curing Writer's Block: @jeanoram
On Writing Risks, and the Safety Net: @KatZhang
The Magical Midpoint Moment: @jamesscottbell
5 Ways to Support Your Favorite Authors: @ava_jae
The Marketing Questionnaire: @kcraftwriter
Keys to Understanding Amazon's Algorithms: @bookgal @JFBookman
What J.K. Rowling's pseudonymous novel says about commercial success: @nathanbransford
Top 7 Strategies for Blog Marketing: @JFBookman
8 Online Productivity Tools For Writers: @thecreativepenn
Alternative story structures: @ingridsundberg
The How and Why of Author Newsletters: @steenaholmes
5 Ways to Limit Your Character's Options - and Make Your Story Better: @mooderino
Writing is rewriting--style: @shalvatzis
AmazonCrossing Publishes More Books in Translation than Anyone Else (In 2013. Probably.): @chadwpost
Neil Gaiman on the spooky art of writing: @neilhimself @geoffboucher
How To Improve Your Writing In Your Sleep: @writersrelief
The cross-pollination of reality and fiction: @cwrenpress
5 Literary Magazines That Restore 1 Writer's Faith in Publishing: @writerscramp1
Over-Researching Your Writing: @PeterSaintClair
Improvise, Adapt, and Overcome—Writers of the Digital Age: @KristenLambTX
5 Quotes to Plot Your Novel By: @fictionnotes
Words and phrases that may be bloating or weakening your writing: @BridgetMcKenna
An Easy Tip for Developing Story Ideas: @janice_hardy
Ideas for promoting your self-pubbed book: @JCMells
How to Sell More Books By Optimizing Your Metadata: @thecreativepenn @JaneFriedman
Automated Online Proofreaders: Are They Worth It? @LyndaRYoung
Crowdsource Your Self-Publishing Project without Asking for Money: @livewritethrive @danasitar
The Establishing Shot & Your Novel: @ashkrafton
4 Tips for Worldbuilding Success: @kcrosswriting
5 Tips to Effective Dialogue: @MaloneEditorial
33 Unusual Tips To Being A Better Writer: @thoughtcatalog
Human Eyes on the Manuscript: @authorterryo
How to Successfully Self-Publish a Kindle eBook: @jeffgoins