Sunday, August 25, 2013


by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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Amazon adds author new book e-mails: @BufoCalvin
Arming Your Characters with a Strong Point of View: @scriptmag @brettwean
Should You Ever Redeem Your Bad Guys? @KMWeiland

On subtext: @junglereds
The Importance of Output: Could You Be Doing More? @jodyhedlund
What to Remember When Attending a Writing Conference:
Starting out as a freelancer: @jbdzyne_camping
Plotting, Pantsing, and Knowing When To Let Go: @kalongshore @martinaaboone
Likeable characters need a bit of weakness: @swan_tower
The move from writing textbooks to writing fiction: @womenwriters @1snailview
Blind Spots and Obsessions in Historical Fiction: What Were They Thinking?
Fiction vs. Reality: @juliekibler
The importance of being interruptible: @jeffgoins
Why Watching TV Can Actually Be Good For a Writer: @ZacharyPetit @writersdigest
The importance of writing tighter: @jameslrubart
Is Google Plus Important for Search Engine Optimization? @jeffbullas
Why Did Rowling Make it Big With Harry Potter But Not With Her Pen Name? @jodyhedlund
So When Are You Going To Write A Proper Book, Then? (for short fiction writers): @fcmalby
Tips on Writing Memoir: @janatude
How music helps 1 writer write: @nailyournovel @BenGalley
List of phrases for writers to avoid:
7 Writing Myths: @booktrust
10 Types of Rotten Writing Advice: @bunnyape
12 ways to improve your writing: @blogger_beat
Screenwriting is always rewriting: @scriptcat
Key components of nonfiction books: @bizauthor
The Psychopath Test and Do Writers Fail? @TheBrandonShire
10,000 Words by Women about Writing: @BookswBenefits
Various plotting methods: @penandmuse
Unexpected lessons from 1 year of blogging: @singingfool1224
Understanding social proof and how to make it work for you: @bizauthor
Pride and Prejudice; Or, Why Jerks Like Darcy are Always Welcome: @BookswBenefits
The Specter of Similar Ideas: @scriptcat
The Natural World in Anne of Green Gables: @ladieswhowrite
Author Mary Karr on writing and living sober: @marykarrlit
Screenwriting: the problem with "we see":
Writing pitfall--Mary Sue: @Jen_328 @WriteDivas
Reviews--bloggers, reviewers, and street teams: @LynnAAR
Envy and Your Creative Life: @DouglasEby
How to write realistic dialogue using subtexting (scroll down for post): @Brandilyn
Describe with Telling Details—Character: @ava_jae
9 Inspirational Bits of Advice From Anne Rice, Catherine Coulter, David Morrell and Others: @writersdigest @ZacharyPetit
How to Sell More Books By Optimizing Your Metadata: @thecreativepenn @JaneFriedman
8 Promises You're Making to Readers—and Then Breaking: @KMWeiland
Foods To Help Your Creativity: @writersbureau
Grounding Your Story in Reality: @fictorians @jamesorrinwrite
A reason to pick up the phone: your characters and the call: @ajackwriting
The troubled marriage that inspired Nora Ephron: @salon
Dos and Don'ts for succeeding as romantic novelist: @freya_north
Ruth Rendell: 'Kill off Inspector Wexford? I don't want to do that': @RossLogan82
A site that analyzes your writing to see what famous author you write like: @iwritelike
Ruminations on book promo: @lv_lewis
Trust your instincts: @lv_lewis @writedivas
Does feedback on your screenplay equal disappointment? @scriptcat
Plausibility in Fiction: Is it a Sacred Requirement or an Oppressive Sacrilege? @tlloydreilly @readlearnwrite
7 Tips to Finding Your Writing Voice: @jeffbullas
Starting Over is Essential to Your Creativity and Success: @ADDerWORLD
Breaking Out Of A Creative Rut: @chalkboardmag
What not to say to a writer: @ScottishBkTrust @kirstenmckenzie
More tips for running a successful Kickstarter campaign: @bbeaulieu
Perils of Writing a Real-Life Protagonist: @RapSheetmag
A collection of articles on writing romance:
On Writing Short Horror: @SelahJanel
Screenwriting--rewriting vs editing:
How to Write Your First Book in 33 Easy Steps: @electricLit {lang}
What 1 Reader Learned About Getting Married From Dystopian YA: @BookishHQ
Longhand Pages: A Writing Touchstone: @helenl0we
Reworking an old story instead of continuing writing a new one: @SeattleAuthor
The very individual journey of novelists: @StephanieCowell
Writing Well Will Cost You: @JadedIbisPress @DawnRaffel
Some scripts are perfectly good reads, but aren't any good on the set: @scriptcat
A collection of jokes for writers:
Diversity for the 'Cultureless': @ShanaMlawski
Profanity in Genre Fiction: @NatRusso
You've Written a Cliché? Here's How to Slay It. @bluepencil2
10 Writing and Publishing Myths Debunked: @MichelleKrys
How to Find Great Content to Share on Twitter: @smexaminer
"Dudes, stop reading your reviews!" @celine_kiernan
7 Inspirational Self-Publishing Tips To Learn From Barbara Cartland:
Connecting With The Past When Writing A Historical Novel: @WriteHistNovels @StephanieCowell
8 online writing communities: @SMisDynamite
What to do when you're having an off-day with your writing:
Don't Bet on the Muse:
Donald Wollheim and the Ace Double Novel: @KirkusReviews
5 1/2 Steps for Making Feedback Work for Us: @jamigold
10 tips for building a great critique group: @JennyHansenCA
Estate planning for writers: @sarahahoyt
Ways self-pubbed authors could be ripped off: @passivevoiceblg
Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell: @angelaackerman
Are Your Dreams Standing in the Way of Writing Success? 5 Dreams That Can Interfere With Your Goals: @annerallen
5 Steps to Better Character Arcs: @JordanMcCollum @Janice_Hardy
Writing a Novel in 15 Steps: From Initial Idea to Querying: @ava_jae
A reminder--back up your writing: @PassiveVoiceBlg
Getting 3rd person POV right: @aliventures
Business of Screenwriting: The Niceties – Manners Matter: @scriptmag
Photographs, Fantasy, Cover Design and Neil Gaiman: @amazingstories0
Seven Deadly Sins Of Novel Writing: @angelaackerman
Is There a Place for Realism in Your Writing Dreams?
The Single Largest Cause of Writer's Block–Might Not Be What You Believe: @kristenlambtx
11 Exhausted SF Tropes to Avoid: @CarrieCuinn
"Save the Cat" and moviemaking: @slate
10 Points For Achieving Professional Status as a Writer: @bob_brooke
Backstory. Get Over It. @_mdwaters
The One Thing that Separates Great Writers from the Rest: @losapala
23 Literary Agent Query Letters That Worked: @galleycat @jasonboog
Why We All Need To Become Better Writers Right Now: @forbes @kennethhein
5 Reasons Perseverance is the Most Important Quality for a Writer: @Woollz
A Healthy Approach to Editing a Chaotic Draft: It's About Mindset: @vgrefer
25 Editing Tips for Tightening Your Copy: @thewritelife
Tips for better pacing: @BridgetMcKenna
7 Hemingway quotes on writing: @InkTanked
Surviving the Odds as A Debut Novelist: @ThreeGuys1Book
78 Tools for Writing and Previewing Markdown: @mashable
Quick and Dirty Edit Tips:
4 Ways to Optimize Your Listing:
Amazon Exclusivity – Pros and Cons: @RinelleGrey
Time Management for Writers: @Woollz
Writing for the Senses: @writeangleblog
How To Find Your Target Market: @nickthacker @thecreativepenn
Scene and Sequel: @Wix
Free Tools to Improve Your Author Marketing With Google +: @wherewriterswin
Why You Should Get Serious About Your Writing Schedule: @MenwithPens
Unclear Character Goals: @Ross_B_Lampert
Tips for Authors on Amazon: @tonyeldridge
Craft and Art: @theodoragoss
Book Layout & Editing For Writers—Hyphen, En-dash and Em-dash:
1 writer wonders if she'd equipped to teach her craft?
Live what you write:
About writing and money when you're young and a girl: @xerinstewart
When Words Get in the Way: @bridgetmckenna
Correct use of apostrophes:
Outlining a story:
How To Self-Publish A Bestseller: Publishing 3.0: @TechCrunch @jaltucher
Is Urban Fantasy The Next Genre Neanderthal? @erchristensen
Why Protagonists Must Have Some Virtues: @ozzywood
What's Your Story About? Pitch Perfectly: @lindasclare
How to Write a Short Story: @WorkInProwess
4 Ways Adaptation Can Help Your Writing: @daisymartey
12 Truths About Blogging: @HeatherCupcakes
Are Creative Types Just A Bunch Of Slackers? @mitchjoel
Writers are stupid: @matthaig1
7 Writing Myths: @booktrust
Author Mary Karr on writing and living sober: @marykarrlit
9 Inspirational Bits of Advice From Anne Rice, Catherine Coulter, David Morrell and Others: @writersdigest @ZacharyPetit
The troubled marriage that inspired Nora Ephron: @salon
5 Steps To Writing The Perfect Cover Letter For Your Novel:
Rules for Creative Writing (& Happiness): @mindykaling @PsychCentral
5 1/2 Steps for Making Feedback Work for Us: @jamigold
10 Writing and Publishing Myths Debunked: @MichelleKrys
An authors-for-libraries effort: @Porter_Anderson @doctorow
5 Ways To Beat Exposition: @JimMercurio
Being an aspiring writer: @Esssjay
Crafting an Epic – The First Step: @matty_gibbon
Allegations of bullying in the book-recommendation community: @Porter_Anderson @otown @laurenpippa
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