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A Writer’s Guide to the Web

The May/June 2016 Writer’s Digest is your guide to making the most of the Web—and avoiding the worst of it. Most writers I know have a love/hate relationship with the Internet—and all that comes with it. Some days, we marvel at the capability to connect with writers and readers the world over, to publish without a middleman,...

Best Tweeps for Writers to Follow 2015

I used to make a Best Tweeps for Writers to Follow list on my Not Bob blog. Assuming we eventually get into Twitter for this month-long platform challenge, I thought I should bring it back. The list is fast, loose and fun. If you think you deserve to be on this list and you’re...

Prompt: Write the #WorstTweet Ever

It’s Friday, and that means everyone is ready for the weekend. It also means that many of you are hanging out on Twitter today instead of filing your TPS reports. (Didn’t you get that memo?) Here in the Ohio office, we’re working diligently, as always, but we know that our readers are probably ready...

Promote Your Book with Power-Bites

By Rob Eagar The more you rely on technology to spread your message, the more you must be brief. We live in a world of smaller screens, smaller attention spans, and smaller conversations where media platforms continuously shrink discussions. For instance, radio and TV interviews these days are typically no longer 3 – 6...

Top Tips From the Writer’s Digest Conference

The staying power of events like this weekend’s Writer’s Digest Conference comes down to one thing: Momentum. It’s energizing being in the company of so many like-minded people—the solidarity is encouraging, and the enthusiasm is contagious. Perhaps best of all, you don’t have to attend in person to pick up on the positive energy....

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/15/11)

  I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Best of Best Put Your Personality at the Center of Your Brand @DanBlank Five MUST-DO Book Publicity Tips @Writeitsideways 10 Ways to Beat Online Obscurity @copyblogger...

Best Tweets + Upcoming Events

Best Tweets is going on an early summer break due to upcoming conference travel and holiday travel—plus I’m wrapping up the academic year at University of Cincinnati. Look for its return in mid-July. Here are some excellent upcoming events where I’m teaching: 6 Key Components of an Online Author Platform (online class this Thursday,...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/20/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Best of Best How to earn your info dump@elizabethscraig 7 Pre-Launch Tips for A Successful Kickstarter Campaign @nathanielhansen Best post on Facebook marketing I’ve read in a...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/13/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Best of Best Seth Godin explores people’s goals in publishing a book @DanBlank 6 tools to help you format your eBook; includes tools for ePub, Mobi &...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/6/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Also: Check out these upcoming online classes from Writer’s Digest: I’ll be presenting How to Start a Successful E-mail Newsletter on May 12. Best of Best What...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/29/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Also: Check out these upcoming online classes from Writer’s Digest: I’ll be presenting How to Start a Successful E-mail Newsletter on May 12. How to Find Grants...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/22/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Best of Best My letter to beginning science-fiction writers; 2,000 words of advice@RobertJSawyer Read this and work out whether you should rewrite that scene by @internspills @dirtywhitecandy...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/15/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Getting Published + Agents/Editors Excellent advice!–>Top Five Mistakes Writers Make at Conferences, by @RoniLoren@inkyelbows In the Future, Everyone Will Have a Chance. (But Not All Chances Will...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/8/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Best of the Best What Grabs Readers versus What Keeps Them @cerebralgrump Thinking of self-e-publishing? 3 questions to ask first@annerallen Elements of a Successful Fiction Platform @thewritermama...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/1/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. First, check out these live, online classes from Writer’s Digest: 5 Essential Components of a Strong Author Website — presented by yours truly, on April 7. Best...

Best Tweets on Break (Enigma!)

Best Tweets is on break this week so that I can focus on The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations, releasing this Friday, April 1. It’s an e-book exclusive that will be available for $1.99 through Scribd and the Google eBookstore. I’m also preparing to teach an April 7 online class with Writer’s Digest: 5...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 3/18/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the comments. Looking for more great resources? Sign up for “3 Happy Things,” where I curate more advanced tools/content and deliver it via e-mail. Also, check out these live,...

Best Tweets on Break (SXSW)

Best Tweets is on break due to SXSW, where I’ve been speaking and attending panels. We’ll be back next week. Keep an eye out for my special project releasing on April 1, The Future of Publishing: Enigma Variations. If you’d like to receive updates on this project, as well as other regular news/insights, sign...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 3/4/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments. Want to know about the best stuff I read each week? Click here to subscribe to my shared items. Quick plug: check out these live, online classes...

Best Tweets on Break

Best Tweets is on break due to illness. Assuming all goes well, we’ll be back next week. (Still announcing secret project tomorrow.) You can still find out about the best stuff I read each week: Click here. And: Check out these live, online classes from Writer’s Digest: Crafting Fiction & Memoir That Sells, presented...

Best Tweets on Break (secret project)

Best Tweets is on break this week; I have some special projects I’m working on for Writer’s Digest (including this week’s webinar—see below!), plus a secret project of my own. You can still find out about the best stuff I read each week: Click here. Also, check out these live, online classes from Writer’s...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 2/11/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments. Want to know about the best stuff I read each week? Click here to subscribe to my shared items. Quick plug: check out these live, online classes...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 1/28/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments. Want to know about the best stuff I read each week? Click here to subscribe to my shared items. Quick plug: check out these live, online classes...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 1/21/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments. Want to know about the best stuff I read each week? Click here to subscribe to my shared items. This week’s installment is more abbreviated than usual...

Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 1/14/11)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments. Want to know about the best stuff I read each week? Click here to subscribe to my shared items. Quick plug for online classes this month: On...