Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 10/15/10)

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Best of Best

For Agents, Timing is Everything, by Richard Curtis

The Psychological Principle Behind Marketing Success In a Networked World

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

10 typical questions from writers (that are really just fear in disguise)

How To Be A NY Times Best-Selling Author [podcast]

This Query Sucks (or how to fail and still succeed)


In case you ever have to fire your agent – here’s how

How To Get Your Short Stories Published And Even Get Paid

Craft & Technique

Great post from @p2p_editor about the importance of [character] goals as NaNoWriMo gets closer

Excellent tips–> Newbie writers: Watch out for these big writing no-no’s by @Georgia_McBride

The Only “How to Write” Lesson You’ll Ever Need


The WriteRunner offers pros & cons of three popular plot structure methods in prep for NaNoWriMo

5 Resources To Help You Plan Your NaNoWriMo Novel

Why I do the one-sentence pitch before I ever write the novel


Is your book really finished?

Stop your lazy Googling–here’s some hardcore book researching advice from novelist Greg Rucka

Organize your writing, J.K. Rowling style


News & Trends

What do writers make at different publishers? “Show Me the Money” survey

How Many Copies Do Novels Sell?

Who controls the ebook business?
[and what’s the sales volume so far?]

Futurist @nickbilton sees the destiny of media: storytelling [Q&A]

Big publishers and small publishers are both right pursuing different strategies. They have different strengths.


Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Author, Jody Hedlund: Are Book Signings Worth the Time & Effort?

4 ways to know if your book is ready for a book tour  (and how to plan one)

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Can Writers Do On Their Own What the Big Six Publishers Can’t?

Got an ebook? Should you use Smashwords? thought-provoking post @bob_mayer

Social Media & Twitter

Self-Publishers and the Social Media Divide. Which side are you on?

Twitter Crushing Facebook’s Click-Through Rate: Report
[most important for authors here: understand how and where online content spreads]

Online Tools & Resources

Becoming A Fiction Writer » Writing websites and newsletters I can’t live without

5 Free Online Writing Courses for Freelancers

The Writing Life

10 Truths About the Modern Music Business
[wisdom here for writers, too]

How to email a busy person (like an agent): six tips for effective emails

Oregon Is For Writers: Should We Make It Our New State Slogan?


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