Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 10/30/09)

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. Always
welcome your suggestions on improving this weekly feature.

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Best of Best

The top 5 Secrets to Getting a [nonfiction] Book Deal
(by editor Alan Rinzler)
@mariaschneider

Rights and copyright are often confused. Writer Beware attempts to clarify.
@victoriastrauss

Good post on word counts for novels [by an agent]
@KimsCraftBlog

100 online lectures that will make you a better writer
@motsjustes

Stand Alone

Allow backstory to come out as visually as possible, in small bits, throughout the story on an as-needed basis.
@RachelleGardner

Never, never, NEVER query if you are not ready to send requested partial that very same day. Or even full ms.
@RachelleGardner

REMEMBER NaNoWriMo only gives you a skimpy first draft – it takes months of editing to make it publishable!
@eelkat

Authors: there really is no need, AT ALL, to call my office after I request your partial MS to ask about “format.” Really. NO NEED.
@ginger_clark

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Types and meaning of rejection letters
@inkyelbows

An agent’s perspective on accepting a manuscript.
@jjdanz

Craft & Technique

A Dozen Ways to Create an Opening Scene
@CPatrickSchulze

“Doorways of no return” are the key to solid story structure.
@jamesscottbell

Good short guide to 3-act structure with helpful definitions + links
@dbschlosser

How to Create a Pageturner
@BubbleCow

10 proven ways to create tension in your stories
@ajbarnett

An editor weighs in on what “well-written” means in #publishing
@ElizabethSCraig

Great video with GREAT advice for all writers (Vonnegut)
@BubbleCow

Publishing Biz, Trends, Future of Publishing

The Day Publishing All Changed
@ftoolan

Forget Everything You’ve Heard About Book Publishing
@fastcompany

Book reviews don’t sell books anymore
@fastcompany

Nice post from an agent about what happens when your book goes out of print
@BubbleCow

Marketing/Promotion

The Five Steps to Beginning a Social Media Strategy: “A strong social media presence takes time.”
@DigiBookWorld

Using Social Media to Build Your Author Brand
@MichaelHyatt

Free report: The Truth About Book Marketing
@copyblogger

Pimp My Novel answers marketing questions from a [trade book] sales view
@srjohannes

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Good thoughts on design + formatting using word processors in “From Word to Kindle”
@dbschlosser
[Note from Jane: Most impressive step-by-step I’ve seen on topic]

How to sell all copies of your self-pub book & *still* lose money
(& how to not)
@indieauthor

Blogging

A good post from an agent about writer blogs and websites
@BubbleCow

Great blog post about turning your blog into a book, from @alexisgrant
@QuipsAndTips

Twitter on Twitter

15 (More) Twitter Users Shaping Future of Publishing
@bookoven

Twitter Chats for Authors & Publishers
@highspot

Resources and Tools

Thinking of buying an e-reader but confused by options? Here’s a cheat sheet by @HarryMccracken
@inkyelbows

Fun

Does your book title have what it takes to be a bestseller?
[Lulu’s Titlescorer]
@david_hewson

From Writer’s Digest (or linking to Writer’s Digest)

A Pitch vs. A Synopsis: The Difference
@eelkat

How to write a novel using the Web (great list of tools from @mashable)

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