Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 10/8/10)

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Best of Best

Choosing An Editor For Your Work
@mikecane

Douglas Rushkoff on Upstart Publishing, Staying Human in a Digital World
@dbschlosser

Self-Help and Memoir: Do’s and Don’ts to Save Your Book
@GreenleafBookGr

You Aren’t J.A. Konrath: Top advice from a top-selling Kindle author. And actually very positive.
@nickdaws

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

In today’s “closed-to-queries” climate, how can writers get agents? A few tips
@JodyHedlund

How to pick an agent if you write for multiple audiences

@Kid_Lit

The declining popularity of children’s picture books
@victoriastrauss

Craft & Technique

Write characters, not “Mary Sues”
@AdviceToWriters

Outstanding interview with independent editor Ramona DeFelice Long. Hitting the wall at 100 pages?
@dbschlosser

Do you need a villain-style antagonist? What if you don’t have one?
@Kid_Lit


Publishing

News & Trends

“He who controls IP wins: Macmillan Starts Film/TV Division”
@glecharles

The e-reader incompetence checklist (for discerning consumers, editors, publishers and designers)
@craigmod

Smart piece by @brainpicker showing why Malcolm Gladwell is flat out wrong [about social media]
@nickbilton

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Publicity expert shows self-published authors how to use Google Alerts & Help a Reporter Out
@GalleyCat

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

A look at Barnes & Noble’s new PubIt [self-pub] service (plus a small caution)
@victoriastrauss

Blogging & Websites

3 Reasons to Start Blogging Before a Book Contract
@JodyHedlund

To Blog or Not To Blog: Authors Online
@inkyelbows

5 Blog Naming Basics
@nickdaws


Online Tools & Resources

Research Links for Writers
@AdviceToWriters
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Benjamin Sobieck is a Wattpad Star and 2016 Watty Award winner. He’s best known on Wattpad for Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective, the Watty Award–winning sequel Black Eye, and When the Black-Eyed Children Knock & Other Stories. Four of his titles have appeared on Wattpad Top 100 Hot Lists, all at the same time.

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