Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 11/12/10)

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Best of Best


Writers: If you think the story has a problem, it does—and any story with a problem is not ready.
@inkyelbows

4 Post-Its to Stick Up Over Your Writing Desk
@victoriamixon

Outstanding commentary on author promotion from Betsy Lerner: Should I Tweet?
@dbschlosser

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

If you are an author, are you building a tribe or just hoping to win the lottery? (Seth Godin)
@michaelhyatt

What makes a book publisher drool? Can you say “series”? by Alan Rinzler
@jafurtado

Does a long wait equal rejection?
@Kid_Lit

Acquiring An Agent After Self-Publishing
@elizabethscraig

Is contemporary YA a difficult market? [great hook examples]
@Kid_Lit

Ever wondered what clauses in a publishing contract are most often negotiated by agents?
@RachelleGardner

Why You Shouldn’t Write for Revenue Sharing Sites: Excellent, thought-provoking article
@nickdaws

Craft & Technique

5 writing tips I learned from reading HARRY POTTER
@NathanBransford

10 Ways to Create a Plot Twist
@40kBooks

Forget About Perfect Grammar and Just Write Well
@lifehacker

Sighing. And 6 other things your characters do too much of
@thmafi

Can you get away with multiple points of view?
@dirtywhitecandy

How to Cut Your Novel Down to Size
@AdviceToWriters

Checking for Plot Holes: Does Your Story Add Up?
@elizabethscraig

What Isn’t Said: Subtext in Dialogue
@KMWeiland


Publishing

News & Trends

Smaller Presses, Bigger Authors: As large publishers increase expectations of midlist sellers, indie presses see influx
@dbschlosser

Absolute must-read article for writers about the publishing industry and the “state of things”
@iainbroome

Why The Book Business May Soon Be The Most Digital Of All Media Industries
@jafurtado

“Tor.com serves as a laboratory for all kinds of online publishing”
@DigiBookWorld

No better thinker/writer about digital impact on media than @cshirky (this time on paywalls)
@jayrosen_nyu

How E-Books Will Save Big Publishing
@KristineRusch

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

17 Ways for Writers to Publish Their Content
@JFBookman

11 Ways to Convince Readers to Buy Your eBook
@nickdaws


Social Media

What’s the best way to gain twitter influence? Here are 2 views
@JanetKGrant

Literary Writers and Social Media (The Atlantic)
@letiziasechi


Marketing & Promotion

The Art Thief’s Guide to Creating Work That Sells
@markmcguinness


Blogs & Websites

How To Easily Turn Your WordPress Blog Into An E-Commerce Site
@nickdaws


Online Resources & Tools

Need more time to write? Try using an iPhone app to dictate your novel
@GalleyCat

15 Books for Creative Domination
@the99percent

@ElectricLit editor introduces Electric Publisher, the lit journal’s new app building service
@GalleyCat


The Writing Life + Fun Stuff

“Effing the Ineffable” (How do we express what cannot be said?)
@AdviceToWriters

Anonymous stories, written on found photographs
@dbschlosser

Nearly Christmas … here’s the only website you will need for writing gifts
@BubbleCow



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3 thoughts on “Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 11/12/10)

  1. David Mark Brown

    These "best tweets" entries are the single most helpful thing in my week to help me gain the big picture of what is going on out there with writing and publishing, and have served to help me make multiple connections. Thanks tons, Jane.

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