Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 11/27/09)

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.

Best of Best

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in One Basket By Writing Only One Book
@EelKat [linking to Writer’s Digest]

Writers Need Social Media… and Social Media Needs Writers
@thecreativepenn


Stand Alone

I actually find writing process interesting…but not in a query letter.
@EpsteinLiterary

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Book pitch lines that DON’T work, from lit agent @bookendsjessica
@inkyelbows

You know what you’re writing about when you can summarize your story in 1-2 sentences (via @fictioncity)
@inkyelbows

Archives: Should I send a revision to agents looking at my work?
@Kid_Lit

A thoughtful post on “What Do Agents REALLY Offer Writers?” from @JodyHedlund. Very valid points
@MichaelHyatt

Craft & Technique

Working through character & plot problems in your novel by @LKHamilton via @kimidreams
@mystorywriter

Excellent, succinct, multi-part series about how to begin a novel, by @anitanolan
@inkyelbows

How to reveal character through the dialogue you write
@benwhiting

Biggest mistake made by 1st-time memoir writers: Being too general, not enough of yourself in the story.
@inkyelbows

Publishing Biz, Trends, Future of Publishing

Why Writers Should Say No to Writer Mills and Yes to Free
@BubbleCow

Earning out an advance vs. profit for publishers via @moonrat
@thecreativepenn

The publishing economics of a bestseller
@NathanBransford

Bold prediction: Joe Wikert thinks Amazon will exit Kindle business within 3 years
@victoriastrauss

7 reasons e-book readers make lousy gifts this year. We’re on brink of radical change in how read e-books (SFChron)
@draccah

The Top 10 myths about e-books
@NathanBransford

Twitter, Blogs & Social Media

The importance of compelling copy for your website [the site should not be about you]
@ElizabethSCraig

How to get a book deal, part 1: Print platform vs blog platform
@ElizabethSCraig

How To Feature On The Most Influential Websites In The World – For Writers
@thecreativepenn

Self-Publishing

Quick Note on Self-Publishing: Don’t Pay! via @scalzi
@thecreativepenn

Why Do Fiction Publishers Get So Uptight About Self-Publishing?
@selfpubreview

Automatically Format Your Book Professionally In Word
@tonyeldridge


Marketing and Promotion

9 tips for successful author readings, from Alan Rinzler
@inkyelbows


Resources/Tools

100 Free Lectures That Will Make You a Better Writer
@namenick

The Writing Life

33 Rules of Persistence: Tips to Reach Your Goals
@ElizabethSCraig

New research proves, once and for all, happy writers are lousy writers via @GOOD @Joelwillans
@mystorywriter

Linking to Writer’s Digest

7 Reasons Agents Stop Reading Your First Chapter – by @lkblackburne
@inkyelbows

If you think your work has a problem, then it probably does – & it’s NOT ready to send out to an agent
@inkyelbows

Breaking into literary fiction category: lit. agent Alex Glass advises getting credentials first
@inkyelbows

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