Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 11/5/10)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday
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Quick
plug for online classes this month:


Best of Best


If you don’t understand structure you’re going to waste a lot of writing
@kristenlambtx

Storytelling in Chunks: a NaNoWriMo Tip
@dbschlosser

Storyboarding on a shoestring–freebies for writers
@elizabethscraig

On e-books: A Publisher’s View of the Digital Transformation. Just appeared in November RWR
@draccah

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Writing the Story Premise
@elizabethscraig

Craft & Technique

Character Planning: A Little About Backstories and Inner Demons
@elizabethscraig

Plot stuck in a rut? Consult Big List of Role-Playing Game Plots for NaNoWriMo inspiration
@GalleyCat

Is your symbolism too obvious?
@sarahlapolla

The Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Main Characters
@elizabethscraig

Just to be safe, take the Fantasy Novelist’s Exam before writing yr #NaNoWriMo novel tonight
@GalleyCat

Essential Science for SF Writers
@40kBooks

Storytelling in Social Media
@jonathanfields


Publishing

News & Trends

Skeptical about enhanced ebooks and apps? Me? Not when it comes to juvies.
@MikeShatzkin

Feedback loops in e-book success [why e-books will become dominant format]
@librarythingtim

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

CreateSpace Now Offering Kindle Formatting
@LLBR

Why Some Indie Authors Are Successful (And Many Aren’t)
@JFBookman

How Public Domain Publishing Can Grow Your Business
@JFbookman


Marketing & Promotion

Do Amazon Reviews Count?
@ereads


Websites & Blogs

4 Surprising Conclusions About Author Websites
@CelebrityEditor

The 5 Biggest Mistakes that Artists Make on Their Blogs and How You Can Avoid Them
@40kBooks

The Writing Life + Fun Stuff

Long-form journalism finds an online friend
@ianbissell



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3 thoughts on “Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 11/5/10)

  1. Jane Friedman

    @Tamara – You could use Google Reader & add Twitter users (one by one), by using simple RSS feeds. However, if you’re following lots and lots of people, this can get cumbersome.

    I use Yahoo Pipes to aggregate people on Twitter, and create a new feed that I then input into Google Reader. You can see a copy of one here: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=69a3db231b65283d11b4d21b69be8c4d

    You can also use http://search.twitter.com (which allows for RSS feeds) to keep track of specific terms.

  2. Tamara G. Suttle

    Hi, Jane! I’m happy to have discovered a tweet tonight that led me to your blog and this post in particular. I love the idea of your "Best Tweets . . . ." I am a blogger and Licensed Counselor with a focus on mental health and also marketing. I am also new to Twitter. Just wondering if you can recommend a tool or two that would allow me to collect / organize tweets – surely you do something along these lines in order to be able to sift through the writers’ tweets that you do each week.

    I’m looking forward to following you and dropping in here periodically to read your blog, too. I have quite a few friends in the publishing world that are going to really enjoy your work and resources.

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