Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 11/6/09)

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

3 Questions To Better Understand Your Novel
@FictionMatters

3 Storytelling Exercises That Can Get You Published
@BubbleCow

Writing the perfect scene by Randy Ingermanson.
Thought-provoking article.
@mystorywriter

Stand Alone

Dear Querier, an agent is not going to steal your idea. In fact the only way to market your book is to share it.
@mattwagner

Fiction Writers, don’t apologize for lack of credentials or degrees. The writing is all.
@MarleneStringer

21% of fiction book purchases in 2008 were based on online awareness. –Bowker Online
@FSBAssociates

Why do indie authors feel the need to vehemently defend their approach? Most readers don’t care who the publisher is. Focus!
@glecharles

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

How long should you wait to hear [from an agent] about your book?
@BubbleCow

Craft & Technique

For fiction writers: First or Third? And How To Choose.
@KimsCraftBlog

How to create a satisfying ending by @annastanisz
@mystorywriter

Writers, should you outline or not? Yes.
@jamesscottbell

Publishing Biz, Trends, Future of Publishing

What Can Publishers [and Authors] Learn from @CoryDoctorow by Richard Curtis

@jafurtado

Sci-fi collective, including Ursula K Le Guin, skips publishers, goes DTC via Kindle, Sony, own website via @thebookseller
@glecharles

John Grisham interview [Today show video] on writing and the future of publishing
@benwhiting

What literature needs is not better publbishers, or agents, but CURATORS
@agnieszkasshoes

Marketing/Promotion

Valuable advice for authors on use of Twitter for book marketing
@BookBuzzr

The Savvy Author’s Guide to Podcasting
(guest post by @EmApocalyptic)
@mariaschneider

8 Tips on Creating An Army Of People To Market Your Book
@tonyeldridge

Resources/Tools

Fantastic info for writers interested in residencies/retreats/grants via @alexisgrant @thecreativepenn

The Writing Life

WSJ: prominent novelists describe their writing process
@shelhorowitz

John Irving: “If I were 27 and trying to publish my 1st novel.. I might be tempted to shoot myself.” (video)
@WritersDigest

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

Download free story-building worksheets here–great for NaNoWriMo writers!
@kmnickell

5 Ways to Start Your Memoir on the Right Foot
@WritersDigest

Successful Queries: Agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe and “Sway”
@WritersDigest

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