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

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Best of the Best

The secret ingredient to a powerful author platform

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

An agent on common problems he sees in query letters that fail

Excel For Authors – Agent and Editor Research

Do agents remember things they’ve rejected?

The 2 Non-Artistic Professions Running the Artistic World of Contemporary Fiction

Craft & Technique

Looking for gaps in your story? Ask yourself these 8 questions

Writerisms and other Sins: A Writer’s Shortcut to Stronger Writing


News & Trends

Things I Thought at BookCamp, But Did Not Say (my thoughts were similar, some spoken)

Practical advice on how to use Kickstarter to fund your publishing project

“Knowledge isn’t power without context” Thoughts on Authors, Bookscan, and Amazon

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Top 5 discussion forums for self-publishers

Single father & self-published fantasy author went from poverty to earning $18,000 a quarter

Poetry e-book made New Yorker’s 11 Best Poetry Books of 2010 list; find out how the e-book was made

Marketing and Promotion

Facebook Marketing in 6 Steps: “People want to join something that identifies them.”

On community. creating intimate spaces in a digital world. great post by @gwenbell

This is handselling now. (Reduce friction, eliminate obstacles to discovery and purchase.)

Social Media

My Top 5 list for writers to follow


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About Ben Sobieck

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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