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
@justinemusk


Getting Published, Agents/Editors

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

Excel For Authors – Agent and Editor Research
@elizabethscraig

Do agents remember things they’ve rejected?
@Kid_Lit

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

Craft & Technique

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

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


Publishing

News & Trends

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

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

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

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Top 5 discussion forums for self-publishers
@JFbookman

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

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


Marketing and Promotion

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

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

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


Social Media

My Top 5 list for writers to follow
@robertleebrewer


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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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