Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 12/17/10)

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Best of the Best

Self-Promotion With Integrity
@jafurtado

10 great writing posts from 2010. Worth a look.
@justinemusk

Interesting article on making it as indie musician by OK Go’s Damian Kulash – lots of lessons for authors, too
@twliterary

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

5 writers talk about their book editors
@awl

Great article explaining why editors read with an eye out for reasons to stop reading
@BubbleCow

“I find that I know by the end of the first sentence that I will reject”
@BubbleCow

Craft & Technique

Can a first chapter be too exciting?
@elizabethscraig

8 “Moments” You Absolutely Need to Deliver to Your Readers
@storyfix

Self-editing: 10 ways to tighten your copy
@alexisgrant

Top 5 mistakes writers make when penning sex scenes–and a writing exercise to avoid making them
@elizabethscraig

Anatomy of a scene revision
@lydia_sharp

How to introduce your characters at the start of your novel

@p2p_editor

How JK Rowling mastered mystery in Harry Potter
@coreyjpopp


Publishing

News & Trends

Don’t pave that cow path: Lonely Planet’s @gusbalbontin on agility in the digital age.
@toc

The future of publishing is writeable (smaller, easier, more personal)
@40kBooks

End Of Days For Bookstores? Not If They Can Help It, from NPR; great quotes from @booknerdnyc + @bookpassage
@toc

Websites & Blogging

Print vs blog writing — well-written article, & this is my blog find of the day
@justinemusk


Marketing and Promotion

How Timothy Ferriss (@tferriss) hit the Amazon Bestseller List; practical tips for all writers
@GalleyCat

How To Interview & Build Relationships With The Most “Influential” People In The World
@TheRiseToTheTop

Guide To Orchestrating A MASSIVE New Media Tour
@therisetothetop


E-Books & E-Publishing

“Breaking the Poetry Code”(Poets need to rethink form, not force old forms into new channels.)
@glecharles


Social Media

The One Thing About Social Media That Most People Don’t Think About
@mitchjoel

How do you find the time to do all this social media stuff?
@40kBooks

Guy Kawasaki reveals a sure way to get Facebook fans
@justinemusk

Online Tools & Resources

Want to understand transmedia? Here’s seven people I turn to for smart insights and good conversation
@glecharles

@Broadcastr is “like Foursquare for storytellers”
@electriclit


The Writing Life

Countdown to December 31: Your Writing Expenses by C. Hope Clark
@thewritermama

Laura Miller on why we love bad writing

@bookbench


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