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Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 12/3/10)

Categories: Best of Twitter.

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
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Best of the Best

Should you post your fiction on your blog?
@justinemusk

Things Tess Gerritsen has been wrong about – ebooks, piracy, self-pub – must read!
@murderati

Beware the Trap of ‘Bore-geous’ Writing: “writing beautifully but pointlessly.”
@RachelleGardner

Our presentation: What Publishers, Authors & Journalists Can Learn from Indie Rock & Music Blogs
@GalleyCat

“People buy books from authors that they resonate with.” What makes people buy your books by @justinemusk
@DanBlank


Getting Published, Agents/Editors


4 Reasons Why Bestsellers Get to Suck and You Don’t
@VictoriaMixon

How to write a 1-page synopsis
@elizabethscraig

Craft & Technique

The 7 Worst Ways to Start Your Novel
@Writeitsideways

The circle of tell-show-tell
@victoriamixon

Five Commonly Repeated Words to Hunt Down in Your Writing
@Lifehacker

Why less detail makes for more believable characters
@Writeitsideways

6 Articles for a stronger, faster, better first draft
@Writeitsideways

Design your plot in 100 questions – aimed at scriptwriting but good for novels
@dirtywhitecandy

“Make your characters stand for something”: putting heart & soul in your story structure
@justinemusk

5 ways to make your novel helplessly addictive.
@victoriamixon


Publishing

News & Trends

A MUST-READ –> On The Certain Economics Of Relegating Paper Books To The Margins Of The Business
@mikecane

Are apps the 21st century chapbook?
@eBookNewser

Digital content isn’t defined by editions, so let’s stop thinking that way: An argument for open-ended publishing.
@toc

“It is not only the act of writing that is changing. It’s reading, too.”

@lardevils

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Agent Jessica Faust on self-epublishing: a viable option, but only if you know why you’re doing it.
@victoriastrauss

Monetize it (must read for fiction authors)
@jakonrath

Self-Publishing Company Comparison: Amazon CreateSpace, Lulu or Lightning Source?
@indieauthor


Marketing and Promotion

Discover Your Hidden Remarkable Benefit
@copyblogger


How To Connect with Readers using GoodReads

@LiaKeyes

Colin Robinson, co-founder of @orbooks, talks about the evolving art of online handselling
@GalleyCat

“Your job as a marketer is to know yourself.” ~ @MaryDeMuth on my blog today
@RachelleGardner


Blogs & Websites

7 Free Useful eBooks That Every Blogger Should Read > Some great resources listed here.
@nickdaws

7 Secrets for Amazing Author Websites
@BubbleCow

4 things you should do after launching a WordPress blog (see 1st paragraph)
@toc


Social Media

How to Build a Real Network (Not a List of Strangers)
@elizabethscraig

Seven tips on how to build a following online
@NathanBransford

The 10 Commandments of Social Networking for Writers
« Waxman Literary Agency
@publishingtalk


Online Resources & Tools

Lit agent Jennifer Laughran’s excellent go-to glossary for genre definitions
@threepenny

Top blogs for writers that I’m reading right now
@iainbroome

Great list of websites who may review your self-published book or e-book
@nickdaws


The Writing Life + Fun Stuff

16 Drinks Named for Authors and Their Books
@Quotes4Writers

What a conversation with a seduction guru taught one writer about creativity
@elizabethscraig

Writing: Find the Time or Don’t
@scalzi

The Most Important Thing You Can Do: Start reading more … and don’t stop.
@jafurtado



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4 Responses to Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 12/3/10)

  1. Lia Keyes says:

    Thank you so much for including a link to the article on connecting with readers via GoodReads! Much appreciated!

  2. No suggestions, no questions. It’s my first time seeing this, and I just felt compelled to say thank you, and I may be in love. Gratitude driven infatuation at the very least. :-)

  3. Mike Holman says:

    Thanks a lot for mentioning my CreateSpace/Lulu/Lightning Source comparison (via @indieauthor)

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