Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 1/28/11)

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Best of the Best

Tips from Alan Rinzler on how to untangle a plot
@inkyelbows

Lee Goldberg guest-posts to Joe Konrath’s blog about his Kindle success
@victoriastrauss

E-publishing isn’t a sprint. It’s a marathon
@jakonrath


Getting Published + Agents/Editors


If you won’t have a blog, don’t bother sending us your manuscript by @mxpublishing
@TheFutureBook

Pitching: find your novel’s wow factor
@iapetus999

Craft + Technique

Opening no nos
@jamesscottbell

3 Layers of ‘Layering’ in Fiction
@victoriamixon

13 ways to begin your novel
@gripemaster

The Problem With Memoirs
@AdviceToWriters

Tightening Your (Manuscript’s) Belt: a Checklist for Eliminating Unnecessary Prose
@elizabethscraig

Publishing News + Trends

Multimedia, Kids’ Apps and the Rise of a New Form
@PublishersWkly

HarperCollins acquires first title from community writing site inkpop.com
@eBookNewser

In a nutshell, @MarionManeker explains the impact of Kindle Singles and similar mid-length pe-publishing
@twliterary


Marketing + Promotion

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Podcasting Show
@BubbleCow

How to Plan Your Virtual Book Tour – terrific advice and sample pitch letter from @sandrabeckwith
@bookmarketer

Social Media

How To Use Facebook Advertising To Market Your Book
@thecreativepenn


Websites + Blogs

Is Your Book Hiding Inside Your Blog?: 5 Steps to Finding It
@CatsEyeWriter

“When you focus on a smaller group of potential readers, you can grow your audience much faster.”
@JustineMusk
@Dan Blank

So You Want to Start a Book Blog: Pre-Blogging Advice
@elizabethscraig


Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

A handy beginner’s guide to e-book formats, apps and devices
@namenick

Self-Publishing Adventure: When You Don’t Quite Sell One Million Ebooks
@jafurtado


Resources + Tools

Introducing the search engine for writers–finding resources that Google won’t
@elizabethscraig

Janet Reid, Literary Agent: A book that should be on your reference shelf
@thewritermama

Five iPhone apps for writing
@eBookNewser

For horror writers–a submission resource

@HorrorTree

Need ideas to jump start your project? The Thirty-six (plus one) Dramatic Situations
@elizabethscraig


The Writing Life

Know When Your Writing Critique Group Doesn’t Fit
@hopeclark

Bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks remembers his time as an aspiring author
@GalleyCat


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