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

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

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

Getting Published + Agents/Editors

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

Pitching: find your novel’s wow factor

Craft + Technique

Opening no nos

3 Layers of ‘Layering’ in Fiction

13 ways to begin your novel

The Problem With Memoirs

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

Publishing News + Trends

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

HarperCollins acquires first title from community writing site

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

Marketing + Promotion

5 Steps to Starting Your Own Podcasting Show

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

Social Media

How To Use Facebook Advertising To Market Your Book

Websites + Blogs

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

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

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

Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

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

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

Resources + Tools

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

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

Five iPhone apps for writing

For horror writers–a submission resource


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

The Writing Life

Know When Your Writing Critique Group Doesn’t Fit

Bestselling novelist Nicholas Sparks remembers his time as an aspiring author


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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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