Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 1/7/11)

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Best of the Best

The Top 10 Fiction Writing Articles of 2010
@BubbleCow

“I’ve sold over 185,000 books since April 15.” Amanda Hocking on e-publishing.
@sarahw

Lessons Learned From Tim Ferriss’ Book Launch
@thecreativepenn

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Here’s a post I did on word counts after consulting with a number of US trade book editors
@colleenlindsay

When Publishing Dreams Become a Nightmare – the author’s perspective on my blog
@RachelleGardner

Freelance Writer Rates: Who Pays the Most Online?
@AdviceToWriters

Craft & Technique

The Contradictory Nature of Great Fiction
@40kBooks

5 situations where it’s better to tell than show in your fiction
@io9

Five Words You Can Cut
@AdviceToWriters

A Writer’s Plot Board: Getting organized
@4kidlit

Great series on self-editing, this week contextual editing [by @ChuckWendig]
@BubbleCow


Publishing

News & Trends

10 Biggest Predictions for the Future of Book Publishing
@thecreativepenn

Fantastic essay on the nature of the web. Read this now: “The Web Is a Customer Service Medium”
@andrewsavikas

What lies ahead in publishing: @timoreilly on the influence of ebooks and why notions of “publisher” should change.
@toc


Marketing and Promotion

A Market Of One via @mitchjoel (remember re ebook protestations!)
@thecreativepenn

Drop the Pen, Grab a Hammer: Building the Writer’s Platform
@ChuckWendig

Book marketing mistakes: great series from @bookbuzzr: No 1 – No Tag Line for Book or Author
@dirtywhitecandy

Creating An Author Brand: Why It’s Not Really About the Book
@elizabethscraig

YouTube trends manager offers tips & new tools for book trailer makers
@GalleyCat


Self-Publishing & E-Publishing

Do authors make good publishers? Agent Richard Curtis said no, J.A. Konrath answered back [see comments on post for link to Konrath’s response]
@publisherswkly

TechDirt asks: Have We Reached A Tipping Point Where Self-Publishing Is Better Than Getting A Book Deal?
@PublishersWkly

Author Devon Glenn shares lessons learned while reaching her @kickstarter goal this week
@GalleyCat

Websites & Blogging

Very interesting thoughts on the value of blogging vs Twitter
@DanBlank

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Bio Page for Your Blog or Website
@elizabethscraig


Social Media

8 Sentences to Immediately Cut From Your Twitter Bio
@elizabethscraig

The Counter-intuitive Nature of Social Media Influence. Sometimes Up is Down & Down is Up
@elizabethscraig

Case Study: How Twitter propelled @sarahsalway’s republished book up the Kindle charts
@publishingtalk

Online Tools & Resources

Best of the Best: Character, Plot, Dialogue and Structure
@4kidlit

Resources for Authors Traveling To Book Clubs & Schools
@elizabethscraig


The Writing Life


J.K. Rowling on Failure And Imagination
@jonathanfields

Why slow, long-form thought & writing is thriving in a world of Tweets
@pomeranian99
@nickbilton



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