Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 3/4/11)

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Best of the Best

“Traditional publishing and indie publishing aren’t all that different” – @amanda_hocking [must-read for indie authors]

Marian Lizzi of @PerigeeBooks lists top 10 reasons she rejects a proposal

How to Extend the Value of In-Person Events with Social Media

Getting Published + Agents/Editors

Agent Lucienne Diver on writers who don’t listen

Reasons agents reject queries: Opening with a question, too many issues/plotlines/characters.

Confessions of a literary magazine editor

Craft + Technique

Sometimes it’s the little things that can get you rejected–cliches, overused actions, predictable dialogue

What is “play-by-play narration” and how do you avoid it?

Great advice from @WritersDigest: 8 Ways to Write a 5-Star Chapter One

Publishing News + Trends

Here @DigiBookWorld interviews me on the new realities of digital publishing

From Mashable: Five Digital Media Trends to Watch

40 years of e-books [infographic]

Marketing + Promotion

9 Ways to Give a Better Book Reading

Social Media

Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough

Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

A smart analysis of sloppy Amanda Hocking self-pub stories by @TheLincoln

Dos and don’ts of ebook formatting by Joshua Tallent

Kindle Publishing Made Easier > useful info and links


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