Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 4/22/11)

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 comments.

Best of Best

My letter to beginning science-fiction writers; 2,000 words of advice
@RobertJSawyer

Read this and work out whether you should rewrite that scene by @internspills
@dirtywhitecandy


Getting Published + Agents/Editors

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: 12 Signs Your Novel isn’t Ready to Publish
@Writeitsideways

Craft + Technique

How To Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps
@BubbleCow

10 Tips for Writing Excellence From Top Writing Bloggers
@KMWeiland

How To Write A Better Novel By Using An Inciting Incident
@BubbleCow

The 12 Stages of the Hero’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
@Quotes4Writers

Use a character web to track your characters
@elizabethscraig

How to make your most ordinary scene interesting
@dirtywhitecandy

A Free 30-Minute Video Workshop with Larry Brooks
@Writeitsideways


Publishing News + Trends

What Books Will Become by Kevin Kelly
@jafurtado

Mike Shatzkin predicts which aspects of digital change will be most important over coming year
@victoriastrauss

Marketing + Self-Promotion

26 Ways to Engage With Customers Using Video
@smexaminer

Cory Doctorow on how to persuade people to pay for authorized edition when pirated copies are free
@victoriastrauss

27 ways to promote your book—before writing it, before launching it, & after publishing it
@elizabethscraig


Blogs + Websites

Don’t You Dare Start A Blog Without Reading This
@copyblogger

Social Media

Sound social media advice from @luxlotus: “start by doing one thing really well”
@GalleyCat

Exploring the difference between having readers and having FANS
@justinemusk

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get More Twitter Followers
@ducttape

Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

17 Great Information Sources for e-Book Authors
@JFbookman

“Is Lightning Source the Self-Publishing Answer?” As with so many questions, the answer is…it depends.
@slipdown

99 Cent E-Books and the Tragedy of the Commons
@NathanBransford

Writing Life + Fun

Literary coverage has grown, but reaching readers is as difficult as ever
@theatlantic


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