Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/14/10)

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The Single Best Way for Writers to Become a Brand
@KristenLambTX

Writers & vigilance of craft: don’t count on anyone to fix things later by @moonrat
@inkyelbows

Poet @robertleebrewer explains why quantity leads to quality
@inkyelbows

Authors: No matter when your book was launched, here’s how to keep the buzz going by @arielleford
@inkyelbows

A bare bones plot summary synopsis is boring. Include emotional twists of your characters. Here’s how
@inkyelbows

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Results of “first novel” survey to learn how writers broke in + made that first big novel deal
@dbschlosser

Secrets of a verbal book pitch
@BubbleCow

Why you should never compare your manuscript to “Eat, Pray, Love”
@Writeitsideways

How to write a one sentence, one paragraph, & two paragraph pitch (& importance thereof)
@NathanBransford

An agent on ‘what if a book is only *good*, not great
@elizabethscraig

The Future of Genre Fiction
@johnottinger

How to Sell Without a Sales Pitch
@copyblogger

5 Reasons Your Manuscript Keeps Getting Rejected
@VictoriaMixon

Query fail: debunking the myths
@wendylawton

Craft & Technique

Writers: avoid these 8 Common Cliché Mistakes
@kathytemean

Bad advice to ignore from your critique group
@annerallen

6 Reasons I Stop Reading (and How to Avoid Them)
@annastanisz

The Unlikeable (Potentially Evil) Protagonist
@britmandelo

A checklist for planning and revising scenes for maximum effect
@elizabethscraig

Making or breaking your characters with dialogue
@p2p_editor

Love this post – Writing the Amateur Sleuth: Keep It Believable
@BubbleCow

Character worksheet: Is your character novel-worthy?
@4KidLit

Adrift in a sea of bad writing: “Crappy prose is our most abundant resource, so let’s put it to work.”
@dbschlosser

Publishing

News & Trends

Biggest users of $500 iPad? Kids reading books
@bethbookcoach

Richard Nash on a new business model for publishing
@selfpubreview

Micro magazines and a future of media
@sethsblog

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Great post on how more Amazon reviews can help your boost book sales.
@WolfsonLiterary

Questions to Ask Your Publicist
@greenleafbookgr

Blogs & Websites

Writing for the Online Audience (Part 1)
@elizabethscraig

How to Build an Audience Around Your Blog
@elizabethscraig

Social Media

Ten Tips to Be Awesome Online
@pubperspectives

Writers, this is a MUST READ post about social networking
from @JodyHedlund
@RachelleGardner


Self-Publishing

and E-Publishing

Konrath answers the top e-book questions from writers considering the leap
@elizabethscraig

Resources/References

& Online Tools

Directory of Paying Freelance Writers’ Markets (mainly US and Canada)
@nickdaws

24 Posts About Markets, Leads, and Places to Find Writing Work – Wow, that’s some list!
@nickdaws

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Are Writing Contests Worth Entering?
@nickdaws

The Three Surprisingly Simple Keys to Success
@copyblogger

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