Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/21/10)

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Best of Best


Why Professional Writers Need a Blog. Or Not.
@problogger

Covering essential but possibly boring material in your book (too bad there are no montages in novels)
@elizabethscraig

Why @jonpinnock decided to give his writing away
@inkyelbows

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

The odds of getting published … and why you shouldn’t care by @HUnderdown
@inkyelbows

An agent on including your book’s theme in a query

@elizabethscraig

12 Literary Journals Your Future Agent is Reading
@Writeitsideways

Since it’s the writing that’s most important, is there any value in a verbal pitch?

@RachelleGardner

If you are going to talk about a book you have previously written and was published, do it like this: TITLE (Publishing House, Year)
@bostonbookgirl

Craft
& Technique


Five steps to building a believable character arc
@elizabethscraig

Three steps to a breakout story

@p2p_editor

Publishing

News & Trends

Huffpost – The Konrath Effect: Will New Technology Ruin Talented Authors?
@selfpubreview

Writers, please check The Literary Platform, a great site bringing together all the lit+tech projects
@namenick

Using WordPress as a Book Publishing Platform
@BubbleCow

‘It Is Impossible to Monetize Obscurity’
@galleycat

What will be the big digital issues in January 2011?
@mikeshatzkin

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

The Pain of Promotion | promoting your own book
@selfpubreview

Online media kits for authors
@TonyEldridge

Fantastic book marketing: A great example

@TheCreativePenn

Blogs
& Websites

How to Write an Article That Draws Thousands of New Readers
@copyblogger

The Secret to Growing Your Blog Twice as Fast With Half the Effort

@copyblogger

Social Media

Will
LinkedIn Help Authors Sell Books?

@elizabethscraig


Self-Publishing

and E-Publishing

Barnes & Noble to Offer Digital Self-Publishing
@PublishersWkly

An author shares her Ebook royalty figures (and how much she spent on promo)
@elizabethscraig

Why Kindle publishing isn’t perfect for first time authors

@elizabethscraig

What Does Self-Publishing Cost: Competitive Self-Publisher

@BubbleCow

Q&A: Should I self-publish with Amazon’s CreateSpace or Ingram’s Lightning Source?
@WeberBooks

Resources/References

& Online Tools

7 most important sites for writers (with practical, productive tips)
@tomcolvin

Jobs/Markets/and Opportunities for Writers
@elizabethscraig

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Highly entertaining–> Finalists in MobyLives Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailers (via @Janet_Reid)
@inkyelbows

Funny but also ouch–> Rejection Bingo, from Literary Rejections On Display
@inkyelbows

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