Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit every Friday for the week’s best Tweets. (If I missed a great Tweet, leave
it in the Comments.)
“What if…?” + Problem = Concept. Concept + Character = Plot. Plot + Character Change = Story.
Getting Published, Agents/Editors
(Why do all fantasy novels seem to come as trilogies?)
Useful description of what and how an author gets paid
(Thanks to Moonrat)
Why pre-pub website is important
To self-publish or not: This is a fine list of the considerations.
Where to Find a Self-Published Book Editor
Craft & Technique
How Do You Learn to Write? Great advice from multi-pubbed authors in my blog comments.
If you are writing profiles, the interview is key
Best kept secret of enduring characters: quintessentialism
The Elegant Art of Writing Less
Great recap of a conversation about revision
Author @SherryThomas describes the symbiotic relationship between libraries & readers & how it seeds sales
Build Your Author Platform With Online Forums
Author discovers that dropping price on his Kindle book pushes it up the bestseller list
Twitter on Twitter
Nonfiction Tweets: 70+ Authors to Follow on Twitter
The Twitter Scorecard–for book publishers. Which houses are tweeting and who’s getting the followers?
Twitter Scorecard from @publisherswkly updated and more thorough is posted at O’Reilly
Exhaustive list of publishers & authors on Twitter
Twitter is changing how publishers do business, 140 characters at a time.
Trends & Opinions
Kudos to Harlequin for driving innovation, loving their writers & readers
With books, as with just about everything else, the “good old days” never really existed
The top 50 women in publishing share passionate advice
What I learned from my MFA in Writing Poetry
Email out of control? You might want to read my “Yes, You Can Stay on Top of Email.”
Is fiction necessary for our survival as a species? Fascinating article on salon.com
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