Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/7/10)

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Best of Best

Writers, read this! Agent @ChrisRichman on pitches of 25 words or less
@colleenlindsay

Writers! Social media overwhelming? Target key people to help you build a fan base.
@KristenLambTX

The *right* way to attract blog followers
@WritingAgain

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Common writer mistake: querying just they’ve finished their 1st novel. More advice from @Janet_Reid
@inkyelbows

Meg Cabot was rejected almost every day for a year (Inkygirl Author Rejection Series)
@inkyelbows

New blog post @ Writer Beware: why we don’t provide publisher recommendations, plus some advice
@victoriastrauss

Why (Some) Authors Fail
@Bookgal

Craft & Technique

Common writer mistake: starting the story in the wrong place. More advice from Wendy Nelson Tokunaga
@inkyelbows

Writing conversations–how many people should converse at once?
@elizabethscraig

Why Good Writers Avoid Adverbs and Adjectives
@AdviceToWriters

One question an editor always hears
@elizabethscraig

Nicknames are pronouns on steroids
@p2peditor

Publishing

News & Trends

Seth Godin has some interesting thoughts on what publishers are doing wrong
@RachelleGardner

Laura Miller of Salon on the REAL reason why so few men work in publishing
@victoriastrauss

Marketing,
Platform Building, Self-Promotion

5 Steps to Create an Amazon Bestselling Book Campaign
@elizabethscraig

What a novelist needs to know about marketing
@ChipMacgregor

Do book reviews matter?
@BookMarketer


Self-Publishing

and E-Publishing

Three Reasons To Self Publish (And A Big One Not To!)
@nickdaws

Interesting discussion: The Fate of Self-Published Works
@PublishingGuru

Resources/References

& Online Tools

Sierra Godfrey’s Google Reader Round-Up
… similar to Best Tweets, this week’s round-up includes 7 deadly sins of first chapters and publishing industry misconceptions
(click through for links)

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

8 lessons that @bluemaven learned at her first writing conference
@inkyelbows

On Efficiency, Or How To Get Everything Done As A Multi-Tasking Writer
@thecreativepenn

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4 thoughts on “Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 5/7/10)

  1. Simon L.

    Ha! I was wondering why I was getting so many hits and comments on a blog post from a week or so ago. I see you’re responsible for that, good lady. Many thanks!

    *bows* *doffs cap* *remembers he’s not wearing cap* *shuffles embarrassedly*

    *realizes he just used an awful adverb in a comment on the blog of a WD editor* *wonders whether to be mortified* *decides against it*

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