Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 6/12/09)

I
watch
Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Saturday for the week’s best Tweets. (If I missed a great Tweet, leave
it in the Comments, or if you want more of a particular category of Tweet, also comment.)

Best of Best

Adorable AND valuable – 5 Things Sesame Street Can Teach You About Breakthrough Blogging
@Mediabistro

Just compiled a writing advice database of past posts
@NathanBransford (literary agent)

Writing revision checklist for fiction 
@NathanBransford

Love this post: Top Ten Things I Know About Editing
@BubbleCow

20 Must-Read Blogs For Freelance Writers
@dnzWriting
 

Stand Alone (no links)

Better than great sales or bestseller lists are letters from readers saying your book reflects their lives & makes them feel relevant.
@amymackinnon

Idea: Use a Facebook Fan page or group to give away knowledge and tools. Be a resource. <LOVECAT think: Knowledge networking>
@timbursch

“It’s nearly always better to resist the urge to explain.”
—Renni Browne and Dave King
@KMWeiland

Social networking is about building relationships BEFORE you ask people to represent you, buy your work or offer you a contract.
@DebraMarrs

“Tell almost the whole story.”
—ANNE SEXTON
@AdviceToWriters

“There’s nobody out there waiting for it, and nobody’s going to scold you if you don’t do it.”
—LYNNE SHARON SCHWARTZ
@AdviceToWriters

@thecreativepenn and @mariaschneider routinely dig up great things on the web for writers, and are worth following.
@KimsCraftBlog

Writing Tip: Make your writing reader-centric: always answer the implicit or explicit “What’s in it for me?” question.
@expertwriter

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Should I send a revision to agents currently looking at my work? You know you’ve had the urge
@Kid_Lit

Should you query now or wait to meet an agent at a conference? @RachelleGardner gives some insight
@JohnUpChurch

7 reasons manuscripts are rejected & how you can avoid it
@janetlaneauthor

E-Publishing reality
@thecreativepenn

Done writing? Tips for hiring an editor
@motsjustes

Publishing Comparisons (POD vs. POD)
@thecreativepenn

Considering a pen name? The pros and cons.
@motsjustes

Craft & Technique

Weekend Writing tip: Plan Through Character
(includes worksheet)
@AnnaDeStefano

On Genre-Based Critique Groups: Helpful but Not Mandatory
@Becky_Levine

Some lunchtime reading for any writers out there: “Writing: The power of three
@Kimota

Plotting by Elimination
@benwhiting

Podcast with lively discussion about editing.
@ljsellers

Great writing podcast by three authors (one writes fantasy, the other horror, the other webcomics)
@gregbas

Setting as a Character – agent Maass on writing mythic significance into the landscape
@dbschlosser

“Just say no to dialect, y’all”
@motsjustes

Keeping your dialogue lively by @RGregoryBrowne
@benwhiting

Learn about point of view in fiction writing

@motsjustes

 … a new talk, on plotting and springing surprises in novels (by Arthur A. Levine editor)
@chavelaque

Publishing News, Trends, Opinions

TIME: Amazon defining the future of publishing
@KFZuzulo

Marketing/Promotion

Author Christina Katz @thewritermama with platform ideas and mistakes
@janecandid

Building an Author Platform (Video)
@thecreativepenn

A pain free method of self-promotion
@TXBirder

Twitter on Twitter

Some deep insights into twitter in this post by @cheeky_geeky. Really thought-provoking.
@timoreilly

USA Today on the art of writing on Twitter (and Facebook):
@jwikert

Why Writers Should Use Twitter
@alexisgrant

Note to writers: Twitter may be a better platform than a blog.
@jamesscottbell

The grand unveiling: The Smashwords Writer’s Digest ad, written by your tweets (and yes, winners inside the ad)
@markcoker

Online & Offline Resources/Tools

Five sites to get free books
@BubbleCow

The 50 Best Books on Writing Fiction
@BubbleCow

Sunday writers links  (Thx @le_shack !)
@thecreativepenn

Detect Plagiarism on the Web by @CathyStucker 
@BookMarketer

The Writing Life / Philosophical

Writers: Are you indispensable?
@milehighfool

How to be a more successful writer – by thinking like an entrepreneur.
@barryeisler

Just blogged about 3 things John Cleese taught me on unleashing creativity at will
@sanderssays

“Listen Up, Old School Journalists” (via RecessionWire)
@mariaschneider

Fun

Actual student comments in writing workshop from McSweeney’s  -hilarious!
@WritersGroup

NY Times map of publishing industry natural selection of logos
@ficwriter

The Top 15 Bad Romance Novel Opening Lines (giggle!)
@thecreativepenn

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