Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Friday or 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
Ask the editor: Do publishers have rules about POV?
Check out Jim Shepard on writing: “I don’t think you realize how hard this is for me.” [in Oprah’s magazine]
How to find something great to read
Terrific advice on hiring a literary agent from @MichaelHyatt
Should you go to a writers conference? Easy list of pros and cons!
Who says $1 a word freelance markets are dead? The latest FundsforWriters newsletter from @hopeclark
The Editorial Process [with a traditional publisher]
Should You Self Publish Your book? ~~VERY Good Article
What not to edit
Craft & Technique
Essay on compelling story telling
The dangers of starting with dialogue – from @NathanBransford
10 Myths of Writer’s Workshop [particularly for educators]
Letting your characters rule the story
How to write a novel when you have no plot. Hint: it involves bumper stickers.
Publishing News, Trends, Opinions
How the Lit Fic Crowd Can Make Digital Publishing Legitimate
Kindle and book business: this is the best analysis I’ve seen recently.
There’s a rich and vibrant world at the opposite end of mediocrity, and it represents the real future of publishing
What if people steal my book? Karmic rights management (via @thebookwright )
6 Things Readers Want from Your Author Website
(smart tips; focus on the fundamentals)
Twitter on Twitter
“I don’t want, or know how, to develop a strategy for my authenticity. Apparently, I will not be a successful tweeter.”
Online & Offline Resources/Tools
The Economist’s writing style guide is fantastic.
Five Good Books About Genre Writing by Actual Authors
The Writing Life / Philosophical
Excellent article about not letting your day job kill your writing life
Love this by Seth Godin, YOU MATTER, reminds me of my 2009 mantra, Make Good Things Happen
For tomorrow: Get up on the right side of bed. A new routine that’ll change ur life.
This week, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” a sad, lovely piece from my writing teacher Sandra Tsing Loh
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