Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 6/19/09)

I
watch
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?
@LatinoBookNews

Check out Jim Shepard on writing: “I don’t think you realize how hard this is for me.” [in Oprah’s magazine]
@Sirenland

How to find something great to read
@GuyKawasaki

Getting Published, Agents/Editors
Terrific advice on hiring a literary agent from @MichaelHyatt
@RachelleGardner

Should you go to a writers conference? Easy list of pros and cons!
@Kid_Lit

Who says $1 a word freelance markets are dead? The latest FundsforWriters newsletter from @hopeclark
@milehighfool

The Editorial Process [with a traditional publisher]
@BubbleCow

Should You Self Publish Your book? ~~VERY Good Article
@everywriter

What not to edit
@motsjustes

Craft & Technique

Essay on compelling story telling
@lilleypress

The dangers of starting with dialogue – from @NathanBransford
@benwhiting

The importance of good characters in your novel
@BubbleCow

10 Myths of Writer’s Workshop [particularly for educators]
@MeghnaK

Letting your characters rule the story
@benwhiting

How to write a novel when you have no plot. Hint: it involves bumper stickers.
@kragtbakker

Publishing News, Trends, Opinions

How the Lit Fic Crowd Can Make Digital Publishing Legitimate
@thecreativepenn

Kindle and book business: this is the best analysis I’ve seen recently.
@thecreativepenn

There’s a rich and vibrant world at the opposite end of mediocrity, and it represents the real future of publishing
@glecharles

What if people steal my book? Karmic rights management (via @thebookwright )
@thecreativepenn

Marketing/Promotion

6 Things Readers Want from Your Author Website
(smart tips; focus on the fundamentals)
@dbschlosser

Advanced platform strategy from Chris Brogan and here
@thewritermama

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.
@RonHogan

Online & Offline Resources/Tools

The Economist’s writing style guide is fantastic.
@thesolowriter

Five Good Books About Genre Writing by Actual Authors
@jharmonwriter

The Writing Life / Philosophical

Excellent article about not letting your day job kill your writing life
@kellyaharmon

Love this by Seth Godin, YOU MATTER, reminds me of my 2009 mantra, Make Good Things Happen
@thewritermama

For tomorrow: Get up on the right side of bed. A new routine that’ll change ur life.
@sanderssays

Fun

This week, “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” a sad, lovely piece from my writing teacher Sandra Tsing Loh
@lindseyleej

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