Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 6/5/09)

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Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit every Friday for the week’s best Tweets. (If I missed a great Tweet, leave
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Best of Best

Essential for writer: Interview with HarperCollins editor,
part 1 & part 2
@BubbleCow

One-Pass Manuscript Revision: From First Draft to Last in One Cycle [HollyLisle.com]
@mmSeason

Everything you need to know about writing successfully by stephen king
@JodiCleghorn

A Forgotten Key to Blogging Success
@TXBirder

i love this post by @JeremiahTolbert:
5 Writing Lessons I Learned from Pixar
@papertyger

Stand Alone (no links)

Ideas are like falling love. First drafts like marriage (commitment!) Revision is marriage counseling. Make it work!
@jamesscottbell

“Don’t be a writer. Writing is an escape from something. You be a scientist.” —Sinclair Lewis
@YourWritingDept

AGENT OBVIOUS TIP OF THE DAY: Have your material ready to go *before* you query.
@laurieabkemeier

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

What not to say to editors and agents (by CEO of Thomas Nelson)
@heatheragoodman

Advice from an agent on how to pitch your memoir
@BubbleCow

Just posted a blog entry: Top 10 query mistakes (from agent)
@michellebrower

One man’s (agent’s) thoughts on submission etiquette
@ChrisRichman

How to create an instant best-seller
@janetlaneauthor

What it takes to get published, here is the magic formula. (Thanks to @johnkremer)
@DavidRozansky

4 traits of successful children’s book writers
@tumblemoose

Craft & Technique

Writing the 1st novel
@motsjustes

Writing refresher: The worst punctuation crimes
@mediadivadesign

Breaking your dialogue up more naturally – by @RGregoryBrowne
@benwhiting

Using outlines in fiction or not, or both
@TheCharmQuark

What your first 5 pages say about your entire book
@motsjustes

How to be a good critiquer
@nicoledenae

Every scene needs to accomplish something. Give your characters a goal
@motsjustes

Marketing/Promotion

Great post everyone should read: 9 Ways People Respond to Your Content Online (by @UpbeatNow)
@Mediabistro

Podcast: Iggy Pintado on How Authors Can Use Connection 
@thecreativepenn

Author 2.0 Model explained – make money from free products
@thecreativepenn

How to find the right focus for your blog. Ask yourself these 3 questions
@benwhiting

Online & Offline Resources/Tools

As promised, 5 More Must-Follow Bloggers for Aspiring Writers:
@milehighfool

Common Errors in English
@MeghnaK

Philosophical / The Writing Life

Should creative writing be taught? from New Yorker
@MeghnaK

How Dreaming at Night Inspires Famous Writers
@MeghnaK

To Succeed at Writing, Develop a Thick Skin
@jharmonwriter

The Cycle of Creativity and How to Ride It
@nicoledenae

Characteristics of productive writers [short version: do it]
@motsjustes

Reading about writing never creates a good author, from @JackwRegan
@househomeauthor

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