Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/10/09)

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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

Do Self-Publishing Services Take Advantage of Writers?
(via @selfpubreview)
@thecreativepenn

10 Places to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (via @debng)
@Mediabistro

A MUST read blog post about book sales – quality stuff
@BubbleCow

Want to be a working writer? New blog post about the business of staying published
@AnnaDeStefano

Knowing Characters by using the Proust Questionnaire
@Le_Shack

65 Useful Blog Posts for Brand New (and some veteran) Freelance Writers
@FreelanceWJ

Stand Alone

When you don’t get your calls returned, that doesn’t mean you are unimportant – usually it means the other person is poorly organized or doesn’t return calls well. The lesson to be learned: Don’t let others shape your view of yourself.
@sanderssays

Writers and Bloggers: Finding the time (to write) is not the issue as much as finding the will to do it. -Dave Barry
@DebraMarrs

At ThrillerFest, had intellectual tussle about next ‘big thing’ w/agent Miriam Kriss. She says ‘steampunk.’ If u have any, send it her way.
@KFZuzulo

Getting Published, Agents/Editors
What Agents Want: The Same Thing, Only Different
@debbimack

What *every* author should know about Bookscan!
@Bookgal

Podcast: author @sethharwood on podcasting to print publishing success
@thecreativepenn

Excellent wisdom on writing children’s books [from editor at Arthur A. Levine]
@merylkevans

Craft & Technique

How not to start a story (via JA Konrath)
@mariaschneider

10 Tips for Creative Writers by Dennis G. Jerz
@BellaVidaLetty

The Art vs. Craft Gap: a Writer’s Paradox (via @WriteToDone)
@thecreativepenn

A Writer’s Number One Mistake
@GodsAngel1

Conflict—start something
@motsjustes

How writing disagreements differs from real-life confrontations by @ElizabethSCraig
@dbschlosser

Snappy, informative post by @VictoriaMixon: all you need to know about writing a novel in 1000 words.
@careyamy

Some ways to figure out the emotional heart of your story
@chavelaque

Editing plastic fake-lip whistles out of your manuscript — great writing analogy/advice by @ElizabethSCraig
@dbschlosser

Advice on pacing your book’s plot
@BubbleCow

A very interesting article on getting your first draft done: First Draft Secrets: Five Simple Steps
@rumberg

Publishing News/Trends & The Future of Publishing

Free is wrong for writers; Freemium might not be
@glecharles

The Book Buying Industry is a Mess
@selfpubreview

A very long, but interesting & thoughtful look at the future of print books
@wordywoman

Marketing/Promotion

Why Every Author Needs a Powerful Online Presence by @MichaelHyatt
@AuthorTech

Three steps to building an author platform: Get around, get connected, get online.
@glecharles

Interesting post offering six methods to help promote your novel
@BubbleCow

Good author resource from Berrett-Koehler on managing and using Amazon
@janetgoldstein

Do’s and Don’ts of promotional emails, for authors and publishers–good post from Shelftalker blog
@victoriastrauss

Just posted: Marketing is a service, a breakthrough point of view
@sanderssays

Blogging

8 Blog Tips from Tim Ferriss
@BubbleCow

Self-Publishing

Self publishing is not Print On Demand (via @BubbleCow) BUT POD is a fantastic option for people!
@thecreativepenn

Twitter on Twitter

How I Tweet — FAQ by @chrisbrogan. A really awesome guide for Twitter etiquette.
@Mediabistro

Online & Offline Resources/Tools

Resources for the Beginning Novelist
@alittlesandy

The Writing Life / Philosophical / Inspirational

“Eat, Pray, Love” author muses on creativity. Captivating.
@PowerJourneys

Silencing the Voice That Says You’re a Fraud (WSJ –a must read for writers!)
@danyelsmith

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