Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/16/10)

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Best of Best

An Agency Intern on
Prologue Woes

@elizabethscraig

Web Presence Checklist for Authors
@selfpubreview

Why
Your Character’s Motive Matters

@KMWeiland

6 Personality Types Who Will Succeed as
Writers

@VictoriaMixon

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

“Here’s my revision. Will you
read it?” How to submit a new draft to an agent

@inkyelbows

The Myth of the Evil Editor
[Be
sure to read last paragraph—probably the most important point of the
post.]
@victoriastrauss

Keys to
winning poetry book contests
, from @Dianelock
@ inkyelbows

The author background check: Cautionary
notes. More good medicine.

@thewritermama

Author alert! What you don’t know about
BookScan can hurt you. Good medicine.

@thewritermama

Astounding
data: Edited content increases reader
engagement 30%

@dbschlosser

Free
White Paper: What Publishers Want

@GreenleafBookGr

Craft & Technique

A Good Edit Would’ve Fixed
That

@indieauthor

4 Steps
for Organizing Plot Ideas Into a Novel

@JodyHedlund

Janet Fitch’s 10 Rules for Writers
@robertjsullivan

3 ways relationships can reveal your
characters

@p2p_editor

Writers:
don’t waste pages on needless dining, bathing & travel scenes

says @LisaGardnerBks
@inkyelbows

Picking a good character flaw: choose a flaw
that makes the character’s job harder.

@inkyelbows

9 Expert Tips For Better Writing
@steverubel

Publishing

News & Trends

My
Novel: There’s An App for That!
: By David Carnoy
@pubperspectives

No one knows where – in storytelling – the
centre of gravity lies.
In
new movies? In the short story? Plays? The novel?
@40kBooks

Electronic reading
devices are transforming the concept of a book
(LA Times)
@AdviceToWriters

“If book publishers can’t grasp the
opportunities presenting themselves, they’re going to be undercut and
outplayed”

@40kBooks

The
website will be at the center of the transmedia future.
@steverubel
gets the trends right but the headline wrong
@copyblogger

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Writer David Carnoy on giving away
free content, and whether it boosts book sales (Answer: maybe)

@victoriastrauss

What do you do when you feel like your
platform has stopped growing?

@elizabethscraig

12 Ways to Create a Mailing List that Will
Sell Books

@bookgal

Publicity
Tips for Authors: Be Proactive!

@GalleyCat

How to Create an Engaging and Effective Bio
Page

@elizabethscraig

How
to run a DIY book tour

@Galleycat

Websites
& Blogging

10
Steps to turning your Blog into a Bestseller
by Pamela Redmond
Satran (@nameberry) who writes from experience
@Quotes4Writers

How to use interviews to increase your blog
traffic

@Writeitsideways


Social Media / Twitter

Best Book Club Resources on Twitter
@galleycat

Revamped
my Twitter Chats For Writers
page
@inkyelbows

Self-Publishing

and E-Publishing

Self-publishing
a book: 25 things you need to know
[One of the absolute best
articles we’ve seen on topic, from cnet]
@WritersDigest

Novelist Ransom Stephens used @scribd to
find loyal readers & leverage to negotiate publishing deal

@GalleyCat

WOW: Murakami Skirts Publishers With
iPad Novel

@selfpubreview

Steve
Almond on Self Publishing

@selfpubreview

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

29 Best Selling Authors answer @booktopia’s
Ten Quick Questions

@Quotes4Writers

“What took you so
long?” The quiet hell of 10 years of novel writing

@dbschlosser

Editor & author @andevers launches
the new site @writershouses, celebrating author pilgrimages

@GalleyCat

The Only 12½ Writing Rules You’ll Ever
Need

@Quotes4Writers

Other Link Roundups

Best Articles This Week for Writers 7/9/10
– round-up from @4kidlit

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Benjamin Sobieck is a Wattpad Star and 2016 Watty Award winner. He’s best known on Wattpad for Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective, the Watty Award–winning sequel Black Eye, and When the Black-Eyed Children Knock & Other Stories. Four of his titles have appeared on Wattpad Top 100 Hot Lists, all at the same time.

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