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
Why do agents turn down good books? Outstanding summary
The Top 10 Blogs for Writers
Platform 201 for Busy Writers: @glecharles writes about finding 1,000 true fans
Don’t respond to a query rejection by saying you know you can sell me on your book over the phone. Convince me with your writing.
Tired of seeing coffee, dreams, weather, beds, alarm clocks, screaming in first paragraph. Everyone does this. Don’t be that writer.
Please don’t spend time in your query telling me how much movie potential your book has.
Agent offers insight in to publishing trends. This is great insider knowledge
New blog by publishing house salesperson – great information for writers
Lessons authors can learn from NY Times bestseller @scottsigler
Interesting post talks about the an author who secured a traditional book deal after good sales on the Kindle
Nunn’s List of Publishing mistakes
Appreciating Rejection Letters – Great post by Betsy Lerner re: an author she rejected.
Book publishing imprints; AgentQuery: “New favorite industry blog”
Must Have Contract Clauses from GenReality
Craft & Technique
Some of the best writing advice on the web: Terry Rossio’s columns
Footsteps to a Novel – Great piece by @Marfisk about the steps in planning & writing a novel.
“Many writers misuse flashbacks”
10 Tips for Kicking Ass as a Freelance Writer by Copyblogger
An editor offers some very useful tips on how to improve your writing style
Publishing News/Trends & The Future of Publishing
Enjoyed @andrewsavikas ‘s latest blog post, “Content is a Service Biz” (Reminds me: “Buying the hole, not the drill!”)
Change must happen. Richard Nash; minority getting advances now “we should not weep for them, most were overpaid anyway”
4 Reasons Why Every Author Should Use LinkedIn
This post offer great advice for anyone looking to set up their own blog
Twitter on Twitter
Online & Offline Resources/Tools
Check out: 10,000 free online resources 4 writers
8 Fantastic Blogs for Freelance Writers from @smtwngrl
21 JOB Sites for Writers
I’m starting to think that Scrivener might be the best thing that’s ever wormed its way into my writing toolbox
The Writing Life / Philosophical / Inspirational
“Don’t Try” – Charles Bukowski’s Advice for Creative People
The Five Ps of Writing
I just took “Which Crazy Writer Are You?” Try it!
[Note to readers: I scored as Oscar Wilde.]
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