Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/17/09)

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

Why do agents turn down good books? Outstanding summary
@jamesscottbell

The Top 10 Blogs for Writers
@MattPenna

43 Helpful and Terrific Blogs for Writers
@DebNg

Conference Prep/Networking In A Bottle–AND What You Can Do If You’re Staying Home!
@AnnaDeStefano

Platform 201 for Busy Writers: @glecharles writes about finding 1,000 true fans
@dbschlosser

Stand Alone

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.
@agentgame

Tired of seeing coffee, dreams, weather, beds, alarm clocks, screaming in first paragraph. Everyone does this. Don’t be that writer.
@kate_mckean

Please don’t spend time in your query telling me how much movie potential your book has.
@agentgame

Getting Published, Agents/Editors
Agent offers insight in to publishing trends. This is great insider knowledge
@BubbleCow

New blog by publishing house salesperson – great information for writers
@lilleypress

Lessons authors can learn from NY Times bestseller @scottsigler
@thecreativepenn

An agent explains why it sometimes takes them so long to reply and why this is not always a bad thing
@BubbleCow

An agent [Janet Reid] keeps track of rejections and the reasons why
@BubbleCow

Interesting post talks about the an author who secured a traditional book deal after good sales on the Kindle
@BubbleCow

Nunn’s List of Publishing mistakes
@LianaBrooks

Appreciating Rejection Letters – Great post by Betsy Lerner re: an author she rejected.
@inkyelbows

Book publishing imprints; AgentQuery: “New favorite industry blog”
@yodiwan

Must Have Contract Clauses from GenReality
@thecreativepenn

Craft & Technique

Some of the best writing advice on the web: Terry Rossio’s columns
@ToniMcGeeCausey

Footsteps to a Novel – Great piece by @Marfisk about the steps in planning & writing a novel.
@inkyelbows

“Many writers misuse flashbacks”
@motsjustes

10 Tips for Kicking Ass as a Freelance Writer by Copyblogger
@flipbooks

Ursula K. Le Guin On Rules of Writing
@dhemery

An editor offers some very useful tips on how to improve your writing style
@BubbleCow

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!”)
@jwikert

Change must happen. Richard Nash; minority getting advances now “we should not weep for them, most were overpaid anyway”
@Personanondata

Good summary of the erupting ebook pricing debate
@BubbleCow

Marketing/Promotion

4 Reasons Why Every Author Should Use LinkedIn
@ThomasUmstattd


Blogging


This post offer great advice for anyone looking to set up their own blog
@BubbleCow


Twitter on Twitter


“The Top 5 Reasons Why This Writer Is Staying With Twitter.”

@jeanfischer1

Online & Offline Resources/Tools

Check out: 10,000 free online resources 4 writers
@indieauthor

8 Fantastic Blogs for Freelance Writers from @smtwngrl
@QuipsAndTips

21 JOB Sites for Writers
@technicalwriter

I’m starting to think that Scrivener might be the best thing that’s ever wormed its way into my writing toolbox
@SeanPratt

The Writing Life / Philosophical / Inspirational

“Don’t Try” – Charles Bukowski’s Advice for Creative People
@copyblogger

Reading shapes writers: advice to read as widely as possible
@dbschlosser

The Five Ps of Writing
@alittlesandy

Fun

I just took “Which Crazy Writer Are You?” Try it!
[Note to readers: I scored as Oscar Wilde.]
@jennsbookshelf

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0 thoughts on “Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/17/09)

  1. Julie

    I tried to follow some of the Twitters listed here and at least 2 could not be found by Twitter . . . @BubbleCow (who is mentioned many times) and @SeanPratt. I tried repeatedly to follow these people but to no avail.

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