Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/30/10)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Sunday
for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the
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  • 3 Essential Paths to Self-Publishing:
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    (including e-publishing at no cost to you), with plenty of time for

Best of Best

The first page of your novel = prime real estate


On Melodrama and Distancing

How To Revise and Resubmit [advice from an agent]

Kickstartup: $24,000 in 30 days, a room full of books in 60, & a new way of publishing in 90

What REALLY works in book marketing? Nothing, yet everything. Great overview of author’s responsibilities by @weegee

The Tale of 3 Little Pigs Use Social Media

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Subjects to avoid when writing for magazines and literary journals

From Podcast to Publishing Deal: Jeremy Robinson

The Rejecter Blog: Answers questions about submission and offers up advice on getting your query accepted

Craft & Technique

Is present tense the best choice for your novel? Some things to think about

What is writer’s voice?

The importance of silence–putting pauses in your dialogue


News & Trends

It’s Not About eBooks; It’s About Amazon

Amazon-bashing has become a sport of choice. But can we really blame Amazon for publishing’s problems?


Platform Building, Self-Promotion

5 Ways to Turn Helpfulness Into Marketing Greatness

Boost your book sales with the magic of niche marketing

The Immediate Benefits of Having a Newsletter & Why You Need One Now

& Blogging

The Real Secret to Getting Tons of Blog Subscribers

Social Media / Twitter

Writers: If you have ?s about marketing + social media, this is a great post to start with

E-Books and E-Publishing

Working Amazon: Some Strategies For Selling in E-retail Stores

Liz Castro’s EPUB Straight to the Point | Revolutionary EPUB instruction from a master

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Five Best Book Recommendation Services

“Drink What You Know” (Geoff Nicholson on drinking and writing)


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3 thoughts on “Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/30/10)

  1. Gale Martin

    Hi, Jane. This is a great service you are providing. I don’t know how you are able to keep up with a weekly tsunami of content, but it’s appreciated. I did want to mention that I read a lot of great craft tips (at)dirtywhitecandy on Twitter. Thanks again.