Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 8/13/10)

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Best of Best

12 dos and don’ts for making the first page of your novel more compelling
@elizabethscraig

Ultimate Checklist for Submitting to Publishers: 10 Tests a Novel Must Pass
@4kidlit

Great article. Why it takes more than a sad story to write a memoir

@memoirista

How To Improve Your Blog: Lessons Learned From The Problogger Event
@thecreativepenn

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

“A pen name won’t hide you” and 6 other things Lydia Sharp would tell her younger self
@chucksambuchino

Bowker’s new manuscript submission service: a deconstruction
[in short: “save your cash”]

@victoriastrauss

Questions to ask an agent when The Call comes – a list to bookmark
@RachelleGardner

“There are countless ineffective ways to pitch a manuscript.”
@dbschlosser

Pros & cons of different publishing options, compiled by @moonrat
@inkyelbows

Craft & Technique

5 questions to ask yourself before you start a revision
@elizabethscraig

Do You Suffer From One of These Writing Maladies?
@NathanBransford

How To Write The Ending Of Your Novel
@thecreativepenn

Conflict–the fuel of your story
@elizabethscraig

Crime fiction–depicting the murderer’s reaction to killing
@mkinberg

How to use historical figures in your novels without getting trapped in the facts
@p2p_editor

Publishing

News & Trends

Hey, editors! @cinemanche asks, “Is the publishing industry hiding its stars [aka YOU] on purpose?”
@glecharles

Books vs. eBooks: A rather dramatic infographic

@ElectricLit

Frere-Jones’ smart New Yorker article about music business is a must-read for everyone in publishing
@twliterary

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

How to be the thought-leader of the pack
@GreenleafBookGr

LOVE THIS about author bios! Which do you prefer?
@memoirista

Blogging / Websites

How to write compelling blog headlines
[This can work for Tweets, too]
@GreenleafBookGr

How one sold a blog for $20,000 in 8 months
@steverubel


Social Media / Twitter

In case you missed it: My first video intervew! @MarianSchembari discusses why authors need social media
@DanBlank

What Your Twitter Numbers Say About You [how to organize the info flow to be effective]
@MarianSchembari

Online Resources & Tools

Best Places to Get Free Books – The Ultimate Guide
@selfpubreview

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

The Phenomenology of Writing by Hand
@ichibanbrianne

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About Ben Sobieck

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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