Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 8/20/10)

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Best of Best

10 Things to Do to Become a Better Writer in 10 Days
@victoriamixon

Fantastic analysis of which media outlets really sell books (via @thorntonmatt)
@twliterary

The power of a character who isn’t there (by Donald Maass)
@writerunboxed

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

A Guide To Writing A Book Pitch For Penguin Books
@BubbleCow

Craft & Technique

Lit agent @RachelleGardner’s Revision Letter post has great advice for writers doing edits
@inkyelbows

Lost in your plot? Don’t just sit there. @indiadrummond referencing @margaretatwood
@dirtywhitecandy

What makes a good first sentence? Universal truth, quick mystery, style icon, seed of doubt, more
@inkyelbows

Why your great idea has dried up by Mark David Gerson
@dirtywhitecandy

Publishing

News & Trends

NY Times Bestseller Seth Godin to No Longer Publish Books Traditionally
@galleycat

Fascinating debate about advertising in books at #adsinbooks hashtag; all started w/ WSJ article
@GalleyCat

The Changing Face of Publishing
@jakonrath

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Ten Ways to Sell Books On Amazon
@BookBuzzr

How To Launch A Book With No Traditional Media Like Seth Godin
@thecreativepenn

Blogging / Websites

One Simple Way to Generate More Comments on Your Blog
@copyblogger


Social Media / Twitter

“How To Use the Author Program” @Goodreads (If Goodreads isn’t in your social media mix, #urdoinitrong)
@glecharles

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Don’t Be a Writer, Be a Creator
@glecharles

Does Alcohol Help Or Hurt Your Writing? (and check the comments!)
@thecreativepenn

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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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