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

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

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

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

A Guide To Writing A Book Pitch For Penguin Books

Craft & Technique

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

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

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

Why your great idea has dried up by Mark David Gerson


News & Trends

NY Times Bestseller Seth Godin to No Longer Publish Books Traditionally

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

The Changing Face of Publishing


Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Ten Ways to Sell Books On Amazon

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

Blogging / Websites

One Simple Way to Generate More Comments on Your Blog

Social Media / Twitter

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

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Don’t Be a Writer, Be a Creator

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


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