Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 8/21/09)

I watch Twitter, so you don’t have to. Visit each Friday or Saturday (or Sunday!)
for the week’s best Tweets. If I missed a great Tweet, leave it in the Comments. Always
welcome suggestions on improving this weekly feature.

Note: A bit shorter list this week, as I leave for vacation tomorrow—and next
week’s roundup might be a little later than usual.

Best of Best

7 Reasons Why Your Manuscript Got Rejected

@inkyelbows

Interesting post about the publishing industry — the
books that get published


@BubbleCow

Interview with creative writing instructor Robert McKee

@GuyKawasaki

Good advice for ebook authors trying to establish their
niche market


@mousehand

Stand Alone

If you’re not yet published, you cannot sell a novel based on a proposal.
It must be complete.
@rachellegardner

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

What Agents Hate: Literary Reps vent about
their Chapter 1 turn-offs
.

@BrianKlems

Good advice from an agent about what you should do before
you sign


@BubbleCow

Craft & Technique

How to cut your manuscript by 20% by
@storyfix
@benwhiting


Great post about how to tighten your manuscript 
– essential reading
@BubbleCow

To Rewrite or Not to Rewrite? That is the Flowchart.

@JeremiahTolbert

A TON of novel writing advice from Crawford Kilian

@EZF_TopAuthors

Lawrence Block on writing: Just write: might not change
lives, but might get somebody through a bad time.
Great story
@dbschlosser

20 rules for writing detective stories – S.S. Van
Dine, 1928. One of those “Oh yes of course” articles!
@dbschlosser

Publishing Biz, Trends, Future of Publishing

Why free ebooks should be part of the writing
plot
by @doctorow Worry about obscurity, not piracy
@dbschlosser

Nice to see a literary agent telling it like it is about
publisher outrage regarding the Google Book Search settlement


@timoreilly

Marketing/Promotion

Good article on marketing for writers
for weekly
. Credit goes to @gregpincus

@merylkevans

Great article from a writer looking to find out more about
‘writer platforms’


@BubbleCow

How will the future of books impact marketing? Agent
@chipmacgregor answers
@benwhiting

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Financial Post: “Self-publishing becoming
an attractive business model”


@filedby



Blogging

Excellent post from publisher Michael Hyatt on how
to blog successfully


@BubbleCow

Twitter / Social Media

Here are
7 Twitter people every author should follow


@AuthorTech

100 Useful Twitter Feeds for Book Lovers

@torbooks

100 Twitter feeds to help you sharpen your writing skills!

[Writer’s Digest makes the list]
@Bookgal

The social media sites, rated for networking value by
@mariaschneider
@benwhiting

Resources and Tools

ScreenJelly is quick & easy screencasting
for the masses.
Check it out & think of the potential uses. (Thnx to @LaurieP)

@jwikert

4
Digital Tools for Writers


@thecreativepenn

The Writing Life / Philosophical / Inspirational

Mark Charan Newton: “Some Interesting Things
I Never Knew About Being A #Writer”


@filedby

For weekend: RT @kylejameson @lydiabreakfast

I’m in love

@merylkevans

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