Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 8/6/10)

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Why are ‘badly written’ books successful? by agent @nathanbransford
@dirtywhitecandy

You know who’s got a good eye for where publishing is headed? @glecharles, and he proves it.
@RonHogan

Going to a writer conference? The talks to walk out of
by @victoriamixon
@dirtywhitecandy

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

14 Reasons Your Manuscript Got Rejected Before Page 1
@elizabethscraig

How To Create A One-pager [for pitching]
@thewritermama

After 54 Agents Said No: James King’s First Novel, and “Bill Warrington’s Last Chance”
@selfpubreview

What the heck is steampunk?
@elizabethscraig

When you buy books, do you look at who published them or who wrote them?
@thecreativepenn

Craft & Technique

Micro-level Revision Tips
@paulgreci

“Most people who publish feel they stopped one draft too soon.” Thomas S Kane
Source of quote
@steve_burks

Why a bad day makes for a good story
@p2p_editor

Is “Write What You Know” a good rule? Donald Maass & Natalie Goldberg go head-to-head
@jessicastrawser

Some Tips for Writing a Series of Books
@ChuckSambuchino

“Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right & wrong, but between two different kinds of right.” Peter Shaffer
@Quotes4Writers

Theme is the muscle of your story. How to work it
@elizabethscraig

Publishing

News & Trends

How authors can make (better) living by selling more than books (LA Times)
@JaneFriedman

Are the days of the full-time novelist numbered? SF novelist Robert J. Sawyer says a decade is left
@JaneFriedman

What is an “enhanced” e-book edition? Or what *should* it be? Great advice from novelist @jchutchins
@WritersDigest

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

Top 3 Lessons from ‘Get Known Before The Book Deal’
@thewritermama

BookTour’s “How To Promote Your Book” series continues today. Part II: “It’s Who You Know”
@chr1sa

Great article from the Huffington Post on what motivates readers to buy books
@GreenleafBookGr

Social Media / Twitter

Can you tweet your way to a bestseller?
@AdviceToWriters

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Smashwords founder admits: Tough to make $$ in self-pub biz b/c vast majority of indie author books don’t sell
@JaneFriedman

ISBN for Self-Publishers: 20 Answers to Your Questions. What you need to know, in 5 minutes
@JFbookman

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

2010 Social Networking Map – LOVE this! Fun visual representation of social media world
@JaneFriedman

The Secret to Being Lucky
@debbiestier

What your friends know about your writing that you didn’t, apparently.
@thmafi

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