Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 8/7/09)

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, or if you want more of a particular category of
Tweet, also comment.)

Best of Best

Having a freezer pop + reading Jenny Crusie’s post about turning points
@nomadshan

Samantha Ettus (@samanthaettus) interviews Larry Kirshbaum and Jane Friedman on the state of the publishing industry
@CreateSpace

A good post from an agent highlighting the difference between ‘crafting’ and ‘writing’ a novel
@BubbleCow

An agent offers some thoughts on the ‘reality of royalties’. Makes interesting reading
@BubbleCow

Stand Alone

The best writers benefit from editing; the less-accomplished require it. -John E. McIntyre
@DebraMarrs

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you’re doomed. RAY BRADBURY
@advicetowriters

Getting Published, Agents/Editors
Fiction proposals Q&A with an agent
@merylkevans

Book ’em, Dano – Ten fully arrest-able query gaffs
@tumblemoose

How to write a simple, compelling query letter
@Kid_Lit

Do You Run Your Writing As A Business? Pub Rants (If you’re serious about it, it IS a business.)
@LatinoBookNews

A great examination of Authonomy and what it does and doesn’t do (editor’s note: Authonomy has led to book deals, contrary to article’s author)
@BubbleCow

Not sure what type of article to pitch to magazines? Here are 11 types of feature articles
@QuipsAndTips

Craft & Technique

Helpful writing tips from a former journalist
@ElizabethSCraig

Fiction writers: Here are few tips and tricks to writing strong, believable dialogue.
@noveldoctor

This blog post offers a good little guide to ‘plotting’ a novel
@BubbleCow

Why you should embrace your editor’s revision ideas
@ElizabethSCraig

Publishing Biz, Trends, Future of Publishing

Interesting piece by a bookseller on the complex issue of returns (comments are interesting too)
@victoriastrauss

Nice post looking at the breakdown of costs when selling a book
@BubbleCow

What does it say about publishing if it cant sustain a trade publication (Publishers Weekly)?
@Danoosha

Will the spirit of Billy Mays #savepublishing? [GREAT article by @RonHogan!
@psamuelson01

Declining Editing Staff Leads to Rise in Errors
@writingislife

The ISBN is Dead. (At least maybe in its current form)
@Personanondata

@chipmacgregor on the Google Settlement and why it is a good thing for authors
@benwhiting

More Bits of Destruction for the Publishing business (recommend reading all three parts)
@rww

Marketing/Promotion

Win a $1300 book marketing prize package from top book marketing experts in the business
@tonyeldridge

The 10 New Rules of PR (you must think like your targets, be found, motivate action)
@brascoebooks

Reflections on a blog book tour by @AlanBaxter
@thecreativepenn

40 Writer Uses for LinkedIn
@merylkevans

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

WSJ on Four Options for Creating Your Own Recipe Book
@PublishersLunch


Blogging

How to Build Compelling Content By Leaving Readers Wanting More
@flipbooks

How To Think About Your Blog Like A TV Programmer (smart tips for promoting w/o being obnoxious)
@bradrourke

Twitter on Twitter


How Twitter works and why people in publishing should consider using it  (practical, hype-free tips)
@yodiwan

The Writing Life / Philosophical / Inspirational

13 Tips for Actually Getting Some Writing Done
@gretchenrubin

The Unsung Villains of Writing
@benwhiting

How to increase your influence 10x
@copyblogger

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