Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 9/10/10)

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Best of Best


How to deal with contradictory query advice
@NathanBransford

How I evaluate full manuscripts [an agent’s view]
@kidlit

Editor @VictoriaMixon’s advice for new writers: Don’t read crap. It may influence your writing
@inkyelbows

Behind the scenes at a publishing committee meeting
@RachelleGardner

Great Reminders for Writers from the Movie “Julie & Julia”
@thewritermama

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Having trouble pinpointing your novel’s genre? Some links to help
@readysetpitch

Lit agent @RachelleGardner on whether or not to use a pen name
@inkyelbows

Everything you always wanted to know about sell-throughs: A wonderfully detailed post by agent Denise Little
@victoriastrauss

Craft & Technique

Use backstory to create mysteries and conflicts, not to explain them
@p2p_editor

The key, game-changing element that every good scene needs
@justinemusk

What do readers want? Change, threats, questions and answers

@karenmusings

Agree To Disagree: The Key To Constant Conflict
@elizabethscraig

One of @storyfix’s critiques, reproduced with the permission of a very courageous author
@dirtywhitecandy

Opening pages must show nature/conflict of story, make reader care for protagonist
@jmartinlibrary

Describing a Character’s Physical Features
@elizabethscraig

Rewriting: The Subplot Pass
@elizabethscraig

Publishing

News & Trends

Rumours and realities: the future of publishing. Write It Forward, a new blog by author Bob Mayer
@dirtywhitecandy

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

“I’ve had events and the authors were just terrible speakers. So, there’s no sale there.” (Word of mouth is critical.)
@DigiBookWorld

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

No-pain guide to preparing your book for Smashwords or Kindle
@cathryanhoward

How To Publish Your Book On Kindle And iPad
@BubbleCow

Blogging & Websites

10 Ways to Create a Better “About Page” for Your Blog
@michaelhyatt


Social Media & Twitter

Writer’s Guide to Twitter
@inkyelbows

Do Tweets Equal Sales?
@mjrose


The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

“Although main focus is supposed to be writing, the interviews [in @parisreview] always get very personal.”
@Quotes4Writers

John Steinbeck’s advice to beginning writers
@AdviceToWriters

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