Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 9/17/10)

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Advice Writing Memoir: writing could be brilliant & your life amazing & still manuscript gets rejected. Why?
@Quotes4Writers

Action and problems: two writing terms that confuse
@elizabethscraig

Economics of the average bookstore event
@ColleenLindsay

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Is idea or execution more important? [Why it’s misguided to think agents will steal your ideas]
@Kid_Lit

When persistence becomes a vice
@victoriastrauss

An editor tells why she might reject the novel your critique group loved

@dirtywhitecandy

If you wonder why agents don’t give more specific info on what they’re looking for, read this!
@RachelleGardner

Craft & Technique

Kurt Vonnegut explains drama
@AdviceToWriters

“In real life they happen all the time. In novels coincidences usually look like lazy storytelling.
@Quotes4Writers

6 Tips for Writing an Epistolary Novel
@elizabethscraig

It’s not about the writer, but the writing, even when drawing on painful experiences
@iainbroome

Tell vs Show: Showing takes info in telling, expands it into interesting story w/dramatic elements.
@inkyelbows

5 Ways to Make Your Novel Unforgettable
@VictoriaMixon

Publishing

News & Trends

Books are now no longer ‘things’, they’re experience conjured out of thin air by @justinemusk
@dirtywhitecandy

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

5 tips to get big exposure for your book through book touring
@elizabethscraig

How To Sell A Book? Good, Old Word Of Mouth (NPR)
@elizabethscraig

8 Tips on Starting Your Own Grass-Roots Campaign For Your Book
@BubbleCow

An agent on whether authors should do their own marketing
@elizabethscraig

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Book Design with Microsoft Word: The Art of @MoriahJovan. Prepare to be blown away
@JFbookman

Blogging & Websites

The Ultimate Blog Checklist
@elizabethscraig


How to Grow a Following With Other People’s Popular Content
(great concept!)
@DebraMarrs

7 Ways to Improve Your Blog’s Readability
@BubbleCow

How to be Transparent without Being too Personal
@BookBuzzr


Social Media & Twitter

How small steps can make you a published writer & social media ninja
@justinemusk

Online Tools & Resources

Free dictation app for writers; dictate your notes, emails, posts or novel straight to smartphone
@GalleyCat

Writer’s Idea Bank for iGoogle: With each refresh, generate a paragraph of prose imagery
@KMWeiland

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

The well is deep. Trust it. Trust the source.
@SPressfield

The danger of letting dreams become expectations
@NathanBransford

Other Link Roundups

Best Articles This Week for Writers 9/17
@4kidlit


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