Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 9/24/10)

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Agent Denise Little on why your query shouldn’t mention you’ve used a freelance editor

What to do when you want to send a revision but weren’t asked for one

Traffic, tears and tenderness: lessons from 5 years of online hustling

Literary agents open the door to self-published writers, by Alan Rinzler

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

11 Questions for Crafting a Pitch

How to choose a good writing critique service

Craft & Technique

Success tip: Shift your focus from getting published to becoming an excellent writer. – B. Baig

12 Dos and Don’ts for Introducing your Protagonist

5 editor’s secrets to help you write like a pro

Secrets of Better Writing: The Powers of 1, 2, 3, and 4-or-More

The conflict in your story should worry the reader but also create ambivalence. @nicolamorgan tips

4 rules for influence based on the film Inception (this is brilliant stuff)

The importance of a strong opening for your book–and tips on what NOT to open with

When to tell, not show


Every novel needs back story, present story and hidden story by @katieganshert

Chaos, lag, flab, overkill and anticlimax. 5 things a writer always overlooks by @victoriamixon

How do you HOOK a Reader? Understand Great Beginnings

Good post on the diff between Middle Grade and YA.

Are too many writers jumping on the present tense bandwagon? Some people think so. [Salon]

Tips for writing profanity


News & Trends

Ideo on the future of the book

Ed Nawotka of @PublishingPerspectives on terminology confusion created by evolving publishing options

MIT analysis offers valuable perspective: ebook sales represent 6% of the total market for new books


Platform Building, Self-Promotion

BookTour’s Book Promotion Series continues. This week “How to Write the Perfect Pitch.”

6 things your book publicist won’t tell you

How Authors And Writers Can Build An Email List For Marketing

10 Tips for Marketing Your Memoir, Book or eBook

Managing your own PR: good tips for small businesses and self-published authors


Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

Experienced publishing professional launches self-publishing advice service (pay what you like)

From Smashwords’ Mark Coker, the 7 secrets of ebook publishing failure (good advice)

Blogging & Websites

The Power of Not Giving Up – One Blogger’s Story

8 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes

Build credibility and drive traffic to your site by commenting on blogs

If you use a blog to promote your book, these tips might be helpful

5 Mistakes Every Blogger Will Make

Why you should blog to build your writing career even if you don’t think you need to

Online Tools & Resources

Every Paris Review author interview now available online

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Is page reading different from screen reading?

10 Big Myths about copyright


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Benjamin Sobieck is a Wattpad Star and 2016 Watty Award winner. He’s best known on Wattpad for Glass Eye: Confessions of a Fake Psychic Detective, the Watty Award–winning sequel Black Eye, and When the Black-Eyed Children Knock & Other Stories. Four of his titles have appeared on Wattpad Top 100 Hot Lists, all at the same time.

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