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
@victoriastrauss

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

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

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

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

11 Questions for Crafting a Pitch
@RachelleGardner

How to choose a good writing critique service
@dirtywhitecandy

Craft & Technique

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

12 Dos and Don’ts for Introducing your Protagonist
@elizabethscraig

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

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

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

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

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

When to tell, not show

@laurapauling

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

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

How do you HOOK a Reader? Understand Great Beginnings
@BubbleCow

Good post on the diff between Middle Grade and YA.
@KimsCraftBlog

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

Tips for writing profanity
@elizabethscraig

Publishing

News & Trends

Ideo on the future of the book
@dbschlosser

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

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

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

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

6 things your book publicist won’t tell you
@selfpubbootcamp

How Authors And Writers Can Build An Email List For Marketing
@thecreativepenn

10 Tips for Marketing Your Memoir, Book or eBook
@WomensMemoirs

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

@JFbookman

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

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

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

Blogging & Websites

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

8 of the Best Premium WordPress Themes
@mashable

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

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

5 Mistakes Every Blogger Will Make
@elizabethscraig

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

Online Tools & Resources

Every Paris Review author interview now available online
@twliterary

The Writing Life
& Fun Stuff

Is page reading different from screen reading?
@AdviceToWriters

10 Big Myths about copyright
@AdviceToWriters


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