Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 10/22/10)

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Best of Best

5 situations where it’s better to tell than show in your fiction

The Top 5 Free eBooks for Fiction Writers

How to Write a Novel in Three Days. Thought-provoking advice from a master fantasy author.

Getting Published, Agents/Editors

Can you write a publishable first novel? 8 dos and don’ts to increase your chances

The definition and challenges of the early reader and chapter book market

Do you have a BUSINESS mindset for your writing career? Should you?

Craft & Technique

9 (Arbitrary) Ways to Get Your Writing Rejected

Alexander McCall Smith on writing concisely. Overwritten prose takes away readers’ opportunity to imagine

“Little Fictions” within creative nonfiction

6 Ways to Hook Your Readers from the Very First Line

An agent on some opening page tactics that fail


News & Trends

Is Beg, Borrow and Barter a Good Business Model? It Works for Cory Doctorow

The real cost of free

Why book publishing needs Silicon Valley way by @mike_elgan

The pyramid of literary respect


Platform Building, Self-Promotion

The seven deadly book marketing mistakes authors make

Research: what kinds of promotion sell books


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

Promote Your Book on the Goodreads Network

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

9 tips for authors on writing and selling e-books

Did Borders’ New Self-Publishing Tool Make Blogs Smarter or Books Dumber?

Blogs & Websites

How to Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Social Network

Social Media & Twitter

The Secret to Social Media Success–Slow & Steady Wins the Race

“What we are ultimately trying to do is really connect with another person.” Great video by @ZeFrank

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Feeling Sad Makes Us More Creative


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    I came here to check out the must-reads and squee! I made the list myself with my 8 dos and don’ts for writing a publishable first novel. My third time! Thanks bunches to you and @WriteitSideways, whose tweet brought it to your attention.