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5 situations where it's better to tell than show in your fiction
@AdviceToWriters

The Top 5 Free eBooks for Fiction Writers
@Writeitsideways

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

Getting Published, Agents/Editors


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

@Writeitsideways

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

@Kid_Lit

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

Craft & Technique

9 (Arbitrary) Ways to Get Your Writing Rejected
@AdviceToWriters

Alexander McCall Smith on writing concisely. Overwritten prose takes away readers' opportunity to imagine
@dbschlosser

"Little Fictions" within creative nonfiction
@KimsCraftBlog

6 Ways to Hook Your Readers from the Very First Line
@AdviceToWriters

An agent on some opening page tactics that fail
@elizabethscraig


Publishing

News & Trends

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

The real cost of free
@doctorow

Why book publishing needs Silicon Valley way by @mike_elgan
@jafurtado

The pyramid of literary respect
@RonHogan

Marketing,

Platform Building, Self-Promotion

The seven deadly book marketing mistakes authors make
@BookBuzzr

Research: what kinds of promotion sell books

@dbschlosser

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

Promote Your Book on the Goodreads Network
@indieauthor

Self-Publishing and E-Publishing

9 tips for authors on writing and selling e-books
@dsawyer

Did Borders' New Self-Publishing Tool Make Blogs Smarter or Books Dumber?
@fastcompany


Blogs & Websites

How to Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Social Network
@BubbleCow


Social Media & Twitter


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

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


The Writing Life

Feeling Sad Makes Us More Creative
@AdviceToWriters


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E.J. Levy: When Your First Draft is Your Best Draft

E.J. Levy: When Your First Draft is Your Best Draft

Author E.J. Levy discusses her journey with drafting and redrafting her historical fiction novel, The Cape Doctor, and why her first draft was her best draft.

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Lacie Waldon: On Writing What You Know ... But Keeping it Interesting

Lacie Waldon: On Writing What You Know ... But Keeping it Interesting

Debut novelist Lacie Waldon discusses how her agent encouraged her to write what she knew, but then her editor made her realize that what she thought was boring might not be the case.

Pedal vs. Peddle (Grammar Rules)

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Marissa Levien: On Pinning Down Your Novel's Middle

Marissa Levien: On Pinning Down Your Novel's Middle

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