Twitterific Writing Links

by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig

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Thanks to all who entered mystery writer Sue Coletta’s giveaway! And congratulations to winners Carol Sue, Mark, and Rosemary. 

Happy New Year! Hope everyone has a great 2016.  Here are the links I shared in the last couple of weeks.

5 Ways To Think Differently About Motivation When Setting 2016 Goals: @mazlocoach

“Did my agent fire me and I just don’t know it?” @Janet_Reid #TopTweets2015

On the Rise and Fall of the New Creative Class: @IreneKeliher #TopTweets2015               

Boost Your Writing: 3 Things To Do Now To Start 2016 Off Right: @angelaackerman

5 Things To Do Before Hiring a Freelance Editor: @RachelleGardner #TopTweets2015

10 Habits of Highly Effective Writers: @RBWhitehill

NaNoWriMo, Or How 1 Writer Cheated Her Way to Finishing Her Novel: @j_s_brown @DebutanteBall #TopTweets2015

5 Apps for Writers:  @FinishedPages

What Every Writer Should Know About Their Novel’s Pre-Middle: @BetterNovelProj

How to Build the Writing Habit (in 2016): from Authority Self-Pub

Comic: New Year’s Resolutions (or not): @inkyelbows

Tips for Writing Your Author Acknowledgements: @juliemusil

Author-Editor Collaboration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: @byondpapr

Should You Let Others Read Your Work Before It’s Finished? @WritingBusy

An agent on using italics: @Janet_Reid

Is Backstory Killing Your Book’s Plot? Here’s How to Fix It: @CSLakin

5 Things Authors On Facebook Should Know: @AnthonyEhlers

Working Collaboratively: Checking Our Ego at the Door: @MartinaABoone

8 Tips for Punctuating Dialogue Tags: from My Book Cave

Resources for Television Writers: @beccapuglisi

4 ways to write faster: @Brianna_daSilva

7 YA clichés:  @Brianna_daSilva

Commas, Em Dashes, and Ellipses: @JamesJMurray1

When writer’s block is real: @MelSzymanik

What You Really Want to Know About Self Pub: @Janice_Hardy

10 practices publishers can use to tamp down Amazon’s impact: by Stephen Blake Mettee

Jobs That Leave Us Time to Write: @stevegillman

Why We Should Do Bad Things to Our Characters: @Janice_Hardy

11 Top Articles on Writing Characters: by Hiten Vyas

On keeping a logbook:  @austinkleon

Questions to Help You Create Conflict in Your Story:  @kylieday0

New Year’s resolutions and embracing mediocrity: @tobywneal

A 4-draft writing process: @kseniaanske #TopTweets2015

7 Steps to Creating a Flexible Outline for Any Story: @KMWeiland #TopTweets2015

How to Write Vivid Descriptions: @dice_carver #TopTweets2015

20 Characters You Need to Start A Novel: @BetterNovelProj

Deconstructing Back Cover Copy: @betternovelproj #TopTweets2015

6 More Character Archetypes to Ditch: by Oren Ashkenazi #TopTweets2015

The growing “business demands on an author’s time”: @Porter_Anderson @kristinerusch

10 Things Best Sellers Don’t Do: @AmyMilesBooks #TopTweets2015

How to Develop an Outline for Our Novel: @farrtom #TopTweets2015

It’s Fat Season For Diet Books: @Porter_Anderson

Why query letters should focus on plot not theme #querytip @carlywatters #TopTweets2015

With booksellers’ pressure: DRM is now soft in Germany: @Porter_Anderson @doctorow #TopTweets2015

How to Write a Fantasy Series: @nownovel #TopTweets2015

The Real Price of Traditional Publishing: @deanwesleysmith #TopTweets2015

Why you should put your book on Wattpad ASAP: @kseniaanske #TopTweets2015

The Plotting Grid: a Tool for Plotters and Pantsers: @ChrisMandeville @KoboWritingLife #TopTweets2015

17 Things Learned About Writing From Structuring a Novel In 7 Days: @BenSchmitt5 #TopTweets2015

Why Authors Should Never Buy Amazon Reader Reviews:  @annerallen #TopTweets2015

What Literary Agents Want to See Before Signing With a Writer: @Writers_Circle #TopTweets2015

Rowling’s Revisions for ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ : @RiteLikeRowling #TopTweets2015

Is my agent an idiot? Yes, yes he is. @Janet_Reid #TopTweets2015

10 tips from a self-publishing survivor: @digiogi #TopTweets2015

What Do Your Readers Know and When Do They Know It? by Dave King #TopTweets2015

The Hot Sheet: industry newsletter for authors (30 day free trial):  from @Porter_Anderson & @JaneFriedman:

How 1 writer improved her writing productivity by 100%: @novelexperienc3 #TopTweets2015

Be a More Productive & Balanced Writer: @JordanRosenfeld #TopTweets2015

A Writer’s Cheatsheet to Plot and Structure: @mgherron #TopTweets2015

You’re Not Alone: —10 Perfectly Normal Struggles when #Writing a Novel: @WarrenAdler #TopTweets2015

7 Ways End Your Novel: @enderawiggin #TopTweets2015

10 Links That Demonstrate Your Self-Published Book Looks Cheap & Amateurish: @10MinuteNovelists #TopTweets2015

Cliches to avoid when writing love triangles: @EimhWrite #TopTweets2015

What’s the Biggest Lie You Tell Yourself as a Writer? @jamigold #TopTweets2015

Who cares whodunit? Part One: and Two: @TimHallinan

Don’t get Scammed on Self-publishing: What are Reasonable Costs? @silas_payton #TopTweets2015

The Character Most Writers Get Wrong (And How to Fix It) @MandyCorine #TopTweets2015

7 Reasons Why Most Authors Fail: @johnnybtruant #TopTweets2015

4 Ways to Make Readers Instantly Loathe Your Character Descriptions: @KMWeiland #TopTweets2015

Most authors break through in middle-age: @alice_emily @Telegraph #TopTweets2015

How 1 Writer Became a Morning Person: @ava_jae #TopTweets2015

An agent on introducing characters in a query: @Janet_Reid #TopTweets2015

How 1 writer outlines using a 6-stage plot structure: from Nova Zero Writing #TopTweets2015

15 Tips for Aspiring Writers from 5 Successful Authors: @SimoneHCollins #TopTweets2015

Most Common Writing Mistakes: Describing Character Movements: @KMWeiland #TopTweets2015

If Strangers Talked to Everybody like They Talk to Writers: @ElectricLit @TheLincoln #TopTweets2015

2016 Book Ind. Predictions: Opportunities amid Slow Growth: @markcoker

28 Tips for Writing Stories from Poe, Faulkner, Hemingway and Fitzgerald:  by Josh Jones @openculture

Can we discover narrative through auditory practices? @swtomp @thewritermag

Writing Tense Scenes: @NatePhilbrick

When Writing Becomes Misery: @AuthorAthenaM

4 Special Features For Your Blog or Website:  @IndiePlotTwist

Poe, Short Story Structure and Narrative Technique: @FlynnGrayWriter

How 1 writer perfected his cover copy:  @JMNeyGrimm

Daily Discipline for Writers: Keep After It:  @IndiePlotTwist

Power Your Fiction: Using Weather To Create Mood, Not Clichés: @angelaackerman

Caring For Your Writer 101: @NatePhilbrick

Things to Know When Working With a Printer: @beccapuglisi

Top 8 Screenwriting Books: @ScriptReaderPro

15 Things to Consider When Writing Description: @kathytemean

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence: @AskATechTeacher

4 Ways to Reignite the “Wonder” in Your Writing: @KMWeiland

Crafting a Strong Opening: @jodyhedlund

Cover Design on a Budget: @MarcyKennedy

The 5 Incredible Benefits of Unplugging:  @emily_tjaden

Tension: Setting the Clock: @JamesTuckwriter

Writing is Hard: by Dave King @writerunboxed

25 things to keep in mind if you want to write a book: @AuthorAthenaM

When Writing is Like An Arranged Marriage: @jamesscottbell

How to Know Your Book’s Cover Needs a Redesign @dianaurban

Why writers need to keep a notebook: @NatePhilbrick

Things To Do On Your Holiday Writing Break: @storyfix

Stash, Trash or Refresh: Dealing with Boring In-Between Story Parts: @RidethePen

The Simplest Story Structure: @larathelark

5 Books That Give Women Their Apocalyptic Due: @tordotcom @jackiehattton

A Collection of Creative Writing Worksheets:  @evadeverell

Where to Find Ideas for Writing a Story: @writingforward

10 Ways To Kick Start Your Writing : @Joannechocolat @womenwriters

Genre Mindmaps: @evadeverell

#AmNotWriting : What holds one writer back: @MsTamarCohen @womenwriters

Tips and resources for plotting: @larathelark

Why one writer is enjoying Wattpad: @amzoltai

7 Steps to Overcome Writing Procrastination: @CoachRenate

3 Ways To Build Your Own Genre: @AnthonyEhlers

The Skinny On Blurbs:  @sharonbially

2 Tricks for Portraying Relatable Heroes: @Brianna_daSilva

13 Things Learned About Writing Faster: @VeronicaSicoe

10 Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Book Publicist: @dianaurban

The Power of Narrative Writing: @writingforward

Pros And Cons Of Writing In 1st Person: @MiaJouBotha

Why We Should Read Our Novel Out Loud: @blotsandplots

Exploring different writing styles: including writing by hand: @NadineBrandes

How To Format Your Short Story For Publications: A Step By Step Guide: @DeanElphick

15 Tips for Promoting Nonfiction Books Successfully: @NinaAmir @CaballoFrances

Why writers MUST emerge: @kimberlydbrock

5 Reasons Why Writers Need Friends Who Write:  @EM_Denning

The Complete Guide To Creating Backstory In Spec Fiction: @paperbackbird

1-dimensional vs. 2-dimensional characters: from Writers’ Helpers

How to Decide How Many POV Characters Our Book Needs: @marcykennedy

Storytelling flaws in the Insurgent movie: @Brianna_daSilva

How Are You? Good vs. Well: @epbure

37 Ways To Write About Anger: @writers_write

The Truth About Querying Your NaNoWriMo Novel: @breecrowder

A History of the Christmas Story: Not Altogether Christmas but Christmas All Together: @@katewebb_uk

Should authors use other authors as their critics?    @Porter_Anderson @WriterUnboxed

Writing Mechanics: Avoiding the “I” Trap and Other Irritants: @lindasclare

This year’s publishing trend: the remarkably lengthy novel: @juliafly

Catherine Ryan Hyde on Rejection: Does Your Rejected Work Need a Rewrite? @cryanhyde @annerallen

2015 Smashwords Survey Reveals Insights to Help Authors Reach More Readers: @markcoker

A social media mid-life crisis: @DanBlank

Is social media effective for selling books? by Chip MacGregor

Pinterest is Changing The Social Media Game: @CaballoFrances

Attaining Success as an Indie Author with BookBub: @CaballoFrances

Cultivating your creativity during the holi-daze : @laurelgarver

Getting Your Book Translated and Published in Other Countries: @lauracallisen

5 Scams that Target New Writers and How to Spot Them: @annerallen

Engaging Audiences through Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day: @kikimojo

Flash Fiction as Holiday Therapy: @_AliciaAudrey

World-building with Holidays:  @GailZMartin

Need escape from holiday stress? A giveaway for crime fiction fans: @SueColetta1

Vow of silence: how much do you talk about your novel in progress? @Roz_Morris

Social pressure to marry in crime fiction: @mkinberg

Why writing your query like a dust jacket isn’t always sound advice: @Janet_Reid

16 Ways to De-stress This Holiday Season: @emily_tjaden

6  Scams That Target New Writers: @annerallen

How to Protect Your Blog from Hackers: @NinaAmir

Pages requested at a conference: how long do I have to send? @Janet_Reid

Going Global: Self Publishing Tips From Dan Wood From Draft2Digital : @danwoodok @thecreativepenn

The Future of Publishing: @jamesscottbell

5 things that established authors would tell new writers: @Roz_Morris

Editor’s Tips on How to Write a YA Novel: @kateangelella @ReedsyHQ

Why Mysteries Matter:  @ClareLangleyH

Blogging with Facebook “Notes” to Improve Visibility: @LynneCantwell

Finding a Narrator on ACX:  @RamiUngarWriter

Why Writers Need to Motivate All of Their Characters: @drewchial

International sales: Both in translated works and ESL: @Porter_Anderson @ThadMcIlroy

Top 6 Ways Writers Spend the Holidays: @HeatherJacksonW

Words or Numbers? What’s the Best Way to Label Your Chapters? @Janice_Hardy

10 Reasons Why Being a Writer Is Like Being Santa Claus: @TaraSparling

The Problem with Backstory and the Star Wars Franchise: Lessons for Writers: @cathinnorway

When You Need to Rewrite Your Rewrite: @kristinaaurelia

Working With a Freelance Editor: The Process: @MarloWordyBird

Creating lean but descriptive prose :  @cjjasp

Being Trendy: Should You Write What’s Hot? @Janice_Hardy

All You Need (as a writer): by Ken Hughes

How Writers can Create Their Own Galaxies Far Far Away: @drewchial

Creative Exhaustion:  @shay_goodman

Why Books Are the Best Gifts: @mybookshepherd

11 Plot Pitfalls: by Laura Whitcomb @writersdigest

5 Ways to Answer the Worst Question Ever For Writers During the Holidays: @besscozby

Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Pricing Plan? @jamigold

Successful Blogging Tips, Authenticity And Longevity: @yarostarak @thecreativepenn

Tips for Facebook Cover Photos: @sosandrine

3 Tips to Launch a New Instagram Account (video): @SavvySexySocial

A Must-Read for Storytellers: Save the Cat: @writingforward

Actions vs Choices: Crafting Better Plots: @Janice_Hardy

On Keeping Track of (Fictional) Time: @ava_jae

Turn a #NaNoWriMo Story Into a Real Novel: @taniastrauss @thecreativepenn

Writing Fiction? 10 Overwriting Traps to Avoid: @danielamcvick

Why More Practice Can Make You A Worse Writer: @bnonn @writetodone

Rough Draft to Final Draft: Tips: @fictionnotes

Self-Publishing Your NaNoWriMo Book? Don’t Miss These Steps: @dianaurban

Do Book Reviewers Charge Too Much? What Do You Get for Your Review?  by Mike Norton

Flattery is More Common Than Truth When Writers Offer Feedback: @Porter_Anderson

When Sidekicks Get the Fan Mail: @julieczerneda @tordotcom

10 Horror Podcasts: @G9Burkart @blumhouse

3 Tricks to Motivated Writing Sessions: @rachellerea

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7 thoughts on “Twitterific Writing Links

  1. Lovely to see you back, Elizabeth! I hope you enjoyed the holidays. Thanks, as ever, for these great links. So many good ones this time, and as always, I really like the variety. You’ve got links from all kinds of new sources.

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