Twitterific Writing Links

by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig


A weekly roundup of the best writing links from around the web.

Twitterific writing links are fed into the Writer’s Knowledge Base search engine (developed by writer and software engineer Mike Fleming) which has over 30,000 free articles on writing related topics. It’s the search engine for writers.

How To Cheat on Your Writing Without Getting Caught: @Wordstrumpet

6 Ways to Make Your Writing More Cinematic: by Oren Ashkenazi @mythcreants

Giving Your Protagonist Tough Choices: @ceciliaedits

Distribute More Books In More Territories: @publishdrive @IndieAuthorALLI               

How to Worldbuild a Good Sandbox: 4 Rules from the 40K Universe: @mharoldpage

How to Embrace Imperfection as a Writer @powellwriter

How to End a Chapter: @jennienash

How to Tell the Difference Between a Scene and a Chapter: @jennienash

Unsung Heroes of the Poetry World: @clangswell @thelithub

Tips to Help You Write What You Know: @CSLakin

How to Write Dialogue that Hooks Readers: @nownovel

4 Writing Secrets Blatantly Stolen From Taylor Swift: @Chris_Kokoski

Why We Must Write Introverted Characters: @livequiet

How Author Associations Help Your Self-Publishing Career: @kimbookless @OrnaRoss

Worldbuilding: The Nihilistic Architect and the Negligent Gardener: @ngfclark  @FantasyFaction

Mastering Your Author Persona: @Rachel_Aaron

Respect the Power of the Teenage Girl as a Writer: @robinwasserman @imjasondiamond @thelithub

Writing Believable Action Scenes: @NakedEditor

5 Books Where Assassins Are the Good Guys: @muirwoodwheeler

Reconstruct Your Criticism: Worksheet to Assess Feedback: @EvaDeverell

Writing the Fool Triumphant: @HeatherJacksonW

Dissecting Books: Reading as a Writer: @MarcyKennedy

.@JessicaSaenger: Germany’s @boev backs Constitutional Court complaint (on Copyright):  @Porter_Anderson

A Writer Learns to See Through Photography: @swan_tower  @tordotcom

Quick tips for writing a book review, even if you’re not a reviewer: @rxena77

Managing a day job while writing 40 books and building a story universe platform with @jonguent: @Hiveword

10 Tips on Navigating Twitter as an Indie Writer: @FlynnGrayWriter

.@Nielsen Data on the US Book Market: @Porter_Anderson  @kemptonm  @pubperspectives

3 Tips for Writing Character Change: @HeatherJacksonW

10 Thriller Story Ideas: @RuthanneReid

9 Rookie Errors to Avoid When Plotting Your Novel: @Roz_Morris @IndieAuthorALLI

Social media: hate or love it? The pros and cons for writers: @EmilyBenet @publishingtalk

Stereotypes Surrounding Epilepsy in the Entertainment Industry:  @LJKelley1

3 Cautions For Adding Research Into Stories @JodyHedlund

How to Get Readers Hooked: @MorganMandel

Final Fixes for Your Novel: @AnthonyEhlers

The Law of Writing Good Bad Guys: @LeeLofland

Great literary gardens: from ‘Hamlet’ to ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover: @FT by Caroline Thorpe

Writers Steal Your Life and Use it For Fiction: @thelithub @aboutrichard

6 Tips to Help You Finish Your Book: @KMWeiland

Getting Your Novel to the Finish Line: @Janice_Hardy

Tweaks to make our books visible on Google:

.@SalmanRushdie on Poetry, Being a Reader, and Going to the Movies:  @holdengraber @thelithub

15 Tips for Writing Poetry: @WordDreams

How to Turn an Idea into a Story: @DelilahSDawson

Organizing Your Hard Drive: @AngelaQuarles

Concept vs. Premise: The Inherent Opportunity in Understanding the Difference: @storyfix

12 Ways Not to Write a Mystery Novel: by Jacqueline Diamond for @annerallen

Freelancing to pay the Bills: @jlynchauthor  @IndieAuthorALLI

Charles Dickens and the Linguistic Art of the Minor Character: by Chi Luu @JSTOR_Daily

International Transmedia: StoryDrive in Beijing: @Porter_Anderson @pubperspectives

Digital Printing and What it Means for Publishing: @Porter_Anderson @pubperspectives

Working Without Distractions in Scrivener: @Gwen_Hernandez

Write Better Stories, Faster: @sterling_stone @IndieAuthorALLI

Pronoun services for the selfpubbed author: @JohnDoppler

How to Use a Plot Planner: @plotwhisperer for @JaneFriedman

Are You A Creator Or A Consumer? @InkyBites

Writers, The Loneliest Artists of All: @readandbreathe @thelithub

Men Have Book Clubs, Too: by Jennifer Miller @nytimesbooks

Crafting a Killer Opening: 4 Writing Contest Finalists Share Their Tips: @Ava_Jae  @MartinaABoone

A storytelling experiment closes 9-1 if @craigmodcan archive the project: @Porter_Anderson @pubperspectives

Stephen King: What We Can’t Say Enough: @JonathanJanz

Reach Readers While Looking After Yourself (video): @DanBlank @IndieAuthorALLI

On the Quest to Write in a 3rd Language: @LakhousAmara @thelithub

What Comes Before Part 3: A Whole Lotta Character:  @mileconnors

Get In Front Of Influencers: How To Spread The Word About Your Book: (video) @WhereWritersWin

Best Handguns for Fictional Detectives: @benjaminsobieck

Surviving Hard Knocks U.: A Writer’s Guide: @RuthHarrisBooks

The upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair: 3 points of interest: @Porter_Anderson @pubperspectives

Putting Words in your Mouth: The Whimsical Language of Food: by Chi Luu @JSTOR_Daily

Updating an old book, one author discovers 25 years ago is ancient history: by Johanna Hurwitz

The Shape of Horror to Come:  by Nathan DeCorte @The_Minaret

Use the right word to breathe life into your stories: @RayneHall

Developing Themes In Your Stories: Symbolism:  @SaraL_Writer

How to Write for Teens Without Sounding Like an Adult Writing for Teens: @KurtDinan

10 Ways To Make Your Story Good: @10minnovelist

Use your distributor to market your books: @IndieAuthorALLI @danwoodok @Draft2Digital

Writing business: steps to take in case of our demise or disability: @Diana_Hurwitz

The Exemplary Narcissism of Snoopy: @TheAtlantic by Sarah Boxer

Tips for dealing with writing conference overwhelm: @CaraLopezLee

5 tips for a better author bio: @bryancohenbooks @IndieAuthorALLI

10 Great Novels of Exile and Dislocation: @patricia_engel @ElectricLit

Novel? Screenplay? Comic? How to Choose the Right Medium For Your Story:  @kpsmartypants @thelithub

The Eternal Loneliness of the Writer: by Adam Haslett @thelithub

Why A Poet Stopped Submitting To Lit Mags and Publishes to Wattpad: @MariahEWilson

How to Make Boring Story Parts Exciting: @RidethePen

Using Family Photos, Letters and Stories in a Book: Legal Ramifications: @HelenSedwick

Adding an emotional stance for characters: @Kid_Lit

Crime Fiction Writing: On the Job With New York Crime-Scene Cleaners: @TheAtlantic  @sairakh

Tips for writing a blind character: @snarkbat @ChuckWendig

Writing What You Really Think Will Make You a Better Writer: by Deena Nataf @WritetoDone

The IPA, the Arab World, and ‘Building Dialogue’: @Porter_Anderson @Bodour

The Point When Everything Changes: @stdennard

Why You Should Theme Your World: by Chris Winkle @mythcreants

Why is text-to-speech only an afterthought?  @jwikert

Tech Tools and Promo Tips for Writers:

Simple Tricks to Unstick Your Plot: Where Is Everyone? @stdennard

This year’s BEA: light attendance, ‘hard truths’ on publishing: @Porter_Anderson @jakonrath

6 Crucial Steps before you launch your #indieauthor book: @IndieAuthorALLI @bublishme

Blurb writing formula: @VictoriaMixon

6 Ways to Ruin Your Book Marketing Campaign: @selfpubreview

The Myth of the Average Reader: @cathyyardley

Emotion Takes Time: @p2p_editor

Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts: Reading Like a Writer: @BethMooreSchool

The Art of Captivating First Lines: @AJHumpage

How To Lead Readers to a Satisfying Ending: by Margo Dill

Writing Better Villains: by Vincent Langford @mythicscribes

4 Publisher Responses and Author Reactions: by Sarah Tipton @YAtopia_blog

Writing a Novel Within a Novel: @YonaMcDonough

Grow Your Author Business with a Learning Plan (video): @MichaelLaRonn

Download the Ultimate Free Collection of Book Marketing Examples: @DianaUrban

Writers staying in touch with their readers: @stephenwoodfin

Africa Has Always Been Sci-Fi:  @snamwali

How to Use Surprise to Build Suspense:  @janekcleland

Disability in Kid Lit: Scoliosis in Books: What’s Missing? by Emma Yeo

Crime Fiction Writers: Buried Alive: Escaping a Grave:  @SueColetta1

Copywriting is creative writing:  @bryancohenbooks @IndieAuthorALLI

Ghost-writers and their soul projects:  @Roz_Morris

Going From Being a Fan Fic Writer to a Published Author Before Turning 18:  @singsongash

Tips for Torturing Characters:  by James R. Preston

What it means being an African author on Amazon:  @DaWitKop

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6 thoughts on “Twitterific Writing Links

  1. Thanks, as always, for these great links, Elizabeth. I really like that there are so many on character development. That’s such an important key to a good story.

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