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.

3 tips for newsletters: @austinkleon

What makes bad writing bad? @GuardianBooks  @tobylitt

6 Cases: How to Write Infrequent Phrases: @ZoeMMcCarthy

Top 10 fictional houses with personality: @TomEaston @GuardianBooks

Knife or Gun: Which is Better in Close Quarters? @benjaminsobieck @JChaseNovelist

Infusing Emotion into Every Scene and Chapter: @JordanDane               

11 Exercises That’ll Make Book Lovers Excited To Work Out:  @FarrahPenn @PBlackk

10 Popular Baby Names Invented by Authors: @CharlotteAhlin @bustle

Can text in different colors help you tackle the most difficult books? @timchester @mashable

The Hard Truth About Being a Professional Writer: @KristenLambTX

5 Things a Writer Learned Writing Her 1st Book: @KatWithSword

Tips for Increasing Conflict: @Eileenwriter

11 Writing And Drawing Tips From Brilliant Graphic Novelists | Bustle

On Superheroes and the Myths of American Power: @sallyrooney @thelithub

A Publisher on 2 Maddening Things Reviewers Say: by Agatho

Using The Audiobook Service ACX: @RamiUngarWriter

Types of Christian fiction:  @IolaGoulton

Music rights and streaming give insight into publishing’s subscription model:  a @AudiamMusic  @erinlcox

When (and How) to Tell Your Editor No: by Jessica West @K8Tilton

How to Write a Winning Book Proposal: @sarahsuch @publishingtalk

Uganda’s Newest Publishing House: @DennisAbrams2 @pubperspectives @nyanaKakoma

Crime Writers: Shoot to Kill or to Wound? Here’s the Answer: @LeeLofland

Observations and tips on taking a trad-published series to self-pub:

A Crowd-Driven Publisher: @erinlcox @adamgomolin  @pubperspectives

Master plots: vengeance: @HeatherJacksonW

Crime Writing: Can a Government Database Match a Gun to a Person? @benjaminsobieck

Car trouble as a catalyst in crime fiction: @mkinberg

10 Ways to Win with WordPress: @jonreed @publishingtalk

Awesome Story Stakes with Bill and Ted: @dougeboch

3 Cases of Missing Commas: @writing_tips

Indie Author Marketing: 5 Essentials For Profits: @angee

11 email mistakes: @pubcoach

Writing Scary Scenes: 6 Tips: @RayneHall

Master plots: out of the bottle: @RobinRWrites

How To Share Your Protagonist’s Deepest Feelings With Readers: @AngelaAckerman

On Screenwriting: 8 Things to Know Before Signing a Writing Contract: @dougeboch

Indie Publishing is the New B-Movies. Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing: @Adam_Cesare

10 Books to Read for Pride Month: by Cassidy Foust @thelithub

Actually, All Writers Steal: @RufiThorpe @thelithub

Crime writers: shotguns aren’t idiot-proof: @benjaminsobieck

6 Questions Writers Must Answer When Writing Urban Fantasy/Paranormal: @mishellbaker

Script Analysis: “The Silence of the Lambs”: Scene By Scene Breakdown: @GoIntoTheStory

How to write about food: by Andrew Webb @publishingtalk

10 tips to learn from a creative writing lecturer: @JuliaBell @publishingtalk

Ebooks in Mexico: slowed sales growth: @adamcritchley @pubperspectives

18 Speaking Tips to Rivet Your Audience: @ZoeMMcCarthy

Developing Themes In Your Stories: The Inciting Incident:  @SaraL_Writer

4 Lessons learned from super niche marketing:  @MarsDorian

How to Discover and Protect Your Most Creative Time for Writing: @jkwak

Bloodline: A Study in Creating Conflict & Tension in Fiction: @crisfreese

How to Use Distraction to Your Advantage: @Psych_Writer

Big Publishing is Not as Big Anymore: @asap_jonathon @flavorwire

The Latest from @authorearnings : More Data, More Profitable Authors: @Porter_Anderson

Why You Should Ask Your Doctor If He Reads Fiction: @colleen_m_story

Why do mysteries trump romances in the UK? @pressfuturist @pubperspectives

Creating Your Author Brand: @carlaking  @BookBaby

4 Times an African Writer Rewrote a Western Classic and Nailed It: @brittlepaper

Finding the Courage to Write About Abuse: @KarenLeeAuthor  @WomenWriters

Neil Gaiman on His Favorite Horror Movie: @neilhimself @thelithub

Top 3 self-publishing mistakes and how to avoid them: @iamselfpub @publishingtalk

High Stakes: 6 Examples of Drug War Fiction Done Right: @adammaid @SignatureReads

5 of the Best Apps for Writers: @katekrake @writeturninfo

3 Components That Help You Create a Strong Story: @ZoeMMcCarthy

How Hemingway’s Bad Behavior Inspired a Generation:  @lesleymmblume @thelithub

14 Things All Writers Have Said (And What They Actually Meant): @CharlotteAhlin @bustle

Camp NaNoWriMo: Write a giveaway to build your mailing list: @NaNoWriMo @jayartale

How to Find a Niche Audience: @Philip_Overby  @mythicscribes

What Is Your Potential? @DanBlank  @WriterUnboxed

Flip Your Characters To Twist A Plot: @Writers_Write

Tips to Crafting a Successful Novel Series: @CSLakin

Know Your Novel’s Premise: @Lindasclare

Kinship plots: @robinrwrites

Fixing coincidences in our novel: @p2p_editor

In Search of Obscure Words for Even Rarer Feelings: by Tiffany Watt Smith @thelithub

How to create an on-trend book cover in 5 steps: by Sarah Juckes @publishingtalk

Teaching Shakespeare in a Maximum Security Prison: @MikitaBrottman @thelithub

The Most Poetic Cities in the World: @My_poetic_side

Character Development: Psychological Personality Types: @katekrake @writeturninfo

5 Techniques to Add Suspense to Your Story in Any Genre: @ZoeMMcCarthy

How to Quit Bad Scenes: @RufiThorpe @SignatureReads

How To Stay Motivated For A Project When It’s Not New Anymore: @misfitalexa

When My Authentic is Your Exotic:  @SoniahKamal @thelithub

Designing Your Author Brand: @Rachel_Aaron

Metamorphosis plots: @RobinRWrites

Become an Intuitive Writer: @JanalynVoigt

To the Unpublished Writer: You’re Doing Okay. @SeptCFawkes

Cluttered Writing Life: Causes & Cures: @JanalynVoigt

Why Authors Should Use Instagram: @LizandLisa

Make a Living as a Writer: A Simple Strategy That Works:  @hopeclark

How to Survive Co-writing: by dnuenighoff

6 Ways to Create Conflict and Get Your Protagonist in Trouble: @RuthanneReid

3 Strategies to Creating a Better (Fictional) World: @Rachel_Aaron

How To Turn Your Setting Into An Obstacle Course: @AngelaAckerman

Are You Planning Your Writing Career €¦ or Winging It? @aliventures

Passive Voice and How to Make It Active: @ProWritingAid

13 Things Writers Are Tired of Hearing: @CharlotteAhlin @bustle

Tennis featured in crime fiction: @mkinberg

The Danger of Responding to Reviews:

Twitter Fiction: What Is It? How to Write It. And Why You’d Ever Want To Try. @katekrake @writeturninfo

10 Fixes to Edit Unclear and Wordy Sentences: @ZoeMMcCarthy

Insecure Writer’s Support Group: What it Offers Writers: @TheIWSG

German Ebook Sales Up, Revenue Down: Have sales plateaued in Germany? by Ingrid Süßmann @pubperspectives

5 Free Online Resources All Writers Need To Be Using: @misfitalexa

5 Ways to Steal 30 Minutes of Reading Time: @DanaLeipold @DIYMFA

How to write sex scenes without cliché or embarrassment: @mitziszereto @publishingtalk

#MusicForWriters: Composer Lewis Pesacov: A 5,000-Year Love Story’s Moment In Eternity: @Porter_Anderson

Fallow Fields: An Argument for Letting Your Creativity Rest:

Against Clichés Against Clichés: A Manifesto: by Helen Betya Rubinstein @The_Millions

How To Make A Book Trailer: @AngelikaAuthor @womenwriters

Auditioning an editor:  @ColeHeartedGirl @RWANYC

Could We Just Lose the Adverb? @xlorentzen @nymag @vulture

The Importance of Your Author Photo: @Porter_Anderson @IngramSpark

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6 thoughts on “Twitterific Writing Links

  1. Lots of fantastic links as ever, Elizabeth, for which thanks :-). And I do like that there are several here on various aspects of character development. It’s always good to be reminded of that.

  2. Fantastic collection of resources once again, Elizabeth. Am definitely going to be sharing some of these with our Twitter followers. Lots of practical tips. Thanks!

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