Posted on June 10, 2011 - by Nicole Humphrey Cook
Every week I scour Twitter for the best articles and posts that are shared. These are just a few of the best tweets for writers I have seen this week.
Some of these links I may have re-tweeted throughout the week, but I will tell you that most I have not (yet).
- Before You Hit Send
- Dream Agents
- How to Read a Book Contract
- Please Don’t Serial Query
- Rejection is Not Personal
- Slush Pile Triage
- Queries Beware
- What Are the Odds of Getting an Agent
- What to Look for in an Agent
- 5 Articles on Knowing When To Submit
- 7 Questions To Ask a Prospective Agent
On Character Development & Dialog:
- Adding Character Depth With the Zodiac
- Bare Bones of Dialog
- Character Clinic Day 2
- Character Clinic Day 3
- Character Clinic Day 4
- Introduce Important POVs As Soon as Possible
- Man Up: Writing Male POV
- Places To Find Character Names
- Talking About Heroes
- Villains: Empathy and Motivation
- When Setting is Characters
- Your Character’s Family of Origin
- 25 Things You Should Know About Character
- 5 Fluctuating Forms of Gender-Specific Language
On Genre Specifics:
- Adolescence Sucks, Which is Why YA Rocks
- Bold New Frontiers
- How To Craft a Mystery in a Novel
- Preaching in YA
- Sex in YA (pt. 3) Stereotypes
- Should YA Books Explore Difficult Issues?
- What is Steampunk?
- YA Literature: Realistic or Too Dark?
- The Completely Backwards Way to Self Publishing Success
- Trading Excerpts With Other Authors in the Back Matter of Your Ebook
- Self-publish first book, seek an agent for the second? Good, bad, risky?
- 2 Ways to Become a Published Author
- A Bad Book? No, It’s a Good Book You Haven’t Fixed Yet
- Checklist for Editors
- Chip Scanlon Offers Revision Tips
- Edit in an Instant: It Ain’t Gonna Happen
- Is Your First Person Narrator Overpowering Your Story?
- Reading From The end – An Effective Way to Troubleshoot Your Writing
- Revision – The Long View
- The Critique Pact
- Working Within a Critique Group
- 4 Ways to Make the Most of a Critique Group
On Outlining & Plotting:
- A Writing Map to Use For Large Projects
- Actions vs. Choices: Crafting a Better Plot
- Are You a Pantser or a Plotter?
- Conflict Lock: The Fuel of a Story
- Does This Opening Work?
- How to Plot Wrong, in 3 Easy Steps
- How to write a rockin’ sequel.
- How to Write a Scary Scene
- On Story Arcs
- Pinpointing the Points of Your Plot
- PreDrafting Your Novel
- Sharpening Our Narrative
- Subplots – How to Find Them and Where to Use Them
- The First Line
- Time to Write: Stop in the Middle
- Warning Signs of an Idiot Plot
- 11 Resources to Make Editing Your Novel Easier
- 3 Easy Ways to Build Suspense
On Social Networking/Blogging & Other Online Stuffs:
- Get the Best Bang For Your Blog
- How Do You Choose Blog Topics?
- Sexy, Saucy Secrets to Successful Blog Posts
- Why You’re Not Too Shy To Promote
On Writing in General:
- A Book That Speaks For Itself
- A Musical Secret – great post about music and writing
- Branding 101: To Pen Name or Not To Pen Name
- Chasing Trends
- Creating Writing Structure
- Do Writers Need to Read?
- How To Write Short Stories
- Is Your Motor Running?
- Journal Prompts For Bookworms
- Six Signs It’s High Time To Give Up Writing
- Summer Writing Routines
- The Cliche: Unloved and Underappreciated
- The Intersection of Faith and Fiction
- What Makes a Book a Success
- Why Writers Blogging About Writing is Bad
- Write Your Query FIRST For a Better Book
- Writer’s Conferences – Are They Relevant in the Internet Age?
- Writing. It’s Hard.
- 3 Ways to Avoid the Waffle in Writing
On Everything Else (including cool things, free things and funny stuff):
- I Would Hate to Live With a Writer
- If You Love a Writer
- Six Reasons You Should Stick With Legacy Publishing
Did I miss anything? I’m sure I did. Please leave a comment with a link so others can find it!
If you missed last weeks Favorite Tweets for Writers, find it here.
Added this week: If you are interested in getting your own posts included, the best way to get me to notice you is to follow my blog. I visit those sites daily looking for new articles to post on twitter. I primarily use Google Friend Connect but I’m looking for new methods, added soon. (send ideas my way, LOL)
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