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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Twitter Tip Thursday (and a sex tip...)

Here are some of the tips and useful links I've come across on Twitter this week (I’m @RachaelHarrie if you want to follow me):

Genres:

Is contemporary YA a difficult market? http://ow.ly/367Rw @Kid_Lit

Querying:

An unbalanced query = 2 sentences on the book, three paragraphs on the writer @DaphneUn

Smart querying for unagented writers: http://bit.ly/hJVmK @Georgia_McBride

Critiquing:

When is Close, Too Close?: When a CP's work is reading a little bit too much like your own. http://bit.ly/9ULcAS @4KidLit

On writing:

Finding a Writing Schedule That Works: http://bit.ly/aR4B8Y @JodyHedlund

What should writers do when they get contradictory feedback? A few tips: http://bit.ly/ahKN5v @JodyHedlund

A Personal Glimpse into Character Emotional Development: 10 questions to create a profile for your protag. http://bit.ly/ddItep @4Kid_Lit

A post on plotting (by a panster!) http://brookenomicon.blogspot.com/2010/11/plotting-your-story.html @gracefuldoe

There's a reason they call it scenes...: Before, on this blog, I've talked about writing in scenes (rather than ... http://bit.ly/aI7ZXt @ClarissaDraper

Thanks to @Heather_Hansen for this: Beating Your Muse Into Submission - http://bit.ly/btKUzE @Casey_McCormick

Wise advice here: Between Fact and Fiction: What I Really Want To Say To New Writers: http://bit.ly/daAoBQ @jafhedlund

10 Writing Pests: Hilarious- diagnose your writing's ailments. http://bit.ly/9AeoP1 @4KidLit

Five Writing Tips From Reading J.K. Rowling's HARRY POTTER: From crafting dialogue to characters, les... http://bit.ly/aISk0D @4KidLit

5 writing tips I learned from reading HARRY POTTER blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/11/five-w… @NathanBransford

Agent Joanna Volpe On: Why Realistic Teen Dialogue Isn't Necessarily a Good Thing (and a Free Book Gi... http://bit.ly/bAWVg8 @4KidLit

When is Close, Too Close?: When a CP's work is reading a little bit too much like your own. http://bit.ly/9ULcAS @4KidLit

7 things your characters do too much of: http://dld.bz/5MBP @elizabethscraig

Revising:

Tip Tuesday #62: Coping with printing out your ms for your crit partners. http://bit.ly/bja0lY @4KidLit

Finding the Writing Groove: 8 tips for getting inspired. http://bit.ly/dostz7 @4KidLit

Checking for Plot Holes: Does Your Story Add Up?: Four last questions to ponder in revision. http://bit.ly/98Udor @4KidLit

From the archives: when to cut something out of your manuscript http://ow.ly/36MJF @Kid_Lit

Writing Resources:

RESOURCES: AN EXHAUSTING LIST: Must-see treasure trove! http://bit.ly/abUpeO @4KidLit

Picture Books/Early Readers/Chapter Books:

Querying and breaking in as an author/illustrator http://ow.ly/351h4 @Kid_Lit

Agents:

Believe it or not, I don't like sending rejections any more than writers like receiving them. My post: http://bit.ly/aZ2Knn @RachelleGardner

Ever wondered what clauses in a publishing contract are most often negotiated by agents? Here: http://bit.ly/cP0CI7 @RachelleGardner

The agent-client relationship: http://dld.bz/5AzP @RachelleGardner

Branding/Promotion:

4 Tips on What NOT to Say (or Pitch or Do) to Get Your Book Reviewed: Don't burn bridges and take the... http://bit.ly/dbhdwu @4Kid_Lit

Blogging:

Interesting post on the need for a blog by @hopeclark here: http://bit.ly/9N1FCa @KathleenIsaac

Six Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Sex Hits (Oops, I meant site hits) http://t.co/s4nX03Y @DL_H

PiBoldMo:

Check out this post about writers seeing the unseen http://bit.ly/b4nzCF @KathleenIsaac

19 comments:

Bluestocking said...

A great set of resources. Thanks for including @4KidLit's tweet about my blog post!

Joanna St. James said...

crikey woman! how do you ever fing the time to compose these lists?
This is a very good bunch by the way.

Colene Murphy said...

Awesome links! Thank you!

L'Aussie said...

*guffaw* did you read Cruising Altitiude's tips for blogging yesterday - notice I put 'guaranteed' in my post title today!

Rach, how on earth do you get all this together. Hugs coming your way :> Best list yet for writers.

Thanks. But when will I get the time to read them?

kangaroobee said...

Where do you think we have the time to read all these lady? Can't you throw a few duff ones in? ;) Great stuff!

Rachael Harrie said...

@Bluestocking, hey, no worries. It was a great article :)

@Joanna, LOL. Thanks :)

@Colene, ta muchly :)

@L'Aussie (*chortles*) Yes indeedy, I think there's a lot of blogs following those tips today ;) I've actually included it in the list down the bottom (and the picture's there to keep you entertained while you look through the articles)!!! Actually, think I might try to follow DL's tips from now on (*winks*)

@Kangaroobee, only the best links for you my friend (*snickers*)

DJ said...

Hey- I could have used those sex tips!

amilner78 said...

Great list! Thank you for putting these together, awesome resource:-)Also thank you for proving my time on Twitter is well spent research! Lol!

Lisa Potts said...

Rachael, I so look forward to your lists. You are a superwoman.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I can't wait to read these links when I get home from my vacation. Boy, I'm going to be busy! :D.

Madeleine said...

As ever I am impressed. If you get a mo' do hop over to my guest author interview with Annie Sanders ;O)

Hart Johnson said...

Great list, Rachael! I checked out a few of these and they were pretty darned helpful!

DL Hammons said...

WOW...I made the list of tips!!! That is SOOO cool!!! I really love researching all of these links each week. You are awesome for putting them together, and I never dreamed I'd be one of them. Thank you! :)

Quinn said...

I've read most of these, but there were some that I missed. Thanks for posting them all together!

Alison Stevens said...

Great list, Rach. And on top of performing surgery on your WIP, too! I honestly don't know how you do it.

gideon 86 said...

Hey Rach,

Thanks for the information. I have been turning my post to white. When I cut an paste it doesn't come in white. Let me know if you are having trouble still and I will Type them directly in.

Autor/ illustrator article very helpful, since I am one,

Thanks again,

Michael

Julie Musil said...

What an awesome list of tweets. I missed a lot of these, thanks.

Adina West said...

Damn, the man was right. Even though I'd read his post and KNEW what you were up to, it was impossible not to click on a post with 'sex' in the title. It really works. Or maybe I'm just susceptible... :-)

Rachael Harrie said...

Thanks for all your comments guys :)

You're very welcome @DL :)

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