I write stuff for kids...and muse on writing, children's books, and the publishing industry in general

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Twitter Tip Thursday

Here are some of the tips and useful links that I've come across on Twitter this week:


There will always been room for well-written books. Don't worry about trends, you can't control those @CA_Marshall


Don't have someone else send your subs for you: usually, they don't follow guidelines, which means automatic no... @Natalie_Fischer

New on the blog: Intern Tips, edited and consolidated. http://bit.ly/bSjAEy @SammyBina

From the archives: Advice for those pondering the "reassurance query" http://ow.ly/2O0QP @Kid_Lit


For those of you embroiled in editing your manuscripts: http://yfrog.com/6ta4bvnj

My blog readers have provided tons of great writing advice in the comments to today's post! Check it out: http://bit.ly/b99ANE @RachelleGardner

On writing:

Exhaustive list of sites and links from @HeatherKephart - Resources: Writing for Kids: http://bit.ly/bkW7Yy @jafhedlund

"Are there really that many people writing books out there?" Yes. But don't worry about that. blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/10/are-th… @NathanBransford

From the archives: The challenge of #writing what you can't. http://ow.ly/1WeBw @Kid_Lit

Ann Patchett on plot WSJ.com - The Primacy of Plot http://on.wsj.com/aB9mGW @jafhedlund

The elements of a Successful Series: http://scribechat.com/archives/2860 @gracefuldoe

6 THINGS YOU LOSE WHEN WRITING A NOVEL: http://stiryourtea.blogspot.com/2010/10/6-things-you-lose-when-writing-novel.html @thmafi

An writer's perspective on why it's a good idea to focus on a genre rather than jumping around: http://bit.ly/cbnvwG @RachelleGardner

How to Wow an Editor with Your Book http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/how-to-wow-an-editor-with-your-book/ @AngelaPenaDahle

Keeping Ourselves & Our Stories as Pliable as Clay: http://bit.ly/9IMMiq @JodyHedlund

The Great Unsaid (A Study of Show vs. Tell): http://bit.ly/aVXtKS @jennwwrites

For writers: Learning by doing (or the importance of story arc) http://bit.ly/d5B5Ge @alexisgrant

The Dark Side of Writing http://nblo.gs/90Ks3 @ElanaJ

3 Ways to Have a Shot at a Best Seller http://bit.ly/clRCp0 (via @MichaelHyatt) @JodyHedlund

Planning for #NaNoWriMo? My latest Novel Design post: Plot Structure http://awe.sm/5BakP @iapetus999

Beginnings, Endings, and that Saggy Middle. What to do. http://awe.sm/5Bkrx @iapetus999

Social Media Savvy: The Art Of Making Others Feel Welcome http://bit.ly/atqyZB (via @KristenLambTX) @JodyHedlund


We talk a lot about #writerfail or #queryfail. What about #agentfail? http://bit.ly/djGA6o @wendylawton

In case you ever have to fire your agent - here's how: http://bit.ly/czrCe1 @RachelleGardner

Dealing with Rejection

Author Lindsey Lane on the rattle of rejection: http://bit.ly/9Qojb8 @CynLeitichSmith


Grandpa said...

Wow awsome! A warehouse full of tips.

Hi Rach, just to let you know my post on The Crusade is up. Let me know if I've left anything out,k. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for all the tips Rach.

C. N. Nevets said...

FWIW, I can't write before I've taken a shower and shaved. My muse rejects my scruffy, dirty form.

Ishta Mercurio said...

WOW - links galore! Have you actually read all of these?

And who would get someone else to send in their submissions? That's just WRONG.

Patricia A. Timms-McGehee said...

I love these posts from you because I don't twitter, yet I can still go to their blogs and get great tips.

Thank you!!!

Colene Murphy said...

Thanks for the links! Some amazingly useful stuff! Awesome!!

Rachael Harrie said...

Hey guys, great to hear from you.

@Grandpa, love your post, well done you! :)

@Kangaroobee, @Patricia, and @Colene, no probs at all. Glad you find them useful. I'll be running these tips every Thursday from now on.

@C.N., LOL!!!

@Ishta, I know, it's so wrong! Yep, I've read all the articles in the links, want to make sure they're useful before I pop them in my Twitter Tip Thursday list. And I'm learning so much ;)

Ishta Mercurio said...

I've given you a blog award, Rach, 'cause your blog is so great.

Unknown said...

Cool links. I just wanted to let you know, I blogged about your crusade today on my blog.



Rachael Harrie said...

Hey @Ishta, thanks for my award - so cool!!!

@Clarissa, great post, thanks for that. Did you want to become one of the Crusaders??? If so, I'll pop you in my Crusader sidebar :)

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