Twitter can be very time consuming to keep up with so I give you, #PubTips Round-up.
#PubTips, for those not using Twitter, it is a hashtag (way to follow a conversation/discussion) and a great source of information for writers. Once you weed out the users who tweet, “Oh, I died my hair blue today” and “I wish this cab would go faster” you can really learn a lot. If your looking for people to chat with various topics, it’s great too, but I prefer to use it professionally. With that said, for me, some great new FRIENDships have come since joining. There are amazing people in the:
@bredalot aka Breda Smith
@ChuckSambuchino aka Chuck Sambuchino
@ShellyPicarella aka Michelle A.Picarella
@kelcrocker aka Kellye Crocker
@RChazzChute aka Robert Chute
@tinatolerkeel aka Tina Toler-Keel
@kelseyketch aka Kelsey Ketch
@lakuehlke aka Laura Kuehlke
@ShoshannaEvers aka Shoshanna Evers
@ecmyers aka E.C. Myers
@CherylRWrites aka Cheryl Reifsnyder
@RavenRequiem13 aka Phillip Creighton
@Saint_Upid aka Chad Thomas Johnston
@nicolewolverton aka Nicole Wolverton
@louisefury aka Louise Fury
@LucyACarson aka Lucy Carson
@EvanJGregory aka Evan Gregory
@d4eo aka Bob Diforio
@wmclarkassoc aka William Clark
@ginapanettieri aka Gina Panettieri
@McVeighAgency aka The McVeigh Agency
@breeogden aka Bree Ogden
@martyhalpern aka Marty Halpern
@sarahshum aka Sarah Shumway Liu
@lindseyfaber aka Lindsey Faber
@NRP_Submissions aka Julia Daniels
@Mitch_Hoffman aka Mitch Hoffman
@slushpilehorror aka Anon Editors
@TyrusBooks aka Tyrus Books
@SimonBooks aka Simon&Schuster Books
who are willing to give expert advice and they do so everyday on Twitter.
Since I know many do not follow Twitter I thought I’d give you a round-up of the most recent writing/publishing tips mentioned. If, by chance you decide to give Twitter a go, please send me an email so we can follow one another, I’m @I_am_Writing. Remember, you don’t have to tweet, just pop in every once in a while to check in. You never know what you’ll find.
(The @ symbol and the name that follows is the person who posted the tip or aka Tweeted the tip)
@onyxhawke: Note to writers “never been done” is the death knell for any and all credibility you have for any fiction
@editrixanica: When your teen characters love music that you loved as a teen, they don’t seem retro-cool. They seem written by an old person. Sorry
@ArtemusDark: Write because it’s a part of you, not because you think there’s big $$$ in it.
@ArtemusDark The arts are heartbreaking because, curiously, suffering is what hones talent.
@ArtemusDark There are no hidden secrets to becoming a masterful writer; only reading and writing itself will make you one.
@andrewkarre: Accept all your tracked changes and hide all the comments before submitting a new manuscript.
@tor_intheory …one should never think there is an easy road to representation.
@andrewkarre: Accept all your tracked changes and hide all the comments before submitting a new manuscript. (Agents too!)
aka Victoria Marini – Don’t query me for a novel that my boss didn’t take on. I may have more time than her, but I want to build a different list.
Neo-Agents are eager, hard working, and responsive, but it doesn’t mean we’ll take on projects that senior agents have turned down.
aka Joelle Delbourgo – Choose 1 aspect of your novel to work on today in 1 chapter. Dialogue: Does it sound real? Is there enough? Too little? Repartee?
aka Janice Hussein – Copyediting tip–Between/ Among: Use Between when there are Two things or people; otherwise, use Among for more than two.
aka Tahereh Mafi – a good query letter is like a Venus Flytrap: alluring! intriguing! captivating enough to keep u from realizing u’ve just been eaten.
when sending a query, you have to tell me something about the book beyond the title, genre and word count.
aka Cheryl Reifsnyder – Spend energy on writing, not defending~
aka Lauren E. MacLeod – Think before you type. If you write back to a rejection that agents hate writers I’m going to block you forever. Is that worth it?
And last, but not least, just because it’s funny…
aka Anna Grace – Had email today w/ a note to watch out for author who consistently spells his name wrong in his chapter. Learn to spell your name.
Have a great weekend everybody!
Contact me: iamwriting (at) oh(dot)rr(com)
p.s. To answer your question, Twitter did not pay me to do this post, hehe. 😀