PubTips Round-Up

Twitter can be very time consuming  to keep up with so I give you, #PubTips Round-up.

Since I know many do not follow Twitter I thought I’d give you another 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)

@WolfsonLiterary – When critique partners disagree http://bit.ly/hAyCVD

@SandraBeckwith – How to Plan Your Virtual Book Tour – terrific advice and sample pitch letter http://bit.ly/e0nafC

@I_am_Writing – Writers, never stop learning about the #pub biz; ISBN in and outs http://tinyurl.com/4pzno9h

@StacyAbramsEdit – If a fiction picture book is over 1,000 words, it’s way too long…Even 800+ is often cutting it close.

@meganrecords – …A grin parted her lips.” Overwriting. “She grinned” is just fine; I won’t think you are less creative

@EgmontGal – Don’t worry about sounding of-the-moment unless you are doing YA chick lit. References date so very quickly.

@louise_wise – If you are a writer or blogger you should know about tag clouds… http://t.co/ZhsrSbb

@dirtywhitecandy – Why an agent can judge your book from your query letter Janice Hard http://ht.ly/3SQAl

Contact me: iamwriting (at) oh(dot)rr(com)
p.s. To answer your question, Twitter did not pay me to do this post,  😀

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Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment  

PubTips Round-Up

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:

publishing biz:

@bredalot aka Breda Smith

@ChuckSambuchino aka Chuck Sambuchino

writers:

@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

literary agents:

@louisefury aka Louise Fury

@johnmcusick aka John M Cusick

@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

editors:

@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

and publishers:

@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!)

@URBookIsURHook Have you purchased the #domain names for your next #book? What are you waiting for??!!
@tor_intheory 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.
@tor_intheory Neo-Agents are eager, hard working, and responsive, but it doesn’t mean we’ll take on projects that senior agents have turned down.
@JLDelbourgo 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?
@DocumentDriven aka Janice Hussein – Copyediting tip–Between/ Among: Use Between when there are Two things or people; otherwise, use Among for more than two.
@TaherehMafi 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.
greyhausagency when sending a query, you have to tell me something about the book beyond the title, genre and word count.
@CherylRWrites aka Cheryl Reifsnyder – Spend energy on writing, not defending~
@BostonBookGirl 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?
@Theresa_Meyers aka Theresa Meyers – This is why the rights clauses in writing contracts R so critical! Author of Vampire Diaries series fired. http://on.io9.com/fSPVhH
And last, but not least, just because it’s funny…
@annagrace2009 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.
Also, here’s a link to one author’s thoughts on Should You Tweet http://jamigold.com/2011/02/should-you-tweet-cheat/
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. 😀
Published in: on February 12, 2011 at 11:48 am  Comments (2)  

Contest

Here are a few contests for writers and readers. Also, be sure to visit my about me page to learn my secret!

CLICK FOR MORE INFO: A signed copy of #Noise , Follow Spectra on Facebook to be entered

CLICK FOR MORE INFO: Book giveaway: Win a signed copy of CSK winner SEEDS OF CHANGE over at The Little Green Pen today

CLICK FOR MORE INFO: 214 Blogs – Book Prize

CLICK FOR MORE INFO: Leslie Jamison is giving away a free copy of her 2010 novel, THE GIN CLOSET

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Published in: on February 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm  Comments (1)  

Contests

Here are a few contests for writers and readers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. These were posted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: win a signed copy of GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART

CLICK HERE FORE MORE INFO: Contest for a first chapter critique from agent Sarah LaPolla

 

Published in: on February 3, 2011 at 9:19 am  Leave a Comment  

Contests

Here are a few contests for writers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. These were posted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: 1st prize = 1st chapter critique from agent Sarah Lapolla

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Plenty of time to design your own t-shirt for the Writer’s Yardsale Contest. Yes, Just words are ok
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: In Stores This Week (with Interviews & SIX Giveaways)

Be sure to visit my other helpful pages for writers; Literary Lingo , Writing Picture Prompts and Words of the Day!

Published in: on February 2, 2011 at 10:37 am  Leave a Comment  

Contests

Here are a few contests for writers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. These were posted on Twitter. Good luck everyone!

CLICK HERE  FOR MORE INFO: Jessica Blau is giving away a copy of her new novel, DRINKING CLOSER TO HOME

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Sean Manning is giving away a free copy of his memoir, THE THINGS THAT NEED DOING

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO: Comment to win GRAVE WITCH

Published in: on February 2, 2011 at 12:11 am  Leave a Comment  

Contests!!

Here are a few contests for writers, some I’ve mentioned before, some are new. Good luck everyone!

CLICK TO WIN: Win an edit of your MG or YA manuscript!

CLICK TO WIN: Check out the Pay It Forward Contest

CLICK TO WIN: So You’ve Written A Novel?: 25-word pitch contest starts tomorrow

CLICK TO WIN: Don’t miss the great giveaways going on- The Iron Queen Court Blog Tour, Delirium, Hourglass and Pride and Prejudice!

CLICK TO WIN: Iron Queen Giveaway, win a copy of the book & a matching T-Shirt!

CLICK TO WIN: SIX major giveaways!

 

This is one only if you are on twitter. RT @vintageanchor: THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST is out on DVD! If you’re in the US, RT to enter. (you can search @vintageanchor to find the original posting.

Published in: on January 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

More Book Giveaways & Contests!

I’m back with some more contests I’ve found that were posted on Twitter. Good luck!

Win an ARC of StMartinsPress‘s Night Road by Kristin Hannah: http://bit.ly/gZgGws

Asheville Memoir Writing Contest: http://bit.ly/hVXjRe

Tiny Light’s Annual Essay Writing Contest – Deadline 2/18/11 http://bit.ly/eUEXkw

Janet Reid, Weekend Writing Contest: http://bit.ly/gQIeGD

Visit the link below for your chance at a full edit of your YA/MG edit!! Yes, awesome, I know :D

http://dear-editor.com/2011/01/19/newsflash-a-deareditor-com-giveaway-a-free-yamg-edit/

 

 

 

Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Contests – all free to enter!!!

Here are just a few contests for various things that were listed on Twitter. Thought I would pass them along. Good luck!

Win a copy of I’M NOT HER!

GIVEAWAYS  of TheIronCourt

Enter to win a Signed Copy Intertwined

Win a copy of the  GNOME ATTACK book. Just comment to win!

Win a copy of Belinda Bauer’s BLACKLANDS

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Win a free edit of your MG or YA novel from Dear Editor

 

Published in: on January 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm  Comments (3)  

Contest Announcement!!!

Visit the link below for your chance at a full edit of your YA/MG edit!! Yes, awesome, I know 😀

http://dear-editor.com/2011/01/19/newsflash-a-deareditor-com-giveaway-a-free-yamg-edit/

Published in: on January 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm  Comments (1)