Best Tweets for Writers (week ending 7/22/11)

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Best of the Best

Author Blogging: You’re Doing it Wrong, but John Locke’s Figured it Out
@lkblackburne

5 rookie writing mistakes that will expose your lack of storytelling experience by @storyfix
@dbschlosser

How to avoid the No. 1 problem in pitching a novel: Tell the STORY, not the theme!
@RachelleGardner


Publishing News + Trends

Excellent post. What happens to your business when you switch gears and focus on your friends instead?
@thecreativepenn

The lesson of Borders: Bookstores need to guide us by @R_Nash 
@PublishersWkly

Interesting graphs about successful projects on @kickstarter 
@selfpubreview


Marketing + Self-Promotion

My latest video interview: @Jenny_Blake shares TONS of tips for marketing your book
@DanBlank

Online Marketing for the Middle Grade Audience
@elizabethscraig


Social Media

6 Online Dating Tactics to Improve Your Facebook Fan Page
@elizabethscraig


Self-Publishing + E-Publishing

Everything You Wanted to Know About Digital Publishing But Were Afraid to Ask
@dearauthor

Why I Sell My Novel For 99 Cents
@thecreativepenn


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Jane Friedman (@JaneFriedman) has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is the publisher of The Hot Sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors, and was named Publishing Commentator of the Year by Digital Book World in 2019.

In addition to being a columnist for Publishers Weekly, Jane is a professor with The Great Courses, which released her 24-lecture series, How to Publish Your Book. Her book for creative writers, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press), received a starred review from Library Journal.

Jane speaks regularly at conferences and industry events such as BookExpo America, Digital Book World, and the AWP Conference, and has served on panels with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Creative Work Fund. Find out more.

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