Writers’ Roundup

It’s Friday already? Here’s what I’ve got for you this week:

* Tips from the Huffington Post about how to actually get some writing done.

* A fabulous weekly feature from Jane Friedman about the best tweets for writers. It’s similar to this post, but includes only Twitter messages. It’s also a great way to find other writers to follow in the Twittersphere.

* A litmus test for the opening line of your book at Editor Unleashed. I’m applying this to the first chapter of my travel memoir.

* The Blood-Red Pencil offers questions writers should ask themselves to determine whether there are holes in their story arc.

* More questions to ask yourself, this time before committing to a book title. It’s geared toward nonfiction but works for fiction, too.

* You’ve got a book idea — Now what? A guest post by author Elizabeth Craig.

* As I explained last week, I like to include one example of awesome writing because it makes me a better writer. This week it’s the New York Times’ Modern Love column.

Hope you and I both get some writing done this weekend!

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8 Responses

  1. Thanks so much for linking to me! 🙂

    And for the other links, as well. I think I definitely need to check out Gretchen Rubin’s “13 Tips” and “Best Tweets.”

    Have a great weekend,

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Lots of good links, I’m for sure going to the litmus test site…though I’m not sure I want to know the answer…gulp.
    Best Regards, Mr. Typo.

  3. Informative links. Thanks. I found ’13 Tips’ and ‘Best Tweets’ most helpful.

    Jane Kennedy Sutton

  4. Oy, Alexis, now I will have to check out each one of these. More time away from writing. But you are such a good source of information I would not have found otherwise. Thanks.

  5. Valuable post – lots of useful links here. thanks! Have a great weekend!

    The Old Silly from Free Spirit Blog

  6. I look forward to your Friday links, Alexis. It’s a good idea for a weekly post. I’d also like to see the occasional link to another travel adventure blog.


  7. You’ve got some great stuff here – thank you!!

    Elle Parker

  8. Wow! There are some really great link here! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Nancy, from Just a Thought…

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