The Twitter-sphere is full of awesome content, and growing every second! Sometimes it’s hard to keep up-- so here are 10 people we think are worth following on Twitter right now (in alphabetical order by Twitter handle):

1. @BookBaby

BookBaby (of course!) offers writing tips, news, & trends from the company that makes self-publishing easy.

2. @brainpicker

Maria Popova is a self-proclaimed ‘interestingness curator & semi-secret geek obsessed with combinatorial creativity.’

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Wikipedia defines a Beta Reader as: “a person who reads a written work, generally fiction, with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public."

In essence, a Beta Reader’s duty is to provide writers with critical feedback to improve their stories.

This post by the Canadian Uber Addicts offers a detailed “job description” of a Beta Reader which we have summarized below:

A Beta Reader, first and foremost, is there to make sure the story gets better by using a ruthless, critical eye.

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Melissa Donovan recently wrote a post for The Creative Penn (a site you should all check out) listing the five most common mistakes writers make on their websites. They are:

1. No biographical information

2. No social media presence 

3. No contact information

4. The content isn’t polished

5. Terrible design

Check out the full article HERE to discover why these mistakes should be avoided at all costs. If you need help with web hosting or website creation, check out HostBaby for Authors, where you can build a professional author site in minutes.

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