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Authors & Writers: 10 Must-Follow People on Twitter

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.’

Authors: Use a Beta Reader to Get a Better Story

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.

5 Biggest Mistakes Authors Make with Their Websites

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...


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