I apologize that new content has been less frequent over the past month or so. I’m working on finalizing my next book: 40 Tips on Creative Writing—A guide for writers to turn your passion into a successful book.
It will be available for preorder hopefully next week. The perfect holiday gift for yourself and your writing friends. I think you’ll love it!
Let’s dive into the Tweets of the Week.
Today's writing session is brought to you by Apricot Brandy and Strawberry Ice Cream.#NaNoWriMo #writerslife #amwriting #ernesthemingway pic.twitter.com/zkyvqOwsQ7
— Writer McWriteyFace (@jessmondywrites) November 5, 2017
Yes, while it’s quite possible Ernest Hemingway was a high functioning alcoholic, (Jack London certainly was), he is a gifted writer and thinker. Anyway, I may have inadvertently taken his advice to heart a few times in my life.
"A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it." https://t.co/sgejOsDqbt #NaNoWriMo #writerhelp #amwriting
— Rob Bignell, Editor (@InventingRealit) November 9, 2017
I always say, the book is yours until you publish it; then it’s the readers.
These next two go hand-in-hand I think…
Anyone else being visited by the Procrastination Muse? Too Funny! #amwriting #amediting #WritingLife #writingtip pic.twitter.com/p22M4Rmca9
— Evalyn (@Evalyn7) October 30, 2017
As authors & writers we don't get a choice for when the great ideas come. Always keep something handy for when they do.#amwriting #NaNoWriMo pic.twitter.com/RNtCVno4zk
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) November 8, 2017
How true these are! When you’re ready to write and have the time, it’s just tumbleweeds rolling around. Then, when you’re ready to lay down and sleep, the ideas always start flowing. Inspiration and Procrastination need to synch up I think!
"If you can't get quiet enough to hear yourself, your life is too loud." – Terry Guillemets #quote #TravelTuesday #travel pic.twitter.com/E0jCqJaST4
— Marlize Stander (@Winelands) October 31, 2017
Honestly, the reason inspiration comes at night when we’re dozing off is most likely because it’s when we’re quietest. I’m sure inspiration tries to speak to us throughout the day, but our lives are too loud for us to hear her. Slow down, friends. Quiet your lives down.
Yes. 100x yes.
Whenever I buy a new book, I hear my unread books judging me…#amwriting #amreading pic.twitter.com/lcrdYksYn3
— Lacey London (@thelaceylondon) October 28, 2017
So true. Memoirs of a Geisha has been angrily judging me for years. I’ll get to you someday day. I promise. (Sigh)
”If you live for people’s acceptance you will die from their rejection.” Lecrae
— Elizabeth M. Hurst (@LizHurstAuthor) October 29, 2017
Write with an audience in mind, but don’t write because of that audience. Write for yourself. Don’t write for acceptance at all.
You don’t find time to write. You make time. It’s my job.
NORA ROBERTS#amwriting #writerslife pic.twitter.com/sqpuxR9GzN
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) October 28, 2017
I love this Nora Roberts quote. You need to make time to write. Don’t wait for the time to free up for you. Make it happen. Block time off to write.
He. Too good.
All writers dabble in horror: They’re called “first drafts”.#amwriting anyway pic.twitter.com/PmO2UW6kAs
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) October 23, 2017
Don’t worry about whether the first draft is good or not. Get the ideas and words out onto paper. Worry about quality during editing.
Strive for excellence, not perfection. The truly Good know they are imperfect.#TuesdayMotivation #TuesdayThoughts #amwriting pic.twitter.com/Fl3zr05N74
— Dan Buri (@DanBuri777) November 7, 2017
There is no such thing as perfection, friends. Strive for excellence. Perfection is a fleeting desire.
Be happy with who you are, the writer and the person. Find your writing voice. Keep writing till you do. #amwriting #amediting pic.twitter.com/CF5yxvwcus
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) October 31, 2017
What a wonderful note to end on. Take a deep breath. You are proud. You are are brave. You are writers.
Go write, friends! Find your writing voice and write to your hearts content!
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Thanks, Dan! Always, quite inspirational! And no worries about the site content. We’re all crazy busy these days, right?
By the way, your upcoming book sounds great! Shoot me an email. I’d like to feature it on Writing in the Modern Age sometime in the new year. ♥