I know I don’t usually purely plug my own stuff on these pages. While I may give a nod to my writing every now and then—Can you blame me? It’s my own damn site people!—I try not to put it in your face too much. I want Nothing Any Good to be a site that provides you insight and wisdom for your Indie Author journey, and encouragement and humor for those days when the journey seems to be beating you down.
However, today I want to kick off our Author Tweets of the Week with a tweet of my own about something from my book Pieces Like Pottery.
As always, these are real tweets and posts from my readers and followers.
— Dan Buri (@DanBuri777) February 24, 2017
I’ll give you the short version. One of the literary devices I experimented with in the story The Gravesite (from my book) is tying ten songs to each portion of the story. A few readers have picked up on this and have asked about it.
I decided I would post on this site the story in its entirety along with each song. I’m excited about it. It’ll allow you, the reader, to experience the story in a unique way—taking in the music and lyrics that were utilized to add another layer to the story itself.
Please let me know your thoughts. I’d love to hear feedback! Do you think it worked well? Did you hate it? Do you hate me?
Anyway…on with it already…
— Sparkle Writer's Hub (@SparkleWriters) February 22, 2017
Paint away, my friends! Paint with all the vigor your voice can handle.
And remember to paint in the style that is you. Embrace your style!
— Novelicious (@noveliciouss) February 17, 2017
Embrace your weirdness. Don’t let anyone deter you from that.
Speaking of embracing your weirdness.
This cracked me up. Good work, Alistair.
This next tweet we can probably all relate to.
— Emily Hodgson-Author (@EhAuthor) February 21, 2017
Too funny. Don’t let rejections get you down, friends. Keep on keeping’ on.
A few posts to for those that love to ponder and those that just love to smile.
— Roxanne Seubert (@RoxanneSeubert) February 24, 2017
Thinking yet? Smiling at least? Good. By the way, for those wondering, both of those arrows in that last tweet from @V8Sheppard are too straight to be my path to becoming a writer.
Quick, name your five favorite books of all time.
— Victoria Griffin, Fiction Editor (@victoria_grif7) February 23, 2017
Tough right? Wow. Can I do it? Let’s see…
The Brother Karamazov.
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
The Boxcar Children. (So what if it’s a series of books. Deal with it.)
A Short History of Nearly Everything.
A Tale of Two Cities.
Ask me again tomorrow and I’ll have five different books for you.
Need an idea for a good social media prank?
Tamara Thorne, you make me laugh weekly.
All right, friends. It’s time to get back to work. Breath deep. Relax.
You’re writing already, so you’re a writer. Don’t sweat it. We all have doubts. We all have fears. We all believe that our writing is so terrible that the entire world is going to laugh in our face and kick us in the stomach while we lie naked in the street sobbing hysterically. (No? That last one is just me?)
You get the point. Believe in yourself!
There's a time when you have to push through the fear of failure-of embarrassing yourself
— Jaxon Wolfe (@jaxon_wolfe) February 23, 2017
— Dragons' Geas (@balanceguide) February 18, 2017
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