We’ve had another great week of tweet and posts. Thank you everyone for sharing your wonderful thoughts on social media! (Well, except for those of you that love trolling, in which case, knock it off.)
Let’s start with an announcement from Cheryl Holloway about the 3rd Anniversary of her blog. Congrats Cheryl! That’s amazing. If you are interested, you can join her celebration on September 6th.
Keeping with the theme of candle pics, this tweet was a good reminder for me on why I write in the first place.
— Ronald S. Hall (@R_S_Hall) August 3, 2016
Yes, I would love for my book to be a smashing success, but it’s always good to remember why we write. If my words can inspire someone to do something they love or encourage someone at a low point in their life, this is what matters to me. If your writing is humorous or full of adventure, remember that you want to make people laugh and excite them. It would be great to sell books, but it’s also great to have readers that get the point of your work.
Anyway, if you’re looking to write your next book, here’s 100 questions to ask from @authorKEGarvey via @olivierwrites.
Some good questions in there to ask.
I loved this next tweet from @JMRobison.
I would LOVE to read a book that includes a link to a specific song to listen to while I read specific parts. Who's with me?
— J. M. Robison (@JMRobison) August 26, 2016
I love this idea JM! I have had this same thought and I’ve toyed with the idea of how one might be able to achieve this with an ebook. In fact, the first story in Pieces Like Pottery has 10 songs tied to each of the 10 sections of that story. Only a few readers have identified this. I may run each segment on Nothing Any Good at some point with the songs included so you can listen to the song while reading it. If I hear reader interest in this, I’ll do it for sure.
Now a thought about love and empathy.
— Gerd Kopp (@Geko1967) August 28, 2016
We all too often in life look at our loved ones for who they might be some day or what they could be if they just tried a little harder. This isn’t fair to them and it isn’t fair to ourselves. Don’t love people for what you want them to be. Love them for who they are. Full stop.
Forgotten wisdom pic.twitter.com/ypyr9mmLTa
— Ancilla (@ncilla) August 7, 2016
George Carlin was a great thinker. Most people know him primarily as a comedian they either loved or hated, but he was first and foremost a great thinker in my mind. I love this sentiment of teaching our children to question what they read. It’s the only way to be thoughtful human beings.
Those of you that have read Expect Dragons, or have been following my adapted 40 Tips for Writing Your Novel, will realize that I love people that intelligently and respectfully question. In Mr. Smith’s 40 Tips for College and Life, tips #2 and #3 are as follows:
2. Question authority.
3. Question those who question authority.
So, yeah, I agree Mr. Carlin, whole heartedly.
Finally, a thought that every writer can relate to.
— Ellie Philpott, #Author (@ellie_philpott_) August 1, 2016
So true @Nenuphar00!
Keep writing friends! Have a wonderful weekend.
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