Let’s kick off this weeks Tweets of the Week with a few from one of my favorite tweeters, @chipmunkofpower, especially when she does the back-and-forth dialogue.
*giving 3 year old a bath*
3: How old are you?
3: How old is 39?
Me: One more than 38.
3: How old is Daddy?
Me: He’s 40.
3: How old is 40?
Me: I’m 39 and it’s one more than that.
3: Is this a bathtub?
I think I’m either in an Abbott & Costello routine or a Beckett play.
— Rebecca Frohling (@chipmunkofpower) February 20, 2018
Writer: I just bought a virtual reality kit!
Normal: Cool! Can I see?
Writer: Sure! *opens shopping bag* Ta-da!
Normal: That’s a notebook and pencil
Writer: Well duh
— Rebecca Frohling (@chipmunkofpower) February 21, 2018
Remember THIS when writing first drafts…#amwriting #writerlife pic.twitter.com/nBpHrONg90
— Lacey London (@thelaceylondon) March 6, 2018
@thelaceylondon makes it into Tweets of the Week often, but when she’s pushing tweets like this, you can see why. There’s a lot in her timeline to encourage us as writers and creators. Finish your first draft, then worry about perfecting it.
I am drawn to people like this. I find their passion and focus contagious. Maybe I’m drawn to it because I wish I had more of this in myself. It’s a constant area of work for me.
When someone tries to get me to open up. #introvert #infj pic.twitter.com/0mm4CMqSGS
— Brian Interline (@BrianInterline) March 1, 2018
This one made me smile sheepishly. I think I’ve said a different version of this a million times in my 17 years with my better half. “I want to share, I just need you to push a little harder. Oh, not that hard! That’s too much. We’re closed today!”
I’ve learned how to be more vulnerable. It’s a work in progress.
Finish the damn #book. Nothing else matters. Stop second-guessing yourself and write it through to the end. You don’t know what you have until you’ve finished it. You don’t know how to fix it until it’s all down on the page.
LAUREN BEUKES#amwriting #fiction pic.twitter.com/Xig5MaoXsd
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) March 1, 2018
Sometimes we need care and love. Sometimes we need a kick in the ass. Let this advice from Lauren Beukes be the kick in the pants you need. Finish the book! Don’t make excuses. Write it!
"I'm scared," said Piglet.
"A story will help," said Pooh.
"Don't you know?" Stories make your heart grow." #WorldBookDay pic.twitter.com/tWYeDupi0Z
— Chris Gill (@ChrisDavidGill) March 1, 2018
Be grateful for the new day friends. There is so much power in gratitude. More than just a fluffy feeling of giving back. There is growing scientific evidence that gratitude can help you focus and succeed in accomplishing your goals.
Idea vs. First draft#amwriting pic.twitter.com/NvopGTwIjW
— Meredith Ireland (@MeredithIreland) March 16, 2018
Haha! So true. It never comes out the way we picture it in our mind. Reminds me of writing advice from Ta-Nahisi Coates. This is the plague of every creative-type. The work is never done.
"Writing is like a sport. If you don’t practice, you don’t get any better." – Rick Riordan #amwriting #amediting #CampNaNoWriMo pic.twitter.com/jiE6LqyLOa
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) March 4, 2018
The only two ways to get better at writing are to write and to read. Work on your craft. Write!
Married couple in China discover they appeared in same photograph as teenagers: Report https://t.co/n0OLNxKbUi pic.twitter.com/vrSlECRRmP
— CNA (@ChannelNewsAsia) March 11, 2018
I loved this tweet that went viral. So cool. Even if it’s fake, which I hope it isn’t, this is straight out of a movie. This couple didn’t meet and get married until years later, but found they were at this monument on the same day at the same time taking a picture years before. Life is fun.
When your children are happy, that seems to be what matters most. Teach them to love themselves, live with faith, show compassion, have confidence, smile often, and stay closer to God than man. pic.twitter.com/xfdPQvJo0u
— Marala Scott, Ghostwriter (@MaralaScott) March 7, 2018
I’m not sure exactly what it was about this tweet from @MaraloScott, but it really spoke to me. Something about the earnestness about it. Most people on social meeting push their children in front of us as a way to get compliments about their kids or their parenting skills. It’s transparent and tiresome. This wasn’t that at all. I found this tweet moving and heart warming. 🙏🏽
Raise your hand if you know this feeling all too well!
Sometimes we are all overwhelmed while writing, it's then at that time when you need to push through. #amwriting …Keep Writing pic.twitter.com/xnWrm2MTKj
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) March 15, 2018
Don’t quit on your passion no matter how many additional peaks you encounter. Continue to create. Continue to write. Persist!
Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Keep writing!
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