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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.

 

 

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…

 

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

https://twitter.com/crassusmedia/status/834840658078789633

 

 

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.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Keep writing away, my friends!
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

 

Author Tweets of the Week (2-10)

  1. Tweets of the Week (4-15)
  2. Author Tweets of the Week (6-3)
  3. Author Tweets of the Week (7-29)
  4. Author Tweets of the Week (8-5)
  5. Author Tweets of the Week (8-19)
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  7. Author Tweets of the Week (9-2)
  8. Author Tweets of the Week (10-13)
  9. Author Tweets of the Week (10-28)
  10. Author Tweets of the Week (11-4)
  11. Author Tweets of the Week (12-2)
  12. Author Tweets of the Week (1-20)
  13. Author Tweets of the Week (1-27)
  14. Author Tweets of the Week (2-3)
  15. Author Tweets of the Week (2-10)
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  17. Author Tweets of the Week (3-3)
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  19. Author Tweets of the Week (10-6)
  20. Author Tweets of the Week (11-10)
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  22. Author Tweets of the Week (3-16)
  23. Author Tweets of the Week (4-6)
  24. Author Tweets of the Week (5-11)

As writers, we too often struggle with putting the “right” words down on paper that best express our thoughts (or best express our plot or characters or whatever). It is the curse of the writer.

Fight this urge. Just write.

You’re  never going to get it “right” anyway. Ta-Nehisi Coates has a great quote in an interview he gave to The Atlantic. “If you’re doing it correctly…the ideas in your head will almost always come out really badly on the page.” Accept this now. If you want to be a successful writer, accept that it will never look “right” on the page like it does in your head. It’s our curse.

Let’s kick off Author Tweets of the Week with three tweets that get right to the heart of this.

 

 

https://twitter.com/crassusmedia/status/828790136573923328

 

 

Write my friends! Worry about whether it’s “right” (it’s not) or if it’s good (it’s not) in the editing stages. Get the heart and passion of your writing down first. Worry about making it better later.

 

I enjoyed this next tweet from @ManuelMangombe.

 

So true! The first step is to recognize it. If you are aware of the fact that many people, even friends and family, won’t take your writing endeavors seriously, you’ll be so much better prepared to let it roll off your back when they scoff.

You love writing! Don’t let others’ ideas affect you or your love of writing. The story is ready to burst from your soul. Don’t let others stifle that.

 

Speaking of stories bursting from a writer’s soul.

 

Write the story inside of you! (Are you noticing a theme today?)

 

This next quote from Robert De Niro via @_KrisMcIntryre is, well…

 

This is terrifying; terrifying because it is scary in it’s accuracy, right down the good day.

 

You’ll have to indulge me for two tweets. I’m sorry. (But not really. This is a free website chock full of a ton of good information and advice, and I own it, so, sorry if you don’t like basketball, but I’m not sorry. You should like basketball.)

Anyway… I love basketball. Anyone who knows me knew this within the first day of meeting me.

These highlights of Steve Nash are fantastic. He was so amazing in his prime. Thank God that the right coach (Mike D’Antoni) got paired with him at the right moment.

 

 

For the second tweet, one of the voices of my youth.

 

 

I spent a lot of nights as a young boy leaning in close to the radio to hear Ray Christensen bring me into the world of Gophers basketball and Williams Arena. He was phenomenal. RIP.

 

Next is our first ever Instagram post on Author Tweets of the Week!

 

Wonderful advice by the mystery fashionista! Don’t waste any of your time on fear or worry, friends!

 

Speaking of wasting time, I found this next post comforting and I’m not entirely sure why.

 

Thank you for sharing, James!

 

Finally…

 

 

Keep writing away, my friends! Believe in yourself! Cling to your dreams!
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

Author Tweets of the Week (2-3)

  1. Tweets of the Week (4-15)
  2. Author Tweets of the Week (6-3)
  3. Author Tweets of the Week (7-29)
  4. Author Tweets of the Week (8-5)
  5. Author Tweets of the Week (8-19)
  6. Author Tweets of the Week (8-26)
  7. Author Tweets of the Week (9-2)
  8. Author Tweets of the Week (10-13)
  9. Author Tweets of the Week (10-28)
  10. Author Tweets of the Week (11-4)
  11. Author Tweets of the Week (12-2)
  12. Author Tweets of the Week (1-20)
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  14. Author Tweets of the Week (2-3)
  15. Author Tweets of the Week (2-10)
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  20. Author Tweets of the Week (11-10)
  21. Author Tweets of the Week (2-16)
  22. Author Tweets of the Week (3-16)
  23. Author Tweets of the Week (4-6)
  24. Author Tweets of the Week (5-11)

 

 

To start off this week’s Tweets of the Week, let’s have a little bit of motivation.

 

 

Don’t forget this friends! Believe in yourself. Regardless of your walk of life, regardless of your goals in life, believe in yourself. It’s nice to have others that believe in you and support you, but you need to believe in yourself first.

 

There are constantly great #amwriting tweets from @noveliciouss. Here’s one:

 

Great line, Orson Scott! I love that. If you don’t follow @noveliciouss yet, you should. Although with 165,000 followers, I’m guessing most of you already do.

 

This Margaret Atwood quote is pretty darn square on too.

 

 

It’s so true. Most good works of writing are going to come from complete chaos and a shamble of words.

 

That’s why it’s so wonderful when readers provide meaningful feedback. It is so satisfying to have a reader take in your words and to be impacted. These two tweets about Pieces Like Pottery were wonderfully humbling and satisfying.

 

 

 

Thank you @jr_ebal! I am grateful and humbled.

 

Speaking of paths many fear to tread, this is such a mindful quote from James Finley via my brother from a different mother (and cousin) Michael Paul.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take a break today, friends. Count your breaths. Count your steps. Count your moments. Remember the preciousness of the present and embrace it. Embrace every wonderful and painful moment.

 

Did you take some time? Good, let’s huddle back up and have a chuckle.

 

 

Welcome back to our old friend and Tweets of the Week regular Tamara Thorne! Thanks for always making us laugh.

 

Now another from @noveliciouss:

 

As I said on twitter, I don’t have enough hands to count the people that tried to make me feel lousy about my writing on one hand.

Don’t worry about the haters! You’ll never satisfy them!

 

I’ll leave you this week with two thoughts of focus and encouragement.

 

Write! Write! Write! And then write again! (And write some more!)

Got that? Write!

 

I loved this last tweet.

 

Maybe it is because I have heard my father express similar sentiments about his own work, but I loved this tweet. My father has always said, “If there’s one person, just one person, that is changed for the better, than my effort has been worthwhile.”
Continue writing my friends.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

Author Tweets of the Week (1-27)

  1. Tweets of the Week (4-15)
  2. Author Tweets of the Week (6-3)
  3. Author Tweets of the Week (7-29)
  4. Author Tweets of the Week (8-5)
  5. Author Tweets of the Week (8-19)
  6. Author Tweets of the Week (8-26)
  7. Author Tweets of the Week (9-2)
  8. Author Tweets of the Week (10-13)
  9. Author Tweets of the Week (10-28)
  10. Author Tweets of the Week (11-4)
  11. Author Tweets of the Week (12-2)
  12. Author Tweets of the Week (1-20)
  13. Author Tweets of the Week (1-27)
  14. Author Tweets of the Week (2-3)
  15. Author Tweets of the Week (2-10)
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  17. Author Tweets of the Week (3-3)
  18. Author Tweets of the Week (3-24)
  19. Author Tweets of the Week (10-6)
  20. Author Tweets of the Week (11-10)
  21. Author Tweets of the Week (2-16)
  22. Author Tweets of the Week (3-16)
  23. Author Tweets of the Week (4-6)
  24. Author Tweets of the Week (5-11)

 

Let’s not waste any time with the niceties and get right to it.

If you’ve read any of my stuff, you’re probably aware that I have two major pet peeves. One, I have a life goal of stopping people from incorrectly saying, “I could care less.” That makes no sense unless you’re trying to communicate that your feelings toward said item are lukewarm, which if that’s the case, then there are a hundred better ways to say that you feel so-so about something. The proper phrase is, “I couldn’t care less.”

Second, I hate, hate, hate when writers say they’re not reading anything right now because it distracts from their writing. Reading shouldn’t distract from writing anymore than your pen should distract you from writing.

Let’s begin…

 

Yes! Thank you! Agreed! 100%!

 

Now a little Friday wisdom for you.

 

 

Listen. Listen to others and listen to yourself, friends. You would be surprised how poorly most of us listen to our own minds and bodies.

 

This next one seems particularly relevant for the times.

 

 

 

Speaking of libraries…

 

 

Would you look at that?! I’m at the Chicago Ridge public library. You know what they say. You know you’ve made it once you’re in the Chicago Ridge public library.

 

Here’s a piece of inspiration from Leonard Cohen via @david_glinski:

 

https://twitter.com/david_glinski/status/797005956668334080

 

That’s a great line. It’s so true. You can be the person you want to be, friends, whoever that may be. The only thing stopping you is the box you and those around you put you in. Learn to climb out of that box and be the way you want to be, eventually that’s what you’ll be.

 

The next post is actually a screenshot. How many times will I have to complain about Facebook’s embedding feature before they fix it and it actually works smoothly? Anyway, these next two posts both gave me a chuckle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want a bookmark like that?!?! Look at how cute!

 

Let’s hear some writing advice from one of the greatest American poets.

 

https://twitter.com/davedoran192/status/823957627138875392

 

Great quote. If you want your readers to feel something, you must feel it first, and usually 100 times more than your readers will.

 

In case you don’t want tears and you just want a laugh, though…

 

 

Why don’t people say, “Tut Tut,” anymore? Did they ever? They should have. Seems fun.

 

How long did it take you to write your first book? It took me 7 years. Hopefully it doesn’t take me 7 to write my second. In case you’re wondering, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 6.

Days, that is. 6 days?!?!

 

 

Welp, I better get cracking I guess.

 

 

Write away friends! Then where you’re done writing, write some more!

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

 

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