Hello friends! To kick off Author Tweets of the Week, I enjoyed this idea from @InventingRealit.
Sell more books by carrying them around https://t.co/FjEOL3vYoW #amwriting #author #writer
— Rob Bignell, Editor (@InventingRealit) April 15, 2017
I haven’t implemented it myself, but he’s absolutely right. You will find yourself selling a number of books each week if you’re able to pull a copy out when someone says, “You’re an author? Cool! Tell me about your book.”
I don’t know if I’ll start carrying books around myself, but I like the idea. My biggest concern would be that most people don’t carry cash anymore. But maybe if I ever get my Square account set up, it’d be able to do it piece of cake.
This tweet made me laugh.
Can you guess which one is the screenwriter? #screenwriting #script #scriptchat #amwriting pic.twitter.com/GJXv5omr3U
— ScreenwriterDave (@ScreenwriterD) April 21, 2017
No commentary necessary. Just a funny cat tweet that’s also about #amwriting.
RT @noveliciouss You can’t use up #creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
MAYA #ANGELOU#amwriting #books pic.twitter.com/kEJhU5XWXk
— Inoue Haruo (@HAL909) April 20, 2017
This is a great quote. Don’t worry about running out of ideas or stories. Write the ones bouncing around in your head. More will be presented to you. Your creativity isn’t going to disappear.
In that same vein…
Your writing is all yours. Say what you want to, the way you want to. #writetip @amwriting
— Jeramy Goble (@JeramyGoble) April 15, 2017
Don’t worry about saying what others want you to say. Don’t try to write in someone else’s voice. Be your own writer. Write what you want.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
THOMAS JEFFERSON#amwriting #writing #writingtips pic.twitter.com/uyq3jOhyuj
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) April 20, 2017
Great advice to remember. Strive for being succinct. But at the same time, given what we just discussed, if your style is not brevity, then write in your style. Don’t write what others want you to write, even if it is Thomas Jefferson.
“You Learn More From Failure Than From Success. Don’t Let It Stop You. Failure Builds Character.”-https://t.co/Rd4UPy7Jgy#AmWriting pic.twitter.com/B0HtsdMXAn
— Crap Merchant (@crap_merchant) April 20, 2017
When I was growing up, my parents were very fond of saying, “It builds character.” I now simultaneously love that and hate that line. Do with that what you will.
Finally this week, take this message to heart.
Happy writing, friends! Have a good weekend.
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