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Author Tweets of the Week (4-21)

Hello friends! To kick off Author Tweets of the Week, I enjoyed this idea from @InventingRealit.

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.

No commentary necessary. Just a funny cat tweet that’s also about #amwriting.

 

 

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…

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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

Author Tweets of the Week (3-3)

 

Welcome my friends! Let’s get right to it. Our first tweet is great advice for any author.

 

 

Sometimes it’s hard to remember this as an author. (I sure could have taken this advice more to heart at some points of my book.) We don’t need to scream everything at the reader. There’s no need to beat people over the head with some theme or subtext or meaning or plot development. Sometimes whispering to the reader is invaluable.

 

This next tweet touches on a common theme here at Nothing Any Good.

Write, friends! You will never make progress if you don’t actually write. You will never become a better writer if you don’t actually write. Write!

 

 

Once you’re actually writing (and not just thinking about writing), then you can consider additional advice.

I love this quote. If you’ve reached a point in your book where it’s really difficult for you to write it, (and I’m not talking about writer’s block), then you know you’re tapping into something. Plow ahead. Embrace that pain. Don’t shy away from that which is painful to write.

 

Don't shy away from that which is painful to write. #writerslife #amwritingClick To Tweet

 

 

A shout out to @val_dmmc, who is writing!

I don’t know why, but I liked this. Something about it spoke to me.

 

 

I have no preference for or against Jaden Smith, but I enjoyed this video.

 

Now that you’re sense of wonder has been triggered, here’s a riddle for you from Carrie Adams Golden.

 

Do you know the answer? If you want to find out, you need to visit Carrie’s Facebook page to find out! While you’re there, why not give her a shout out and a follow?!

 

 

I’m a day late and a dollar short, but I love Dr. Seuss. Happy belated birthday Theodor Geisel! (oh, and rest in peace).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I appreciated this next tweet.

 

 

I know all too well the perils of anxiety and panic attacks. And before you say that I should relax or slow down or breathe or whatever else you might suggest, read this first.

We don’t talk openly and honestly enough about mental illness. Even the term mental illness is loaded with negative connotations. Thank you @shannonpeel1 for sharing your experiences openly. We need to do this more often.

 

Moving on, I need me some of these magical items.

 

 

Get me some of this! My birthday is coming up in 6 months. You have plenty of time to prepare. Now you know what to get me.

 

Our final Author Tweet of the Week.

 

 

Let me second @oliviamccabe72’s sentiment and offer that encouragement to you all.

Keep it up, friends! You’re doing great!

Your writing sucks? That’s fine! You enjoy it right? Keep going!

Your book isn’t finished? There’s time to finish it! You’ll get there!

Your book isn’t selling? Join the club! 🙂

Don’t get yourself down. Being a writer is a journey in and of itself. Keep plugging away. Keep doing what you love. Keep on writing!

 

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 (1-20)

 

It is a new year and we sure as hell aren’t going to move through 2017 without Author Tweets of the Week, right?! Back by popular demand. (Or at least continued by popular demand.)

To kick us off, let’s begin with a slew of Winnie the Pooh related tweets. It was A. A. Milne’s birthday just the other day, (and it will be Milne’s death day in just 11 days).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you not love Winnie the Pooh when the characters say such beautiful and wise words like those?

Speaking of beautiful and wise words…

 

 

 

I love me some Maya Angelou. So wise.

If you’re looking for some motivation, or if you just need a little reminder to keep on keeping on, here you go.

 

https://twitter.com/CallMeTheFixer/status/818689022419697664

 

Relax friends. Stay cool. Go back to the drawing board and don’t sweat it.

 

An ongoing pet peeve of mine is writers that don’t read because they don’t have time or don’t want their writing to be swayed by their reading. With no exception, this is ridiculous. If you don’t read, you can’t claim to be a serious writer. Simple as that.

 

https://twitter.com/RebeccaKlay/status/821314976757534720

 

As for our next tweet, while you can’t be a serious writer without reading, you can certainly be a serious writer without drinking. It’s not my preferred mode of operation, though.

 

https://twitter.com/andyjamestrevor/status/820922154782855168

 

Now, some twitter etiquette for everyone.

 

 

Please take that to heart my friends. No one wants to see 20 tweets about your “amazing book.” Sorry, it’s the truth.

Wondering what you can share besides just your book? There are 13 tweets right here in this post. There’s got to be at least one you like. Let’s start there. Share one of them. Here, try this one on for size:

 

 

Finally, a reminder that failure is not only an option, you shouldn’t be afraid of it.

 

 

Take chances my friends! Don’t be afraid of so-called failure.

Keep writing away! 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 (12-2)

 

It has been a few weeks since we’ve had the pleasure of going through my favorite author social media posts, so we might reach back and grab more than just from this week. We have a lot of first timers on here, which is great. Good to see some new blood making the cut!

 

 

 

While I’m pretty sure we just tell ourselves this to feel comfortable about being weirdos, I’ll take it! I got strange for days in my heart!

 

 

This is easy to say if 7 of your books are in the Top 25 best-selling books of all time, but a little more difficult if you’re struggling to make it. I agree with it, and writing for herself and not “the children” is probably one of the reasons J.K. Rowling became a success, but still, it’s easier for her to say now.

Can you believe that Harry Potter holds 7 of the Top 22 spots?!?! That’s incredible to me every time I see it. Wow. Just Wow. (“She” is on there too. Never even heard of it. Anyone read it? Am I a moron for never having heard of it?)

 

This next one’s great advice for every writer.

https://twitter.com/DougWallace1973/status/804022914857062400

I love me some adverbage and I need to remind myself of this often. Thank you @DougWallace1973!

 

I really hope this next one isn’t photo-shopped in any way.

 

I can’t think of a reason that this kid would be jumping like that away from the hoop while his teammate grabs the rebound, but I’m choosing to believe it’s not photo-shopped. High school basketball players do the weirdest things on the court. I wouldn’t put it by this kid- Mark, I’m calling him Mark- I wouldn’t put it by Mark to be showing off his vertical mid-play to his girlfriend in the stands.

 

Anywho…

 

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Now that’s how you read a book friends! This guy knows what he’s talking about. You buy the book (preferably the one from the picture), you pour yourself a glass of bourbon, and then you let the world know that you’re reading the book. He knows. He gets it.

(So what if it’s my cousin. Screw you! You don’t think cousins can buy and read books of their own free will?!)

 

 

I love this tweet. I love the pic and the Tim Campbell quote is a good one. If you can trigger the readers imagination, rather than your own imagination as a writer, that’s where genius writing becomes a reality.

 

Speaking of genius writing.

 

 

Congrats @assaphmehr! Drinks on you!

 

 

 

Before you say you love this and then we both stare at each other awkwardly, I should let you know that I hate this. It’s stupid. No one has ever said this in the history of the world. There isn’t a single reader or writer that’s ever truthfully said this. As I said on twitter, the only time this sentiment would ever even remotely apply would be when @Nick_Offerman wants to sit down. (“When I want to sit in a chair, I build a chair.”) What a dumb thing to say. I hate this.

Now, what was that you were saying about loving this tweet?

 

 

 

Has anyone ever called something interesting and not meant it partially as an insult. Should I be insulted that @foreverhear called me an interesting fellow? Or should I just accept it since I am, in fact, a weirdo?

 

 

As a Christian, I have to share something. Sorry, but you’re going to have to listen to me preach for a second. Deal with it.

 

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There’s a whiskey advent calendar?!?!?!? What?!?!?!? WHY! AM! I! JUST! HEARING! ABOUT! THIS! NOW!?!?!?!

You mean to tell me, every night my 3-year old daughter can grab a piece of chocolate from her Advent calendar and I can take a shot of whiskey?! Yes please! Sign me up!

 

 

If you didn’t see it, I loved this #MannequinChallenge.

 

 

Robert DeNiro is just too good. He’s probably really mad that they didn’t ward him when they were going to start the video and he wasn’t able to get his full mannequin on. Either that or he just don’t give a F-.

 

Let’s end the week with some excellent advice from a literary legend.

 

 

 

Fantastic advice. Keep writing away, friends. Don’t worry about quality on the first draft. Take chances with your writing! Learn to fail.

 

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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