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Author Tweets of the Week (10-6)

  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)
  16. Author Tweets of the Week (2-24)
  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 kick things off this week with a little bit of promotion. @crassusmedia just finished their Calendar for writers.

This is a must get for every writer. It provides you with a creative planner for your writing, inspiration and quotes from authors, and other creative solutions to get your writing ideas flowing (such as coloring pages for writers). I recommend this for all my readers. You can get it on Amazon and thank me later.

 

Find your voice first and foremost. You need to find your voice as a writer. Without it, you’ll struggle greatly and so will your readers.

 

Which one are you? I’m probably a weird mix of The Space Cadet, The Greasy Palm, and The Ray of Sunshine, but honestly, we’re probably all a mix of 2 or 3 of these, no?

 

 

I just really enjoyed this tweet and I’m not entirely sure why. Sure, the picture is cute, but the writing along with it just tickled me.

 

 

Amen to that! The short story is an art that doesn’t get enough credit or readership.

 

 

https://twitter.com/harleylaroux/status/915800192011476993

This is a fantastic feeling that every indie author can relate to. That first sale of your first book, it’s such a delightful experience.

 

 

 

Great quote, especially in the current geopolitical and hostile landscape we seem to be living in throughout the world right now.

 

 

Imagination’s pen. I love that. What a beautiful image that line creates, @annescottlin. Well done.

 

 

https://twitter.com/Mr_FLComeau/status/915268081114591233

I am lucky enough to have a partner that enjoys my insanity. It is inspiring and empowering to have that. I hope you all have that for yourselves as well!

 

 

Go friends! Write! Expose who you are to the world. Expose every beautiful, terrible, loathsome and delightful part of you.

 

We’re off next week for vacation. Happy writing! Be kind to each other.

 

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 (6-23)

 

In the theme of the last Author Tweets of the Week, I will continue to indulge some of your curiosity of what I’m listening to when I write.

 

 

 

All right, here we go.

 

 

https://twitter.com/alphabetsuccess/status/876776914182123520

This is a perfect place to start. If you’re anything like me, a reminder like this every now and then is valuable. Stop trying to be normal. Don’t try to fit in. You do you and make no apologies for that. Be amazing.

 

https://twitter.com/imashleydsouza/status/877354967211945984

 

I love this quote. It struck a nerve for me. We put so much passion and thought and time and heart into our writing hoping to really impact people. However, we know deep down that it’s unlikely to change much of anything at all.

I also enjoyed this reply I received on twitter after tweeting a similar sentiment.

 

 

Thank you for the encouragement and kind words @KatieRParham! Good on ya!

 

Before I share this next tweet, brace yourself. You might cry.

 

https://twitter.com/_EasyBreasy_/status/873965028688314368

 

Let me help you out. This is what that text says:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can’t say I didn’t warn you. I told you that you might cry.

 

New song:

 

 

 

 

 

This Darcy Pattison quote is strong. Get your story out in the first draft. Just spew it out onto the page, guts and all. Then figure out what to edit and where to revise.

If you need help figuring out how to edit…

 

https://twitter.com/BrianOMarra/status/874743274900250624

Don’t be afraid to cut something you know that doesn’t fit, even if you really like it.

 

https://twitter.com/rufusreinhardt/status/874831436058042368

Don’t allow this to be you. Tell your story.

 

This next tweet is a good one on which to end.

 

 

 

Happy writing, friends! Be kind to each other. Be kind to yourself. 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 (5-5)

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! Let’s kick things off with an Author Tweets of the Week regular, @Novelicious.

This is a great Ray Bradbury quote. At first it comes across as either (a) daunting or (b) meaningless. Daunting because writing everyday of your life seems, well we already said it, daunting. Meaningless because at cursory glance it feels like a fluff quote—write and then hope you’re lucky!

But when you dig into it, it’s neither of those things.

One thing with which I find most writers struggle, including myself, is trying to write that perfect book that will show you belong as an author. We often times endeavor to create the perfect work on the page. It’s a fruitless struggle, though. There is no such thing as a perfect work. I find I often times have to remind myself that I just need to write, early and often. The more I write, the better I’ll get at being a writer, then more fulfilled I’ll be in my writing.

It’s a simple equation. Now if I can just focus for one damn minu… ohhh a bird!

 

I enjoyed this quote from Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s beautiful and poignant. But I also enjoyed the tweet from @1022Tiger. I found it to be vulnerable and open.

I’m not sure entirely why either. It’s not like she was pouring her heart out about something private or personal, but she was being very open about her love of language. I love when people are excited about things in life. (It’s for this reason I hate the stereotypical hipster personality—they’re passionate about nothing except in their passion to be indifferent.) Even more than my love of people’s excitement, however, is my love of when people share that excitement.

Thank you @1022Tiger for sharing a piece of your excitement!

 

 

I tweeted a snippet of this story last night in response to this tweet, but it’s hard to do so in 140 characters. Here’s the longer version.

Elizabeth Gilbert is the best-selling author of Eat, Pray, Love. I heard an interview with her years ago. When asked about the fears and doubts that she had with her writing, Gilbert said (and I paraphrase) that she finally had an epiphany that her “writing muse” was telling her that this isn’t her story. If she doesn’t tell it, she bemoaned, then the muse would move on to someone else who will. Ms. Gilbert discussed how freeing this was for her. She was no longer declaring to the reader: “Listen to me. I have something to say.” Instead, she was writing through her muse, her inspiration. It was almost as if she had no other choice but to write. This opened her up to write every day without fear of the result.

This interview was powerful for me in my writing journey. It freed me to realize that my writing is an effort to participate in the human experience with other writers and readers. Nothing more than that. I’m not trying to change the world or shout that what I’m saying is important. I’m just writing what my muse is telling me to write.

 

With that, allow me a moment of shameless promotion.

Boom! That is a wonderfully kind message for an author to receive. If you’re reading this and you haven’t read Pieces Like Pottery, well what are you waiting for?!?! How many people have to tell you to read it before you actually decide to pick it up?!

 

Ok, ok, I’m done. Now for promotion of two other authors.

I enjoyed both of the articles referenced in these next two tweets by @assaphmehr and @jeanknightpace. I recommend checking them out.

 

 

 

 

 

I see this next quote a lot on twitter. It always invokes beautiful imagery for me.

 

 

Let’s call back Assaph Mehr and look at a FB post of his. This made me laugh.

 

 

 

Love this next one.

 

Love that. Absolutely love it. If you don’t follow, tweet me.

 

 

All right, enough fun and games. Back to work, friends! Let’s let @FarahGhuznavi get us focused.

 

Write with vigor and passion, friends. Write early and often. Write well.

Happy writing! 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 (6-3)

  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)
  13. Author Tweets of the Week (1-27)
  14. Author Tweets of the Week (2-3)
  15. Author Tweets of the Week (2-10)
  16. Author Tweets of the Week (2-24)
  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)

 

What a wonderful week we all had. I hope you found time to read or write!

Here’s the weekly installment of Tweets of the Week.

 

 

What an uplifting positive message to start off with. Thanks @ZarseJane!

 

As an aside, after feeling uplifted by the tweet, let me digress. The “make it count” line at the end of that tweet made my feeble brain immediately drift to this clip from Happy Gilmore. Sorry. No one ever said I was smart.

 

 

I got us off track with the Happy Gilmore clip. Sorry about that. Hopefully this gets you right back in the mood for an uplifting vibe.

 

 

Did it work? Good. Let’s enjoy that uplifted spirit.

 

 

 

It’s time to dance. What better way to dance than like a nerdy mathematician like myself.

 

 

I know. I’m making a habit of this shameless plug for my book. What can I do?! Stop saying such nice things about my book!

 

Isn’t that fantastic? Love it.

 

 

I found way more quality posts on Facebook this week than on Twitter. If you haven’t seen this video of Steve Harvey before, it’s worth a watch. One of my older brothers sent this to me about a year ago. I like to watch it every now and then. Go ahead, we’ll wait for you…

 

 

 

This makes me think of my favorite quote: “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

 

Now that’s a post we can end our week on! Keep writing away friends! Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

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