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Author Tweets of the Week (2-24)

 

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!

 

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Tweets of the Week (4-8)

Social Media can be wonderful and terrifying and depressing and uplifting and disgusting all at the same time. I guess it’s just like real media. Or real social interactions come to think about it.  Huh. For all our praising and bashing of social media, it seems it just reflects all of our basest and most praise-worthy qualities as a society.

But I digress. All of you had some wonderful tweets this week.  Here are some of my favorites. Give these tweeters a follow.

 

https://twitter.com/Tweet_Nature/status/715547018786127872

 

I love this quote. It’s simple, yet profound. Anger rarely helps anything. Love is patient. Love is kind.

 

 

 

Of course I would like this. I’m a writer. But it doesn’t make it any less true. You could easily replace “music” for “book” and the comment would hold nearly the same meaning.

 

 

I don’t know what it was about this tweet, but it really struck a nerve with me. Sondi Warner has a wonderful blog and has written a great article for Nothing Any Good, but there was something vulnerable and honest and anxiety-ridden about this tweet. I could simultaneously identify and empathize with Sondi.

 

 

 

A gratuitous plug for my book? Sure. But you’re reading this blog, so why haven’t you read the book yet? @CindyRjones71 has and she tweeted this out (and I quote): “I shed many tears to both joy & sadness & it caused some reflection on my own life journeys & meanings.”

And you’re telling me you don’t want to read it? You know you want to.

 

 

Ok, enough of the gratuitous plug. Would I love this tweet as much if it didn’t have the cutest little monkey on it? Probably not. But it just goes to show, it’s not always what you say. It’s how you say it and who you say it to.

 

 

 

 

I’ve said it plenty of times before, but Maya Angelou has the wisdom of a hundred lifetimes. And that picture of her. I just want to give her a great big hug and hope her wisdom washes over me by osmosis.

 

 

Great quote. There’s no reason not to do what you love. Take action.

 

 

One of the easiest concepts yet hardest lessons for young writers.

 

 

 

I realize that this probably interests only me, but I loved this tweet. My explanation won’t do it justice, but Piccolo Girl went viral last March. Someone at CBS was brilliant enough for this callback. 

 

 

 

I’m not alone in my enjoyment of Matt Dusk’s tweets–he has a half a million followers. He tweets this many times at the end of different nights, but I enjoy it. My mother had a quote from Pope John XXIII taped to her bedroom mirror when I was a child: “Lord it’s your Church, I’m going to bed.” 

There’s only so much we can do. At the end of the day, we have to let go, detach, and start anew in the morning.

 

Keep tweeting! Keep writing!

 

 

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