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Author Tweets of the Week (5-11)

It’s been a minute since we’ve had Author Tweets of the Week. (You would think that it would be a weekly feature given the name wouldn’t you?!?) Let’s kick things off on the right foot. A little inspiration for your weekend.


Today is the day to start, friends! Sit down today and write. Don’t wait. You don’t have to do it all at once. You don’t need to write everything you’ve ever wanted to write today. Just sit down and spend 30 minutes today. Get in the habit now!


Once you’ve started writing, keep going. Persist!


If you’re looking for a little inspiration to jumpstart your writing, @nkpalgal is exactly right. Music is incredibly powerful. Check out my guest post at Sally Ember’s blog on how music can inspire you to creativity.


Love this moment from @lawnrocket! Be like this bird, friends! Keep writing, even through adversity.



This is funny, and there’s a side of me that says, “Right on! Way to go. Talk to each other!” But if I’m being honest, if I go into a coffee shop and they don’t have WiFi, nine times out of ten I turn right back around and walk to another coffee shop (usually right across the street).



Great advice from one of the most famous American writers. Fix what you can, don’t worry about what you cannot.


Find this person as a writer. Find them a keep them close. If you’re luck enough to have multiple people like this, count your blessings and protect your relationship with them.


Shoot your shot, friends. That’s all you can do. If it doesn’t work out, if you miss, that’s okay. It’s all apart of the process. Put yourselves out there and make the glorious mistakes that are uniquely yours. Write your story.


Finally, rather than encouragement and inspiration to follow your writing passion to end the week, I leave with inspiration to love more.


Love a little more this weekend, friends. There’s always room to love more. Embrace compassion.


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Author Tweets of the Week (11-10)

I apologize that new content has been less frequent over the past month or so. I’m working on finalizing my next book: 40 Tips on Creative Writing—A guide for writers to turn your passion into a successful book. 

It will be available for preorder hopefully next week. The perfect holiday gift for yourself and your writing friends. I think you’ll love it!
Let’s dive into the Tweets of the Week.

Yes, while it’s quite possible Ernest Hemingway was a high functioning alcoholic, (Jack London certainly was), he is a gifted writer and thinker. Anyway, I may have inadvertently taken his advice to heart a few times in my life.



I always say, the book is yours until you publish it; then it’s the readers.
These next two go hand-in-hand I think…



How true these are! When you’re ready to write and have the time, it’s just tumbleweeds rolling around. Then, when you’re ready to lay down and sleep, the ideas always start flowing. Inspiration and Procrastination need to synch up I think!



Honestly, the reason inspiration comes at night when we’re dozing off is most likely because it’s when we’re quietest. I’m sure inspiration tries to speak to us throughout the day, but our lives are too loud for us to hear her. Slow down, friends. Quiet your lives down.



Yes. 100x yes.


So true. Memoirs of a Geisha has been angrily judging me for years. I’ll get to you someday day. I promise. (Sigh)


Write with an audience in mind, but don’t write because of that audience. Write for yourself. Don’t write for acceptance at all.


I love this Nora Roberts quote. You need to make time to write. Don’t wait for the time to free up for you. Make it happen. Block time off to write.

He. Too good.


Don’t worry about whether the first draft is good or not. Get the ideas and words out onto paper. Worry about quality during editing.


There is no such thing as perfection, friends. Strive for excellence. Perfection is a fleeting desire.

What a wonderful note to end on. Take a deep breath. You are proud. You are are brave. You are writers.

Go write, friends! Find your writing voice and write to your hearts content!



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