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.
Start NOW! A year from now you may wish you started today.
— Scott Levy (@FuelOnline) May 7, 2018
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!
— Morgan Wright (@byMorganWright) May 8, 2018
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.
I met this bird at lunch, somebody had pooped on her head. She was still putting herself out there and she got so much lunch
Think of this bird next time you're thinking about throwing in the towel pic.twitter.com/XqdNMaP97b
— Emma Coats (@lawnrocket) May 3, 2018
Love this moment from @lawnrocket! Be like this bird, friends! Keep writing, even through adversity.
— Scott Levy (@FuelOnline) February 7, 2018
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).
— Jon Winokur (@AdviceToWriters) May 7, 2018
Great advice from one of the most famous American writers. Fix what you can, don’t worry about what you cannot.
I vehemently believe that the greatest ally you can have as a writer is someone who loves your work, believes in you completely, and has no qualms about telling you that the thing you just wrote is not up to your standards.
If you have this person, hug them and buy them stuff.
— Barlow Adams (@BarlowAdams) May 5, 2018
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.
“Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.” – Neil Gaiman #amwriting Writing. pic.twitter.com/WwC0iY8bwO
— Writing & Editing (@WrtrStat) May 2, 2018
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.
Sometimes judgment seems like an easier option than compassion, but compassion is the most beautiful gift you can give to another Soul. Everyone wants to feel like they matter, like someone hears them. Can you be someone’s ears today? Embrace your compassionate heart ✨🌸 pic.twitter.com/mhrm24qzAb
— Kylie Riordan (@mindfulheal) May 4, 2018
Love a little more this weekend, friends. There’s always room to love more. Embrace compassion.
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