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Author Tweets of the Week (1-27)

  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 not waste any time with the niceties and get right to it.

If you’ve read any of my stuff, you’re probably aware that I have two major pet peeves. One, I have a life goal of stopping people from incorrectly saying, “I could care less.” That makes no sense unless you’re trying to communicate that your feelings toward said item are lukewarm, which if that’s the case, then there are a hundred better ways to say that you feel so-so about something. The proper phrase is, “I couldn’t care less.”

Second, I hate, hate, hate when writers say they’re not reading anything right now because it distracts from their writing. Reading shouldn’t distract from writing anymore than your pen should distract you from writing.

Let’s begin…

 

Yes! Thank you! Agreed! 100%!

 

Now a little Friday wisdom for you.

 

 

Listen. Listen to others and listen to yourself, friends. You would be surprised how poorly most of us listen to our own minds and bodies.

 

This next one seems particularly relevant for the times.

 

 

 

Speaking of libraries…

 

 

Would you look at that?! I’m at the Chicago Ridge public library. You know what they say. You know you’ve made it once you’re in the Chicago Ridge public library.

 

Here’s a piece of inspiration from Leonard Cohen via @david_glinski:

 

https://twitter.com/david_glinski/status/797005956668334080

 

That’s a great line. It’s so true. You can be the person you want to be, friends, whoever that may be. The only thing stopping you is the box you and those around you put you in. Learn to climb out of that box and be the way you want to be, eventually that’s what you’ll be.

 

The next post is actually a screenshot. How many times will I have to complain about Facebook’s embedding feature before they fix it and it actually works smoothly? Anyway, these next two posts both gave me a chuckle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want a bookmark like that?!?! Look at how cute!

 

Let’s hear some writing advice from one of the greatest American poets.

 

https://twitter.com/davedoran192/status/823957627138875392

 

Great quote. If you want your readers to feel something, you must feel it first, and usually 100 times more than your readers will.

 

In case you don’t want tears and you just want a laugh, though…

 

 

Why don’t people say, “Tut Tut,” anymore? Did they ever? They should have. Seems fun.

 

How long did it take you to write your first book? It took me 7 years. Hopefully it doesn’t take me 7 to write my second. In case you’re wondering, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 6.

Days, that is. 6 days?!?!

 

 

Welp, I better get cracking I guess.

 

 

Write away friends! Then where you’re done writing, write some more!

 

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)

  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)

 

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)

  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)

 

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.

 

Author Tweets of the Week (10-28)

  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)

 

 

We’ve had another great week of tweets and posts! Let’s get right to it.

 

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Ain’t that the truth Assaph! A Manhattan would be my drink of choice, but the sentiment is all the same. Speaking of Manhattan, it’s 4pm on Friday. Someone is dropping the ball here!

 

I apologize in advance for this next one. I just… I mean… It’s so dumb, I know. But I enjoyed it.

 

 

I’m embarrassed. Well, since we’ve gone down this path, here’s another ridiculous one from Amy Metz.

 

All right, all right. Time to get serious.

 

@DavidBoles has been getting some love from me here on Nothing Any Good. Here’s a couple great writing tweets I featured (well, Twitter featured) from David.

 

 

 

 

Check out the full Moments segment from Twitter that I highlighted earlier this week!

 

I enjoyed this creative Instagram post from Michael Cunningham. I’ve been best friends with his brother since I was born, but you have some serious talent Mikey.

 

Congrats to the first U.S. author to win the Man Book Award, Paul Beatty!

 

 

 

I received a poignant reply on one of my posts.

So true @DuchessVic2!

 

Some wisdom from a Tweets of the Week staple Tamara Thorne.

 

Here’s a coffee mug that editors dream about at night.

 

https://twitter.com/AnalyticalGram/status/710066698762715136

 

 

 

It’s the weekend friends…

 

 

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Keep writing away! Have a wonderful weekend.

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

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