To start off this week’s Tweets of the Week, let’s have a little bit of motivation.
Believe in yourself is especially true if your goal is to become an author. If you don’t, no one else will. #amwriting 🙂
— Annie Acorn (@Annie_Acorn) February 3, 2017
Don’t forget this friends! Believe in yourself. Regardless of your walk of life, regardless of your goals in life, believe in yourself. It’s nice to have others that believe in you and support you, but you need to believe in yourself first.
There are constantly great #amwriting tweets from @noveliciouss. Here’s one:
#Metaphors have a way of holding the most #truth in the least #space.
~Orson Scott #Card#amwriting#Art Vladimir Kush pic.twitter.com/2JUjMyDTJy
— Novelicious (@noveliciouss) February 3, 2017
Great line, Orson Scott! I love that. If you don’t follow @noveliciouss yet, you should. Although with 165,000 followers, I’m guessing most of you already do.
This Margaret Atwood quote is pretty darn square on too.
"The complete frenzy and general shambles" from which all #writing emerges. #MargaretAtwood #writerslife pic.twitter.com/YQz9M6HJht
— Jeryn Alise Turner (@JerynTurner) January 29, 2017
It’s so true. Most good works of writing are going to come from complete chaos and a shamble of words.
That’s why it’s so wonderful when readers provide meaningful feedback. It is so satisfying to have a reader take in your words and to be impacted. These two tweets about Pieces Like Pottery were wonderfully humbling and satisfying.
— Ebal (@jr_ebal) February 1, 2017
you took a path many fear to tread and succeeded. All the best!
— Ebal (@jr_ebal) February 2, 2017
Thank you @jr_ebal! I am grateful and humbled.
Speaking of paths many fear to tread, this is such a mindful quote from James Finley via my brother from a different mother (and cousin) Michael Paul.
Take a break today, friends. Count your breaths. Count your steps. Count your moments. Remember the preciousness of the present and embrace it. Embrace every wonderful and painful moment.
Did you take some time? Good, let’s huddle back up and have a chuckle.
Welcome back to our old friend and Tweets of the Week regular Tamara Thorne! Thanks for always making us laugh.
Now another from @noveliciouss:
If you write, someone will try to make you feel lousy about it, that's all.
~Stephen #King#amwriting #writerslife pic.twitter.com/cue8eM0nz2
— Novelicious (@noveliciouss) January 31, 2017
As I said on twitter, I don’t have enough hands to count the people that tried to make me feel lousy about my writing on one hand.
Don’t worry about the haters! You’ll never satisfy them!
I’ll leave you this week with two thoughts of focus and encouragement.
It's hard to get good at something you never do. Writing regularly is more important than word count.#writetip #writerslife #amwriting
— Kellie M. Parker/ VanHorn (@KellieMParker) February 1, 2017
Write! Write! Write! And then write again! (And write some more!)
Got that? Write!
I loved this last tweet.
There is someone out there who will be inspired by your story and characters. Keep Writing! #amwriting #writers #writingtips
— Rachna Chhabria (@RachnaChhabria1) February 3, 2017
Maybe it is because I have heard my father express similar sentiments about his own work, but I loved this tweet. My father has always said, “If there’s one person, just one person, that is changed for the better, than my effort has been worthwhile.”
Continue writing my friends.
Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Have a wonderful weekend!
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