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Author Tweets of the Week (4-14)

 

Let’s kick off this week’s Author Tweets of the Week with some shameless promotion!

 

Thank you all for the kind words! They’re right! Why haven’t you bought the book yet?!?!? http://amzn.to/2oHB2JG

Ok, shameless promotion is over. Let’s go! Here’s your Author Tweets of the Week!

 

 

 

This photo is wonderful and terrifying all at once. Growing up in the Great White North that is Minnesota, I fully understand the plight that lay before this poor man. Being a writer, I fully agree that this is what it feels like about one hour after sitting down to write. All that excitement and adrenaline has worn off, and all that remains is the thought, “Damn! This is hard!”

 

So how do we shovel off that proverbial writing roof?!

 

Perfect! Passion is great, friends, but passion comes and goes. Excitement waxes and wanes. If you expect to rely entirely on your passion, you will be cast aside into pile of millions of people throughout time that have said, “I could write a book.”

Don’t let that happen! No if, ands, and Peter Pans! Write that book. Set goals. Schedule time. Remember why you started writing the book to begin with. Harness that passion and excitement to work for you, even when it ebbs.

 

This is great to remember as well. If you always keep this in mind, you’ll be able to remember why you started writing to begin with. Write for yourself.

 

 

Besides, if you don’t write for yourself, it’s not going to change the fact that doubters will abound. People are going to make you feel lousy about your book for sure. Trust me. I speak from experience. Don’t sweat it. The sooner you accept that it will happen (and will happen again), the better you’ll be at not letting their negativity affect you.

 

Ok, now that we have a little motivation and fortitude within us, how do we actually write that book, and do it well?

 

Ooooooohhhhhhhh! That’s it??? Got it!

Wait, hold up. What if you cross out all the wrong words and you have nothing left? Anyone want to buy my book of blank pages?!?!

 

Here’s a fun article on Goodreads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t make me complain yet again about Facebook’s terrible embedding feature. Yes, that’s a screen shot. No, you actually can’t click it. Don’t blame me! Or do blame me, see if I care.

Anyway, here’s the actual link to the article: https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/845-20-problems-only-book-lovers-understand.

Random Marketer Reading This: “Well that is just terrible marketing. He sent his readers to a different site. Their gone now. He can’t be sure they’ll ever come back. That’s just really poor marketing. This Dan Buri guy is never going to make it.”

Random Obnoxious Grammar Guy Reading This: “You misspelled ‘they’re’.”

 

 

This is so true. I catch myself all the time thinking, “That’s such a funny, random happenstance. I need to remember that for a story.”

 

Here’s a good tip from @KellieMParker:

I don’t know if I’ve ever actually thought about this as concretely and succinctly as Kellie puts it here, but it’s so true. I immediately thought about the Jason Bourne books. The books have a ton of action and I loved them. I read them 15 years ago and I distinctly recall that any time the action scenes happened, I was a little bored. It was the build up that created all the suspense and excitement. Robert Ludlum was a master at the build up to the action.

 

 

https://twitter.com/tbuburuz/status/852004782868844544

Everyone reading this should stop right now and go leave a review. I mean it! Stop and go leave one review. It helps authors, I promise. Go support an author you love. We’ll wait.

Go! What are you waiting for?!?!

Random Marketer Reading This: “He did it again?!?!? Argh!!!!”

 

This next one has nothing to do with writing, but it made me laugh this week.

 

 

So did this one.

 

 

 

Ok, ok. Back to writing. Here’s a tip we’ve all heard a thousand times, but it’s worth repeating, so here’s a thousand and one.

 

 

Now a little motivation to urge you into your weekend writing. Be persistent, friends. Your path may wind and loop, but press on. Don’t allow anyone else (or even your own self doubts) to deter you from what you want to accomplish.

https://twitter.com/JeanLanewrites/status/852914623728631809

 

 

 

Finally. It’s Easter Weekend, friends. I will allow my heart to be sad and then celebrate. I will enjoy time with my family and friends. I will take time for myself to reflect on who I am and what I have been afforded. I will thank God for my faith and thank God for the faith He gives to others, in all forms. I will remember that I am simultaneously and paradoxically important and nothing but cells and dust. I will be humbled.

Happy Easter. Keep doing what you love. Keep on writing.

 

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

Author Tweets of the Week (3-24)

  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)

I know this is one of your favorite running segments here on Nothing Any Good. Sorry about the short hiatus from it! I was working on a new segment about which I am very excited.

We have officially kicked off Confessions of an Indie Author! You can view Episode 1 and Episode 2 now. You’ll enjoy them, I promise!

Now, get on with it, Dan!

Ok, ok. I’ll make it up to you with some extra tweets of the week for your reading pleasure. Without further ado, your Author Tweets of the Week.

Let’s kick it off with a Twitter poll I ran a couple weeks ago.

 

That breakdown seems about right to me. Honestly, I bet you down to a man (or a woman) these percentages probably reflect our own individual time spent on Twitter as writers. Two-fifths of the time we’re distracted. Two-fifths of the time we’re getting a healthy break. One-fifth of the time we’re actually inspired.

That sounds about right, not just as a poll of the #amwriting population, but as an individual breakdown.

 

 

https://twitter.com/bapudliner/status/839462563561746433

Thanks for sharing this quote, @bapudliner! Great quote. If you have a story that burns inside you, tell it! Write that story, friends.

 

 

Well said! There’s only one you, friends. Be you and follow your own path. Don’t follow the masses!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do not know A.J. Rynell and I am impressed with her dedication to the craft of writing. However, I don’t get our infatuation with word count. It needs to stop. My intent is not to call out Ms. Rynell, but to call all of us out. Every writer at some point has googled: “How many words should a novel be,” or some variation of that. We’ve all done it. Be honest.

What a silly thing to focus on. There are short books that are excellent. There are long books that are excellent. There are far too many perfectly-lengthed books that are f-ing terrible.

Let’s stop this friends. Word count is a detriment to our craft.

 

 

I love this quote. There’s something about it that resonates with me. I think many readers are frustrated with a book that doesn’t provide a full view of the back story or doesn’t fully resolve all issues. No matter how much an author tries, no matter how much the reader wants it, the story doesn’t end. It just keeps going. The sooner we realize this as writers, the better writers we will be.

 

 

This next tweet needs no additional commentary, certainly not from a white middle-aged man.

Truth.

 

 

https://twitter.com/crassusmedia/status/839276270991069184

 

I love this. This is a concept I have explored in my writing for years.  There’s a quote from one of the characters in Pieces Like Pottery: “All people have the ability to control their happiness by controlling how they think about each day and each event. Every situation turns out sour for those who are always complaining about how things turn out. We will always be affected by our own attitudes. Every response to every action affects our character.”

I wrote about this on my wife and my now-defunct blog Buris on the Couch

I love this quote by the great Roman orator. Thank you for sharing @crassusmedia!

(As an aside, I never thought Buris on the Couch would get so much positive feedback over the years and requests to return. It’s been 6 years since we stopped it and we still hear from people saying that we should reboot it. If you haven’t, you can view all the old posts on the site. They’re still available for your reading pleasure. My wife is funnier and more intelligent than I am. If the populous gets loud enough, we may not be able to ignore you any longer.)

 

 

Now, if you’ll let me indulge the basketball junky in me.

 

I love me some March Madness. I just can’t get enough.

 

 

Back to the writing…

 

 

I enjoyed this from Emma Watson. What a great idea to celebrate women writers.

 

 

The honest truth, @anaisbelieve, is that none of us do. We pretend we know what we’re doing, but we don’t. That creates both the beautiful truths and the god-awful paralysis that every writer knows and experiences. Thank you for being vulnerable and sharing it. Don’t let it keep you from continuing to write, though!

 

 

 

In a word, “No.”

 

 

 

This quote seems fitting directly after Neil deGrasse Tyson’s question.

 

 

 

I found this tweet to be awfully ironic.

My thoughts on the quote? Yes. 100 times over, Yes. In today’s loud and busy world, we miss the value of silence. The truly wise realize the power of quiet. Time is our most valuable asset, but solitude and silence come in close second for a writer.

My thoughts on the follow up to the quote? The irony is dripping. Rest in the quiet. But follow me on Facebook first!

 

 

 

@noveliciouss has #amwriting quotes galore. You’ll find something you like if you follow.

 

 

This next one made me laugh.

 

 

 

 

We’re coming around the home stretch, friends, and I want you to feel inspired and invigorated to write this weekend. So let’s do it!

 

You are in the unique few. Either you have written a book or you are working towards that goal. Never forget that. Your feat is impressive!

 

 

I love this and then I love this again. When I was in law school, I taped every law firm rejection letter onto my desk as motivation. I have saved every magazine, publisher, and agent rejection notice I’ve received as a writer. They fuel and remind me. Embrace your rejections, friends.

 

 

Yes! Dr. Suess has a poem that I love so much that I had it engraved on a piggy bank that I gave to my godson: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

There is only one you, friends. Never forget that for a moment. In this universe that’s been around for 13 billion years, on this earth that’s been turning for 4.5 billion years, with the 107 billion people that have taken a breath in this life, there is only one you. That should make you feel simultaneously small and important.

There is no one, ever, that has been like you. Not a single one of those 107 billion people that came before you are like you. Don’t try to be like any of them. Be yourself.

 

 

 

Keep doing what you love. Keep on writing, friends!

Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and Facebook. (Oh the irony!) Have a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

Author Tweets of the Week (3-3)

  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)

 

Welcome my friends! Let’s get right to it. Our first tweet is great advice for any author.

 

 

Sometimes it’s hard to remember this as an author. (I sure could have taken this advice more to heart at some points of my book.) We don’t need to scream everything at the reader. There’s no need to beat people over the head with some theme or subtext or meaning or plot development. Sometimes whispering to the reader is invaluable.

 

This next tweet touches on a common theme here at Nothing Any Good.

Write, friends! You will never make progress if you don’t actually write. You will never become a better writer if you don’t actually write. Write!

 

 

Once you’re actually writing (and not just thinking about writing), then you can consider additional advice.

I love this quote. If you’ve reached a point in your book where it’s really difficult for you to write it, (and I’m not talking about writer’s block), then you know you’re tapping into something. Plow ahead. Embrace that pain. Don’t shy away from that which is painful to write.

 

Don't shy away from that which is painful to write. #writerslife #amwritingClick To Tweet

 

 

A shout out to @val_dmmc, who is writing!

I don’t know why, but I liked this. Something about it spoke to me.

 

 

I have no preference for or against Jaden Smith, but I enjoyed this video.

 

Now that you’re sense of wonder has been triggered, here’s a riddle for you from Carrie Adams Golden.

 

Do you know the answer? If you want to find out, you need to visit Carrie’s Facebook page to find out! While you’re there, why not give her a shout out and a follow?!

 

 

I’m a day late and a dollar short, but I love Dr. Seuss. Happy belated birthday Theodor Geisel! (oh, and rest in peace).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I appreciated this next tweet.

 

 

I know all too well the perils of anxiety and panic attacks. And before you say that I should relax or slow down or breathe or whatever else you might suggest, read this first.

We don’t talk openly and honestly enough about mental illness. Even the term mental illness is loaded with negative connotations. Thank you @shannonpeel1 for sharing your experiences openly. We need to do this more often.

 

Moving on, I need me some of these magical items.

 

 

Get me some of this! My birthday is coming up in 6 months. You have plenty of time to prepare. Now you know what to get me.

 

Our final Author Tweet of the Week.

 

 

Let me second @oliviamccabe72’s sentiment and offer that encouragement to you all.

Keep it up, friends! You’re doing great!

Your writing sucks? That’s fine! You enjoy it right? Keep going!

Your book isn’t finished? There’s time to finish it! You’ll get there!

Your book isn’t selling? Join the club! 🙂

Don’t get yourself down. Being a writer is a journey in and of itself. Keep plugging away. Keep doing what you love. Keep on writing!

 

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 (2-24)

  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)

 

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!

 

Find more writing and publishing tips at Nothing Any Good.

 

 

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