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Author Tweets of the Week (2-10)

  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)

As writers, we too often struggle with putting the “right” words down on paper that best express our thoughts (or best express our plot or characters or whatever). It is the curse of the writer.

Fight this urge. Just write.

You’re  never going to get it “right” anyway. Ta-Nehisi Coates has a great quote in an interview he gave to The Atlantic. “If you’re doing it correctly…the ideas in your head will almost always come out really badly on the page.” Accept this now. If you want to be a successful writer, accept that it will never look “right” on the page like it does in your head. It’s our curse.

Let’s kick off Author Tweets of the Week with three tweets that get right to the heart of this.

 

 

https://twitter.com/crassusmedia/status/828790136573923328

 

 

Write my friends! Worry about whether it’s “right” (it’s not) or if it’s good (it’s not) in the editing stages. Get the heart and passion of your writing down first. Worry about making it better later.

 

I enjoyed this next tweet from @ManuelMangombe.

 

So true! The first step is to recognize it. If you are aware of the fact that many people, even friends and family, won’t take your writing endeavors seriously, you’ll be so much better prepared to let it roll off your back when they scoff.

You love writing! Don’t let others’ ideas affect you or your love of writing. The story is ready to burst from your soul. Don’t let others stifle that.

 

Speaking of stories bursting from a writer’s soul.

 

Write the story inside of you! (Are you noticing a theme today?)

 

This next quote from Robert De Niro via @_KrisMcIntryre is, well…

 

This is terrifying; terrifying because it is scary in it’s accuracy, right down the good day.

 

You’ll have to indulge me for two tweets. I’m sorry. (But not really. This is a free website chock full of a ton of good information and advice, and I own it, so, sorry if you don’t like basketball, but I’m not sorry. You should like basketball.)

Anyway… I love basketball. Anyone who knows me knew this within the first day of meeting me.

These highlights of Steve Nash are fantastic. He was so amazing in his prime. Thank God that the right coach (Mike D’Antoni) got paired with him at the right moment.

 

 

For the second tweet, one of the voices of my youth.

 

 

I spent a lot of nights as a young boy leaning in close to the radio to hear Ray Christensen bring me into the world of Gophers basketball and Williams Arena. He was phenomenal. RIP.

 

Next is our first ever Instagram post on Author Tweets of the Week!

 

Wonderful advice by the mystery fashionista! Don’t waste any of your time on fear or worry, friends!

 

Speaking of wasting time, I found this next post comforting and I’m not entirely sure why.

 

Thank you for sharing, James!

 

Finally…

 

 

Keep writing away, my friends! Believe in yourself! Cling to your dreams!
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).

 

 

https://twitter.com/Whippenz/status/821704764773675008

 

 

 

 

https://twitter.com/EnglishHeritage/status/821624443395076096

 

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.

 

https://twitter.com/assaphmehr/status/802227352755388416

 

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 (11-4)

  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)

 

To kick off this week’s Author Tweets of the week, let’s begin with a Facebook post.

 

 

 

This was so obvious to me once I read it. How did I never think of this before?! How have I never heard anyone make this joke before?! Why are voodoo dolls only used for evil? I need me a voodoo back rub.

 

 

 

You know, because that’s what everyone thinks about authors when they think of authors right? When you tell people, “I’m an author.” Don’t they immediately respond, “Oh, you work miracles huh?!” This shirt is confusing.

 

Let’s have a look at some actually inspiring quotes.

 

https://twitter.com/A_J_Hoover/status/794619677393690624

 

 

These are great. If you’re looking for a little inspiration as you write, just remember to be humble, but that we are all connected and your work makes a difference.

 

Congrats to Chicago and Cubs fans. It’s been 25 years since my Twins have won the World Series, but you had us beat four times over. Well deserved.

Here’s an interesting thought from Cubs’ manager Joe Madden prior to Game 7. While unrealistic, I love positivity and positive people.

 

 

 

This made me laugh.
https://twitter.com/jkaccinni/status/794522888825110529

 

And this next one I just enjoyed. I’m not even entirely sure why. It just struck me.

 

https://twitter.com/Mindful__INFJ/status/794606914361585664

 

And now, the dream of any book lover! Imagine reading your favorite book in that delightful space.

 

 

 

 

Before we end, I want to offer three inspirational quotes from @kentstuver. (Well, from Ted Rubin, Dr. Seuss, and Albert Einstein, but you get what I mean.)

 

 

 

Finally, I’ll leave you with a beautiful post from my amazing cousin.

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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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