Twitter Gems May 13

Here’s a nice tweet I just ran across from 
Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.
We writers can apply all these emotions to our work.
Even if all we’re doing is establishing some warmup momentum, these can definitely pay off.
from Jordan Rosenfeld  @Jordanrosenfeld
Your writing projects are like children that don’t always get along. Attend to them separately. #fightoverwhelm #AWritersGuide2Persistence
Good advice, but not always applicable in my case. There are times when it occurs to me that some of my project need to be, if not merged, at least juggled simultaneously. [Juggling, of course, implies that sometimes creative gravity takes over and objects are dropped. But hey! At least I got them up in the air.]
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. –PABLO PICASSO
Geez, I hate it when a well-targeted Tweet or nugget of advice arrives at the very moment I’m lip-diddling or ‘organizing’ my iTunes collections or god-knows-what. This is one of those Tweets.

Twitter Gems: January 21

I’ve been off the curation wagon lately.

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Just wanted to share some content that might prove helpful or inspirational.

Plus, I miss the short, condensed blog posts that I started with. ;->

Have a great Sunday.


Jordan Rosenfeld @Jordanrosenfeld
If you use too much exposition, your story may feel like a lecture, and you run the risk of neglecting character development. #POV #POVBook


Jon Winokur  @AdviceToWriters
It doesn’t have to be the truth, just your vision of it, written down.
#amwriting #writerslife


Jane Friedman  @JaneFriedman
“Patience is not about waiting, but how we act when things take longer than we expect.” —Paulo Coelho


David Gaughran  @DavidGaughran
For all the people asking for an update to Let’s Get Visible, it’s here, and it’s #FREE, and it’s called Amazon Decoded: A Marketing Guide To The Kindle Store


“No matter which way you choose to publish, there are always going to be days where it’s just plain difficult.” — @thecreativepenn


Jordan Rosenfeld @Jordanrosenfeld
Commit to your writing in healthy, manageable sittings. Don’t binge, don’t starve. #WritersGuide2Persistence #amwriting


Web/Twitter Gems August 14-18

  1. Creative Success – A 7-Lesson Guide to Creating by Jessica James   #5…not my favorite step, which means I should definitely buck up and follow through.
  1. “Be ruthless about protecting writing days…” J.K. Rowling #amwriting #writerslife
  1. Miserable Day Job Turns Into $100,000 Side Income
    This person used her blog to side-hustle her way out of her job. These eight-minute podcasts might just nudge you to venture forward yourself.
  1. Jon Winokur  @AdviceToWriters
    “Outlines are the last resource of bad fiction writers who wish to God they were writing masters’ theses.” –STEPHEN KING
    Just one opinion, but geez, this guy just might know something about the writing business.
  1. So, if, unlike Stephen King, you’re at least straddling the fence on outlining, Steven Pressfield’s foolscap method might just provide that happy medium.
    Key words: “Shut up and begin.” There are plenty of other resources that explore the foolscap method of diving into a writing project.