Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 01, 2022

Good Authoring Day to YOU

… And Happy Saturday and NEW YEAR to you!

This past week has been about the Redo and ReWrite. My book, How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers, and Boo-Boos has been reVamped with all content and layout, reTitled: How to Avoid Book Publishing Blunders … and now in layout. Today, I start on Snappy Sassy Salty. New looks. New content. New books. New for 2022.

 Huge … and I mean HUGE plans on revamping all my publishing books on the inside and out.

It’s Caturday … Today is the first day of your next life. January 1, 2022. Cats know how to play, snooze, embrace curiosity, and pick their people. Do you? Are you working in your zone … the “joy zone” where the words flow; where marketing hits the sweet spot; or where your creativity is doing a happy dance? Welcome to 2022!

That’s my past week … how about you … what are you up to?

Friday mornings are the place to be with other authors! I love the Friday coaching that happens early each Friday AM. I always have a “new tip” for the group that I lead with—a “show and tell how to do ‘it’ … whatever ‘it’ is, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. Become a subscriber so you can get Friday Coaching for only $27 a month for VIP AuthorYOU members, $37 for non-members—limited number of subscribers allowed. We gather viz Zoom at 7 AM. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. We do it via Zoom. This is for any author anywhere! Register

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Here are your Top Ten Tweets for the past week  

Tweets are faster than a speeding bird … below are The Book Shepherd’s® Top Ten Tweets from the past week that you may have missed …

Author, Publishing and Resource Success

  • Are your book covers so-so … are could the give the Best Book Cover list a run for the money? Check them out] Lit Hub’s 101 Best Book Covers of 2021 | @lithub #bookmarketing #books #authors #bookcovers
  • [Plan to pitch to NY? Your idea better snap, crackle, and POP] From finding idea to writing the manuscript and sending it off to agents, author Christine Evans maps out how to turn an idea into a chapter book series. #bookproposal #amwriting #JudithBriles
  • Book Publishing Terms: What Every Author Needs To Know… via @BookBaby Blog

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

  • 22 Book Marketing Actions to Take in 2022, by @JohnKremer…
  • New Book Review links to book and movie discussion questions for book clubs, as reviewed by Carolyn Wilhelm. #TheFrugalBookPromoter #book #discussion #clubs #free #PDFs… via @WiseOwlFactory
  • “Ruthless editing is the writer’s best friend” #judithbriles #thebookshepherd #book #author #writer #selfpublishing #selfpublishedauthor #authorssupportingauthors

Writing Tips

  • Since its publication in 1843, Charles Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol has become one of the most iconic holiday stories in Western literature. Discover the top four techniques you can apply to your craft.
  • 81 Writers on the Books They Loved in 2021 | @lithub
  • In this week’s Script round-up, get inspired by Script contributor Jenna Avery’s seven ways to create a productive writing routine, learn about female trailblazer Eve Unsell, The Power of the Dog movie review from contributor Tom Stempel, and much more!

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute captured rare footage of a giant phantom jelly. Watch this majestic deep-sea encounter.

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