Top Ten Twitter Tweets of March 21, 2020


Good Authoring Day to YOU 

Alert to all of you in Colorado who are VIP AuthorYOU members … the April second Saturday AuthorYOU Salons of the year is slated for April 11th.  It starts at 8.30 a.m., ending at 11.30 a.m. Bring socks—I share these with the homeless … and it’s going to be chilly this winter. Plus, a snack to share with the group. If you are sniffling or coughing, take a pass. If there is a last-minute cancellation, all on the AuthorYOU Salons will be emailed no later than 7.30 a.m. If we are all still in “lockdown”, I will set this up as a Virtual Coffee Salon and membership will be emailed by Friday a.m., the 10th.

Stay well is a “cry” heard across the land as this month continues to unfold. Yesterday was our first VAHH—Virtual Authors Happy Hour—a Zoom gathering with a favorite beverage, maybe a nibble to two—and brainstorming with authors within my publishing community. The art of social distancing got a high five form us. Join me at ZoomTails on Fridays at 5 p.m. Mountain time: 

ZoomTails … Virtual Author Happy Hour

FRIDAYs Forward until lockdown is over … 5:00 – 6:00ish PM    


Take care of yourself …


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, then it opens up to “catch up” and “asks”. Become a subscriber so you can get 

Friday Coaching for less than a weekly glass of wine; for less than a weekly Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit – Combo at Chick-fil-A; for less than 3 movie tickets! ALERT …we do this on Zoom … you need to connect with me. Only $27 a month—limited amount of subscribers allowed. We gather via Zoom at 7 AM. The dress? Totally casual. Get on board –it’s fun and informative … and you get all questions answered. This is for any author anywhere! 

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THIS WEEK on  Author YOU  – Your Guide to Book Publishing: the theme is always author, writing, and publishing success. Thursday’s show adds more insights to goose your author and publishing success.

Award-winning book designer Rebecca Finkel joins me for a fun hour—all about how to create add on products using your book’s images and graphics to create marketing pushes; and much more.

Tune in for the LIVE show at 6 Eastern, 5 Central, 4 Mountain, 3 Pacific and for our out-of-the-country members and followers … you are going to have to do the clock crunching for your time zone at You can also go to the Home page of, scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and are instantly there!  With over 100,000 downloaded podcasts each month from around the world, you are in good company! 

Here are your Top Ten Tweet 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

 Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

  • How to find your most successful social media posts via @SproutSocial #SocialMedia #WritingCommunity #marketing

  • A pin on Pinterest can have traffic for days, weeks, even years after it was first pinned: #pinteresttips #howtousepinterest #pinterest #pinitforlater #smm

  • Writing the book is just the tip of the iceberg. Marketing and adds to it are next. Listen to Podcast with @mybookshepherd @JudithBriles and @FinkelFinkel… #authors #bookmarketing #promo #ASMSG #publishing

Writers & Writing

  • Got some great ideas for a book but worried about what people will say? Or maybe you simply don’t know where to start. Read this: How To Crush Your Writing Fears Right Now by @BadRedheadMedia via @Medium

  • Here are some tips on developing a winning premise for your novel from Hallie Ephron.

  • Conflict is what drives a story. Without opposition, the story becomes lifeless. Learn the four types of conflict and how to effectively use them in your next screenplay.

  • Writers! Need to “get out” and “go to a conference” while staying home? Attend our 6th annual Thriller & Mystery Virtual Conference to receive instruction on the craft of writing from published authors and a critique on your query from a literary agent!

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

Bookstores Face Weeks of Closure Just as Readers Need Them Most | @KQED



Remember … you can listen to over 300+ programs that AuthorYOU Founder Judith Briles has created for your book and authoring success: , scroll down and click on any of the past shows—just click and you are instantly there! Or you, subscribe directly on iTunes: 


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