Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 20, 2021

Good Authoring Day to YOU

… And Happy Saturday!

It’s Day 2 of my Online Book Marketing and Social Media Unplugged. Have loved the interaction we all had from yesterday. Starting up at noontime here in Colorado … it will be a good day for sure!

I love the morning time—my time. With a mug of hot tea, enjoying watching the finches that still hover around for a quick snack in the winter; hearing the owls hoot back and forth … my day begins even when these mornings remain darker as we creep toward Winter Solstice–a personal favorite day. Why … because it means summertime is coming! And thinking—sometimes about client’s books; Sometimes about “My next” book. Sometimes about marketing and strategies. What’s not to like about each day

And it’s #Caturday post times once again.

Forget about trying to please all. You are setting yourself up for massive self-sabotage. Know WHO you are writing for; and WHERE they are hanging out. That’s your market—go for it … not everyone else’s. It’s not a fit … don’t go there again.

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

“[The New York City Marathon is] the greatest day of the year because we get to witness people who chose to start and are choosing to finish” – @karacut What are you committing to and what does it mean for you personally? What are you willing to risk?…

Author alert: Publishing Predators are thriving #WriterBeware is looking to hear from authors who have had issues-including no $$$-with Bronzeville Books. Contact @victoriastrauss–names & info never shared. #authors #writingcommunity #indiepublishing #JudithBriles

Why authors need to polish off old slides-get the latest fixes on PPTX presentations and speaking podcast via @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd @WebinaruGuru:… #publicspeaking #powerpoint #elearning #virtual #authors #books #JudithBriles

Social Media and Marketing Strategies

Hey authors and writers-if any “publisher” or “publicist” is pitching their services to you–ask for a sample marketing or publicity plan or a previous campaigns of completed projects. It’s called proof … just saying. #authors #amwriting #publishing #bookmarketing #JudithBriles

Love sharing tips from #CarolynHoward-Johnson on how to use your Amazon Profile page and why it is important.@FrugalBookPromo–Amazon can be a huge push player for your visibility factor #authors #bookmarketing #indiepublishing #JudithBriles

If you are using Instagram, here’s a How to Schedule Instagram Stories: A Step-by-Step Guide #instagram #authors #indiepublishing #JudithBriles

Writing Tips
When writing about real people in historical fiction, what might the consequences be of taking certain artistic liberties? Author Robert Lloyd discusses the ethics of literary revivification.

New #WriterBeware blog post: An Editing Tale: Editor and Author Coach Christina Kaye of Write Your Best Book. Come for the complaints (both public & private), stay for the insults #WritingCommunity #amwriting

Writing tips: Learn when to use their, there, and they’re with Grammar Rules from the Writer’s Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages. #amwriting #writingcommunity #authors #JudithBriles

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

Make ‘em Laugh! Who doesn’t want laughter? Take 4 minutes and marvel at the dancing, flexibility, and wackiness of Donald O’Connor from Singin’ in the Rain: 1080p HD “Make ‘Em Laugh” ~ Singin’ in the Rain (1952) – YouTube