Twitter Tips and Tweets plus #Caturday

It’s time for a recap of some of the top Twitter Tips for Authors this past week.

Happy Saturday to you …

My weekend will be spent within the walls of Books Are Awesome in Parker CO on Saturday for book signings with six authors (we are there from 12 to 3) … then finalizing the table centerpieces for the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame Induction event. Sunday finds me in the “writing-mode” working with two clients’ books.

How about you? What are you doing to support your community? The work of others? How about you?

And it’s #Caturday post time. Vulnerability is something every author faces. The critics come forth … mostly zaps from those who are envious that “YOU did it … and they didn’t.” Toughen your hide–they are out there.

And my favorite thing early each Saturday morning: I felt it yesterday … an “extra” goose of coolness in the air … aha … the “fall snap” has reared its head. Change is coming. Although temps in my neck of the woods will be in the 90s all week … change is coming.

I love the morning sunrise. With a mug of hot tea, enjoying the tweets and chatter of the finches that start early; hearing the owls hoot back and forth … my day begins. And thinking—sometimes about client’s books; Sometimes about “My next” book—the first and last chapters are done. Sometimes about marketing and strategies. What’s not to like? It’s time for #weekend update!

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—a 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

Ingram Content Group warned customers yesterday: “perfect storm brewing” that will likely cause significant supply chain issues this holiday season. If you need POD books for the HOLIDAYS coming, authors should be ordering now. #POD #authors #Selfpublishing #writingcommunity

Woot … loved the interview I did in Dallas with the awesome Dallas Geeks. All about speaking and selling books-watch: Just completed an interview with the Dallas Geeks!

Create the foundation for your book. Then be like water and flow. #howtowriteabook #creativity

Social Media and Marketing Strategies 

Let’s talk about a smart #bookmarketing plan! Seasonal #bookpromotion on Amazon works well for specific days & holidays throughout the year, and may prove to be an easier way for you to manage your ads ongoing rather than the typical 24/7-365 approach

[worth a listen] Are you dealing with skeptics? Here’s how Tim Ferriss handles them. And learn why he deleted social media apps from his phone. LISTEN HERE 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻   #remarkablepeople #podcast

How the global shipping crisis could impact the holidays…

Writing Tips

#Authors #Publishing #WritingCommunity #SelfPublishing #AppleBooks #WednesdayMotivation

This ties in perfectly with last week’s podcast with @MaraPurl: Author J.R. Jamison explores how writing with an empathetic eye (and ear) can enhance character development.

Calling fiction authors: get two specific tools that help with creating great characters. AuthorU-Your Guide to Book Publishing Podcast via @JudithBriles @mybookshepherd @MaraPurl… #amwriting #selfpublishing #authors #books #writingcommunity #JudithBriles

Cool Things, FUN Things & OMG Moments

A repeat from my Wednesday ezine … loved these two guys and what their magic feet do … tis a happy dance indeed—their Happy Feet will put a smile on your face!

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