I confess, I like Twitter. It’s pithy, cogent, brief, with the type of Headline Hints that stick. I don’t always believe them, but am often entertained. And the posters–love them. They always catch my attention for at least a second. I created my own group of aphoristic posters using Canva and Muzy (very easy. Click the links and try them):
*—credit for quotes to Richard Bausch
About once a year, I curate a list of favorite Twitter tips. Here are my 2014 favorites:
- Loading the dishwasher is not the time to get CREATIVE.
- One page at a time (@NaNoWriMo)
- “If you want to write, you can. Fear stops most people from writing, not lack of talent…” (@advicetowriters)
- Start with a memorable introduction (@galleycat)
- Don’t pause for research. Guess. Fake it. Leave a mark in the MS and follow up (@jamesscottbel–referring to getting a novel done during #NaNoWriMo)
- credit: Debbie Ridpath Oh @inkyelbows
- Broken sleep is a golden time for creativity (@doctorow)
- After finishing your draft, ignore it for a month. Then start editing (@Masqcrew)
- 1) Write some words. 2) Look at the words. 3) Delete the words. 4) Sigh. 5) Make an omelette. (@matthaig1)
- Use a crock pot, save cooking time, write a novel (@mashable)
- The time to write has to be created (@fionaquinnbooks)
- Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail- (@jonnygeller)
- Write without fear; edit without mercy (@i_author)
- The problem with cliché is when you plug in the basic template and never set the customizations. (@indieplottwist)
- There are really only three stories: audience goes away unhappy, audience goes away happy, audience never comes (@Shakespeare)
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Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is the author/editor of dozens of books on integrating tech into education, webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com and TeachHUB, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, monthly contributor to Today’s Author and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics.