I sent around some tasty tweets this week sure to inspire and inform. Here are a few of them:
- “Pursue Your Passion,” Dan Perez, Dan Perez Films: All it takes is 4 minutes and 44 seconds to watch this video, and poet Kirk Nugent will have you on your feet vowing to pursue your passion. I like this line: “Greatness is born out of zero doubt.”
- “Saying It Out Loud,” Karen L. Hogan, Fear of Writing: This post will help and inspire any creative looking to put their work out into the world. Oh, and you get a peek at a steamy love affair the author had in Paris!
- “Dare To Be Different… Dare To Be You?” Kath Roberts, Alchemy 4 the Soul: This essay encourages the reader to embrace his or her own uniqueness. I like this line: “Push past those self limiting beliefs.”
- “Accentuate the Positive: Hope and the Inspiring Writer,” L.J. Cohen, Writer Unboxed: Lessons on remaining inspired. To quote the writer: “As a yet-to-be-published writer, I have learned the necessity of keeping hope alive.”
- “Revolutionary Finding — The Brain Can Change Itself,” Michael Apollo, Toronto Body Mind: So old dogs can now be taught new tricks. Very helpful for those focused on self-improvement, but I didn’t see anything in here about how to change the brain patterns of those who annoy me!
- “What I Keep Learning from other Artists and Writers,” Ken, Mildly Creative: On the importance of persistence.
- “10 Reasons Play Can Make You Healthy, Happy and More Productive,” Nancy Shute, U.S. News & World Report: Bottom line, even grown-ups need to play to fire their imaginations.
- “Strategic Planning Doesn’t Have to Kill Creativity,” Mike Brown, Brainzooming: Ways not to sit in a conference room all day brainstorming on what song would be your company’s theme song. (Don’t say “Take This Job and Shove It”!)
- “6 Things Readers Want from Your Author Website,” Thomas Umstattd, Author Tech Tips: One is pointing visitors to your competition (so to speak) by recommending books.
- “40 Great Ways to Promote Your Book,” Melissa, Write 2 Market: I’m not sure about No. 40, “Buy a few hundred copies of your book and leave them in public restrooms.” I think I’d prefer, say hotel lobbies or restaurant waiting areas.
- “As I See It: Top 10 Reasons to Publish with a Small Press,” Karen Jones Gowen, Coming Down the Mountain: Bottom line for her? It’s about the connection and caring she experiences.
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