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I've been reading about Sudowrite here on Twitter. The name of the company sounded familiar, and I recalled that someone who worked for that company -- Amit Gupta -- used to be a "contributor" on (@CrittersDotOrg). (1/6)
I went back to look at my notes from my interactions with him, and made a rather unpleasant discovery: (2/6) ImageImage
I never gave Amit my consent for my work to be "fed" to Sudowrite. It certainly did not create any amusement on my side. At the time, I didn't realize what Sudowrite might have been doing. (Also, @CrittersDotOrg is an open and supportive environment.) (3/6).
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📢TEN TIPS to help you find your voice as a writer📢

1. Discovering your writing voice takes time and practice. Don't be afraid to experiment and try new things.

#writingtips #WritingCommunity #creativity
2. Read widely and often to find inspiration for your own writing style. Never copy someone else's style, but learn from other writers to figure out what you like.

#amreading #writingvoice #writerslife
3. Tailor your voice to what you're writing. A contemporary thriller written as ancient Greek sophist probably won't work. But there are no rules and you never know until you try...

#writingcommunity #creativity #voice
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How to Write a Book?

** Thread **
#booktwt #writerslife
You get inspired for a brief flash of time, then...
One draft. Coffee (or something stronger).


Rewrite the entire draft from scratch.
Coffee (or something stronger). Self-doubt.
Rewrite THAT draft.
Coffee (or something stronger). Self-doubt.
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Writers life; I was brought in on a troubled TV show (fired Showrunner) as consulting producer. Didn't do very much, good or bad. Then more internal troubles, not to do w/ me, & I was fired after 8 days. I'll be paid out my deal, which means something like $7000/day. Way I 1/5
Look at it, this makes up for those many stories I wrote for The Nation for like $500 each back when I was young journalist or the many short stories I published in lit journals for no money or $200 bucks. Maybe it all adds up as a writer, you're either earning 2/5
a nickel an hour or $1000 an hour. It's just that when you really need the money, the high paying gigs aren't there. They only show up when you don't really need it. But when you're broke, someone will definitely ask you for a piece and offer to pay nothing. My only wisdom: 3/5
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(1) A quick (unsolcited) #Thread about a mistake I see some new/unpublished/undiscovered talent make on social media: announcing and hyping projects that never get made. We know how exiciting it can be to find a "killer" idea and how thrilling it is to begin working on it. #write
(2) We writers often get ahead of ourselves, posting pages, paragraphs, story clips, partial artwork, screenshots, praise from family/friends/colleagues - all for unfinished and/or underdeveloped projects that clearly need more time to grow and become a "thing." #writerslife
(3) The scant validation we receive for this unfinished masterpiece spreads like a raging virus and overtakes the time and effort needed to get the project done. We begin to sell the IDEA of the project instead of turning the IDEA into a PRODUCT. I've seen this happen a lot.
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@dmuthuk @RBI @FinKrypt @Rishikesh_ADX @DividendGrowth Image
The banking sector, in India, has been under stress for several years now.

Both the NBFCs and banking institutions (predominantly, public sector banks) have seen substantial deterioration in their asset quality.

#banknifty #nifty50 #nifty #NASDAQ #writerslife #writing
Over the past two years, we have seen many well-known names within these sectors.

The latest in the series being is the 93-year old #LakshmiVilasBank

#StockMarket #stockstowatch #sharemarket #Zomato
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Have you ever heard of skim stoppers?
I know I didn't.

Since I've learned about them, they've improved my writing so much.

I bet you could benefit from using skim stoppers in your writing as well.

Let's get into it..
Nowadays, people don’t read online.

We’re either too busy, too bored, or too impatient.
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After quitting 3 jobs in less than 3 years, I think I might have
learned something in life.

In one of my recent stories, I share 8 crucial life lessons I could identify.

1 - Nobody is going to hand you something in life. You have to pursue the things you’re interested in.

You don’t have to do it on your own, but you have to do it yourself.
2 - Win or learn — as long as you learn from your mistakes, there’s no room for loss.
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Every era has its prisoners.

Ours, the children in poverty, like caged Canaries
and Coal Miners.

The news last week refreshed the betrayal of poverty hanging over the lives of so many.

Including my own memories from my early teens.


When I can’t place those inchoate feelings, I open my kitchen cupboards.

I witness some effects of hoarding tin cans like tiny soldiers.

Standing straight and facing forward.

A sigh of relief.

This story belongs to many.


Warping back to those bare walls in a soup kitchen, lifeless conversations, long stares and whispers.

It’s not homelessness, but it’s not comfortable living.

You live penny to penny with half-a-foot outside your door.


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1/ Launch check list.

Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone.

Thank you for getting word out & for your preorders for #FounderPuzzles

We crossed our first big milestone yesterday. 105 orders

A thread on the path for that journey, if you plan to follow it one day.
2/ Book launch check list.

Nov 2019 is when we first thought of shipping the book. It had been a work in progress for 4 years.

Prior book launches had taught me the importance of pre-orders.

Step one. Plan to open pre-orders a month before the book will be ready for launch
3/ Enough content to feed you for a month.

Opening up pre-orders isn't enough.

You have to create interest in the book and keep it out there for everyone to see.

Can't be same content shared again and again. Has to be fresh and relevant.

You also have to mix mediums.
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Read sad story last night about Dr. Bucci, 50 year old Phychology & Brain Sciences Dept. Chairman, at Dartmouth that committed #Suicide 11 months after a lawsuit was filed by graduate #students in his department. He
2/ was NOT accused of sexual misconduct, but named in the suit for knowing about the professors’ inappropriate behavior as the Chair.I share many of the same feelings he expressed to friends and colleagues in his emails before he took his own life like: the case was deeply
3/ personal; reputation had been damaged; physical health diminished; false portrayal of his actions; being blamed unfairly; allegations & process “unfair”; how can they ever undo what they did to me & #wronglyaccused. Similarly, how I had reported the #disability
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For this morning's THREAD, I present a challenge.

By the time this thread is over, you'll have a Twitter-sized pitch for whatever you're writing. And it'll be a good one.

Let's go #writers living a #writerslife as a member of the #WritingCommunity who are #amwriting
A pitch is a sharp singular presentation with one goal: to make the person receiving the pitch want more information.

It's not a summary.
It's not a ramble.

It's the start of a conversation that will lead to questions and reading and more talking.
A pitch is less about context (world-building) and more about the stakes of that context (the thing that's in danger/risked/a problem) and how the character is going to have to do something about it.
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THREAD: How can I create a better pitch while not also killing myself mentally, aka Pitching is tough, please help.

#ontheporch #writerscommunity #writerslife #amquerying #amwriting #writetip #iamaneditor #thisishowitworks
I think the first thing we have to cover today is that not everything you want to say about your story is going to fit or belongs in your pitch. Many things you think are critical to "understand" the story don't have to come into the pitch.
And this reveals the point of the pitch - not to understand the story (that's what reading the manuscript is for), but to become interesting in it, so that the pitch-audience says "I want more information, I will go check out this manuscript."
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I was thinking. There's probably a lot of #writers that really want to get involved in the #WritingCommunity , but maybe don't know how or feel a little lost. So I decided to create a little guide on Book Twitter to go over the basics for anyone who needs it! A thread.
Common writing age-group acronyms:
MG = Middle Grade
YA = Young Adult
NA = New Adult (you may see a little conflict over this topic, so be wary. To quickly summarize, it's an age group between YA and A that typically depicts people between 18 - 30)
A = Adult
Common writing terms:
Beta Reader = Someone who reads and gives you feedback on the early drafts of your story. They read bc they enjoy.
CP/Critique Partner = A partnership where you read their story and they read yours for feedback.
1st, 2nd (X)st draft = stages of editing
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Great tools on character relationships in this episode of @WritingExcuses.
From @howardtayler: 2 examples of power in character relationships are Personal Power and Position Power. Personal Pwr comes from charisma and social worth within the group. Position Power comes from the hierarchical structure of the organization. #writing #scifi
Inteteresting conflict arises when a character believes their Personal Pwr grants them Positional Pwr (the popular guy who acts like the boss). Or when a character believes their Positional Pwr grants them Personal Pwr (the boss that thinks she's everyone's friend) #writingadvice
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I think this morning's thread is a pretty good one. It's one of my favorite "it's important but boy oh boy do people freak out about it" topics.

This morning, I want to talk about "characterization"

#amwriting #ontheporch #amquerying #amrevising #writerslife
CHARACTERIZATION is a big word that carries a lot of weight conceptually, but often gets blown out of proportion when the panic starts.

What is it?

It's making a character feel like a person. Like you could relate to them or find them out in your world pretty easily.
Now if there's a reason why I'm making this sound like it's kinda straightforward, that's because it is kinda straightforward.

Let's dispense with the bullshit of "it's so hard" and go give you some practical tools for it.

Go get some paper and your character.
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#NaNoWriMo2017 struggles: Two days ago was a good writing day.
Yesterday was not a good day, but it felt like it could have been.
Now it is hard to find the resolve to get back in the fight.
I'm attached to the thrill of success,
but afraid of the dread of failure. #WritersLife
#WriteWhatYouKnow -- my first line this morning:
The world is cold, but the bed is warm. For the third time Lukas stretched with half an intention to get out of bed only to roll over and cuddle back into his blankets.
He could feel the familiar tendrils of depression reaching up into his brain tugging at his will, pulling him down. He though, just get up, you can do this. He felt better, yet his body didn’t respond.
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