Wesley Fryer, Ph.D. (@wfryer)

Oklahoma City, OK

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @wfryer ever

September 21st, 2013

iPad Powered Digital Signage at @writesellwell @ Crossings Community Center instagram.com/p/eidA-vOgPw/

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writesellwell new post: Evaluation & Save the Date: Oct 24-25, 2014 goo.gl/uUiL1K

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“reading a bad novel can teach you even more (sometimes, as an author) than reading a good novel” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“plot is character in predicament” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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gr8 planning 4 fiction writers: How To Write A Novel Using The Snowflake Method j.mp/1f4MIwd by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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in fiction writing, your characters HAVE to follow a “character arc” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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@kellycroy thanks - it’s been gr8 :-) I’ve really enjoyed the eclectic participants at @writesellwell - next year it will be Oct 24-25, 2014

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@bengrey thanks Ben! I’ll create a @Storify from todayS @writesellwell conference & post it to my blog. Good tips here for writing Ts!

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recommended movie: World War Z j.mp/1aUBkOl by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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Fiction writers: Give strong characters a weak trait, & weak characters a strong trait by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell (add humanity)

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recommended movie: Here Comes the Boom (2012) j.mp/1f4IlkP by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“What draws U 2people? As you develop characters, they need to be people others want 2 spend time with” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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Writing activity: Point of view exercises: Write the same scene from different characters’ perspectives by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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Maintaining point of view is one of the hardest / most important things for fiction writers to master by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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in fiction, you have to be in 1 person’s point of view by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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@PrincipalJ Do you think I should setup a different Twitter account to share tweets from conferences? @kathyschrock does this

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@PrincipalJ I’ll create a @Storify of today’s tweets :-)

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“words are weapons, you should use them that way” [as a fiction author] by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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eBook2read: Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection j.mp/1aUzhtC by @EthanZ

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@kathyschrock just tried to reply to your DM but couldn’t… can you please follow me? :-)

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writesellwell @SuperChampDiary came to our OKC City conference today from Baton Rouge, Louisiana! Check out Diary of a Superchump goo.gl/UJ1uWr

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@SuperChampDiary gr8 to meet you today at @writesellwell - so glad you came up for the conference from Baton Rouge!

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James409Jason Carryover. Why it’s vital & why it’s being attacked goo.gl/M8uguU

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when you are trying to sell an idea in a novel, how your characters believe it / perceive it is KEY by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“what is interesting to your [novel] readers is how your characters perceive the world” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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in your novel, tie details to emotion, make scene elements multi-task for you (serve >1 purpose) by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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novel writing: always maintain outside turmoil in the world, & inside conflict (internal to character) by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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problem in novels: Have to get info in. Stein says: “Ideal is not to break the reader’s experience” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“narrative part of your story just as important as your immediate scene parts” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“What would your character NEVER say out loud? Have them say it” (will kickstart your story!) by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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novel readers care more about the “why’s” than the “what’s” of character behavior by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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film has influenced fiction writing in big ways, not always + -Authors become directors > narrators by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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I am getting inspired by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell to think about trying some fiction writing… not right away, but eventually…

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make every scene in your novel ‘multi-task’ - make tools work hard for you by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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every scene in your book must have a purpose (think of scenes as mini-books, same structure) by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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@teacher24_70 I think the restore via iTunes is the only way to install 6.0 - over air doesn’t work…

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first novel draft: have fun, let it be, just write it - don’t seek perfection at first! by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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Know that your first novel draft will be very MESSY. Don’t self edit, just WRITE. You can edit later! by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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@jamesscottbell yes she does! So invigorating to learn with @ReneGutteridge today at @writesellwell in Oklahoma City :-)

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“If you’re writing a romance novel, main characters better get together or you’ll have upset readers!” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“your 1st chapter sells your book, your last chapter sells your next book” - Mickey Spillane via @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“what is your ADHESIVE keeping the story rolling on to the end?” quoting @jamesscottbell via @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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gr8 recommended books on fiction writing by @jamesscottbell j.mp/1aUro7m via @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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you can add characters too, you don’t just have to kill them off to add unexpected action by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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philshapiro The Maker Movement Manifesto | Rock Hill Herald Online heraldonline.com/2013/09/21/523… via @twitterapi

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treat your reader as if you’re on a date: trickle in info, don’t give away too much at once by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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when you have to give info in a novel, but sure you immerse it in ACTION by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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tip for making a page turner: rule “get in late, get our early” for scenes (this makes a tight scene) by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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if your novel is getting boring in the middle, have something BIG happen - kill off a character! by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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recommended email group for Christian writers via Greg Johnson @WordServeLit: TheWritersView j.mp/1f4qWZq @writesellwell

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“remember you have to keep your reader immersed & curious” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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stakes for your characters should become higher in the 2nd act / middle by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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novel’s middle = hardest part to write, 95% of novels fizzle out here (“sagging middle” per @DonMaass via @ReneGutteridge @writesellwell

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as a fiction writer remember: CONFLICT, CONFLICT, CONFLICT! by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell (“Can you make it worse?!”)

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act 1: introduce a problem - remember CONFLICT drives story! by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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before writing a backstory, make sure readers care enough about your main character to follow them… by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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writing fiction is difficult: R 400 books on how to write fiction & many recommend different rules by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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use prologue as mystery device at the start, give partial info: enough that reader wants to learn more by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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at start of your novel, you can show the most interesting characteristics of your main character by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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gr8 way to start a novel: jump right into the action like @JoelCRosenberg does by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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@LProbus have you considered self-publishing?

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“people care about people, you read books becasue you care about the characters” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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remember you want to hook your readers at least in the first four pages by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell (opening sentence is gr8 2)

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you want your readers to fall in love with your characters in the “1st act” of your novel by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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your character (& reader) have to be motivated to get to the 2nd act of your book by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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1st act of a novel is easiest to write (generally) fun too, sets tone by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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3 act formula for fiction structure: beginning, middle & end by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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3 fiction components: description (imagery), narrative summary (narrate offstage events) & immediate scene by @ReneGutteridge @writesellwell

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Alfred Hitchcock quotation: “A good story is life with all the dull parts taken out” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“As an author I pay attention to the idea that lingers, the idea I wake up in the morning thinking about” @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“If it is ordinary, as an author I have to ask how I can make it extraordinary” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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craft writing: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life j.mp/1aUnN9q by @ANNELAMOTT via @ReneGutteridge @writesellwell

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“The Help is one of the best books I’ve ever read” j.mp/1f4lzcJ by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“remember you are creating characters you want people to spend 2 weeks with, you can’t be timid or PC!” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“stories are about conflict: bear your soul & the soul of your characters” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“your job as a fiction writer = inflict as much sorrow, conflict, & hardship as possible on characters” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“b/c intended results are so different, the mindsets for writing fiction & non-fiction are different” @ReneGutteridge quoting @DonMaass

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“fiction evokes emotion, non-fiction shares information” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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“theme is not #1, story is #1. story holds up everything else in a novel” by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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gr8 on writing: “The Fire in Fiction” & “Writing the Breakout Novel” j.mp/1aUmZ4t @DonMaass via @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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Stein on Writing is a good craft writing booking j.mp/1f4kd1A by @ReneGutteridge at @writesellwell

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iReading: It’s not just a tool j.mp/1f4asAu by @shareski

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“remember rejection is redirection” (for book proposals) by Cheri Fuller at @writesellwell

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Inspirational stories about writing by @authordebraney at @writesellwell @ Crossings Community Center instagram.com/p/eiEzAeOgL3/

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very, VERY compelling story by @authordebraney about her experiences publishing her 1st book at @writesellwell

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Books on display by @authordebraney @ Crossings Community Center instagram.com/p/eiDPg6OgI_/

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best advice for aspiring writers: Read LOTS of the kind of books you love & want to write! - @authordebraney at @writesellwell

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[VIDEO] CIS Fair Use Legal Experts Answer Fair Use Questions - Stanford Center for Internet and Society j.mp/1aUbVEs (May 2011)

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@teacher24_70 I hadn’t even realized I could plug my AppleTV into USB! The 1st time it failed, but 2nd restore was successful

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@LProbus There are definitely stories “out there” about authors receiving 50, 75 rejections and still persisting… @writesellwell

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@CatherineNovak yes, I’m thinking “felt need” encompasses “inspiration” for Greg :-) I’m following you now!

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@PrincipalJ so glad! It’s gr8 to hear from book agents & traditionally published authors too today :-) You working on a book yet?!

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now hearing luncheon keynote by @authordebraney today @writesellwell - Inspiring!

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@Emceeone so glad to meet & connect with you today at @writesellwell - Let me know if I can help you with your writing project - Go for it!

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WordServeLit Seven No Nonsense Book Launch Tips for Broke Authors fb.me/1XUTq7AAz

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I have proposal templates and can send them to you for fiction and non-fiction - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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I need people who can write 1 book per year as career authors. After you write your first, start another! - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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Be persistent, you have to continue after receiving MANY rejections - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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If you can come with an endoresement from anyone in my agency, that’s a big plus - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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Just 1 page on the pitch letter, who are you and what is your book (paint the picture) w/ 1 doc or PDF - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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As an author, find out who you want to be when you grow up (pick your genre) & then I can help you - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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Your pitch letter has to be your best writing, there are entire books on this. I get 100 pitches per week - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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As an agent, when you submit to me exclusively & give me 45 days, that is a good motivator for me - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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when approaching an agent, get them to WOW. Tell them what you ARE doing now, not what you will do - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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serve people for free with your blog. Publishers are looking for authors w at least 1000 blog followers - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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If U have a social media following & history/sales with publishing, an agent can & probably will help you - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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The Shack sold 1 million self-published, 18 million with a publisher. Distribution is your destiny. - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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Publishing is a partnership: Publishers edit, package, print & distribute. They don’t typically MARKET! - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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0.8 seconds is all people typically spend looking at the cover/spine of your book - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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market & “felt need” are identified right on the spine of the book in every airport bookstore - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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5 reasons people buy books: Reference, entertainment, gifts, decorations, & “felt need” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“80 of our authors write on our blog: WordServe Water Cooler” j.mp/1aU7Q39 - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“Have a reader in mind when you write your book, be able to tell a word picture of your audience” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“If bookstore owners don’t know where to stock your book, they can’t sell it & neither will you” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“Select a genre that defines you. Don’t try be hybrid-genre. Those don’t work, B&N needs to recognize it!” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“Be focused on your career, as a career author. Author’s best works often happen in their 10th book.” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“Hook me as your reader right away, don’t make me wait till halfway through the book!” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“If you’ve already paid for someone to edit your book, that’s impressive to a prospective agent” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“Lots of eyeballs win the day. Have lots of people you know read your book & give you feedback!” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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Read several books on Internet marketing for your book - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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slides for my @writesellwell breakout session today: eBook Self-Publishing with Amazon, Createspace & iTunes Producer j.mp/1f3W5fJ

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Have you read at least 5 books on writing? At least 25 books in your genre? You need to as a writer! - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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critique groups, writer’s conferences, meeting with published authors - all great things to do as a writer - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“How many rejections? If you’ve had 15 different agents say no, then it’s time to do something else.” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“Make a checklist before you get discouraged. Remember you are going to have to re-write a LOT.” - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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“as a writer you need to set goals. Success for me will be…” (fill in the blank) - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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learning abt Operation First Novel by Christian Writers Guild via @riverbendsagas at @writesellwell j.mp/1aTSs6O (he won in 2008!)

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“The art of writing is re-writing” @riverbendsagas at @writesellwell

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“You will never find the time to write. Like Jack London, you have to go after your writing with a club!” @riverbendsagas at @writesellwell

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“aspirations should be in line with your life priorities” (family time!) - Greg Johnson at @writesellwell

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Greg Johnson kicking off @writesellwell this morning! goo.gl/ZO7wNM @ Crossings Community Center instagram.com/p/ehqq8wugIa/

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iReading: The big short – why Amazon’s Kindle Singles are the futurj.mp/1aSTP5KMM b@guardianarn

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iReading: Apple CEO Tim Cook joins Twitter, waxes on visiting Apple Stores today (Fri) j.mp/18gWeGZ

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iReading: iOS 7 after a couple of days j.mp/15dK8Ky by @TUAW

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