This week’s Twitter crop of #writing angst

It took me a long time to come to terms with Twitter’s weird blend of watercooler/cocktail party/retail culture. But now I find it to be a fairly useful source of #writing tips and news. Here’s what I found most helpful this week.

A Couple of Writing Tidbits

Tweet 1In Kate Krake’s world, if you can write, write. If you can’t, plan. It’s all good.
I’ve always considered the sessions I spend planning, editing, or brainstorming future projects to be fairly blatant procrastination. A slightly higher, potentially more on target form than the kind of procrastination that involves me tackling our six-foot high laundry pile, but procrastination nonetheless. After all, it’s time spent doing something other than stringing words together on a page.

I plan, edit, or brainstorm on the days when I don’t feel up to putting even two words together, much less 200, or 2000. But Kate Krake makes a good argument for viewing those thinking marathons as time spent feeding my writing — not simply time taken away from it.

Tweet2 These all sound great, but you know what I really need? An app that will #FinishTheDamnBookAlready for me.

A Wee Bit of Encouragement

Tweet 3A Dash of Writerly Angst

Tweet4Been there. Doing that. This week in fact. #WritingSoulMates

And Finally, My Favorite Writing Tweet of the Week


Cross-posted to my new Storify page


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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