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Writer, book editor, former SUCCESS magazine editor, entrepreneur, wife, boy mom, and cat person.

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Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. ~Benjamin Franklin #amwritingI type so freaking fast. Unless you’re watching me. Or listening to me. Or timing me. #amwriting
Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein #amwritingI fully understand the urge to lay out all your backstory on the first page. KILL THAT URGE WITH FIRE. #nestslush
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Retweeted by Amy AndersonWhen everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." –Henry Ford #DailyMojo
Retweeted by Amy AndersonSomething about holding my fingertips over ASDF and JKL; makes the ideas flow. #amwriting“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, & on the good writing days nothing else matters.”- @neilhimself #amwriting
[In the car with a 3YO] What are those trucks? Where are the dinosaurs? Do slugs have arms? Do worms poop? Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ~Robert Frost #poetry
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there. ~Edwin Louis Cole #amqueryingOur latest post features @MKTodAuthor dispensing great advice on how to research a historical novel: http://t.co/HYKknvRAhr
Retweeted by Amy AndersonSending prayers and best wishes for a successful mission to @StationCDRKelly as you begin your year in space. Waving from Texas!
An Open Letter To @matthaig1 http://t.co/Az7Qqwflod
Retweeted by Amy AndersonAs editor of @DarrenHardy’s The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and a biz owner, I highly recommend #JoinTheRide http://t.co/dsKMX0jwJb“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso http://t.co/emuMp26hnB"Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and no fail, there's only make." -John Cage #AmWriting http://t.co/YH1RO00NM2
Retweeted by Amy AndersonMT via @Leslie_A_Bard Writers~Using Dirty Fighting To Escalate Tension In Your Story http://t.co/uo6hRKXwVg #writetipPeople who follow you, engage with you a ton for a few days, until you follow them back. Then they unfollow you. Yuck.Girl gets short haircut. It's unrelated to any emotional trauma #VeryRealisticYA
Retweeted by Amy AndersonGirl loses her memory. Gets home schooled. End of story. #VeryRealisticYAGirl meets handsome prince. And by "meets" I mean she hugs his pic on a tabloid in the checkout line. #VeryRealisticYA
Look for the one sentence that holds the energy and start your essay there. -- great advice from @WendyCOrtiz on revising. #BinderCon
Retweeted by Amy AndersonFrancesca tells us to find the "you-shaped" hole in the world and then to fill it. #BinderCon
Retweeted by Amy Anderson'To be a writer you need a thick skin.' True. But the bummer is that to write in the first place it helps to be a hypersensitive wreck.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonIn my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space. ~William S. Burroughs #amwriting@SelenaBlake Yes to both. Loved the former. The latter...meh.When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. ~Samuel Lover #amwritingEver wondered why we call it a murder of crows? A smack of ...jellyfish???? http://t.co/U6lFpl9pvX #amwriting #history
Retweeted by Amy AndersonRemember: “Show the readers everything, tell them nothing.” ~Hemingway http://t.co/NZ1Th5KP8T
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*stares into the abyss* *abyss blushes & giggles*
Retweeted by Amy AndersonOn the count of 3, whether you feel like it or not, let a little smile out. It'll feel good. Promise. Ready? 1 2 3
Retweeted by Amy AndersonAmazing how fast a new book forms itself in my mind when I don’t have time to write it yet. #writerslife"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Goethe #amwriting“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot #amwriting http://t.co/J21bkaT3Ya[in hot air ballon and notices another ballon headed right for me] "nooooo[four minutes later]oooooo" *boing*
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ME: Let’s make a gift for your teacher. 3YO: I want to make her a box. With pancakes inside.Writing good fiction is like dreaming of flying. It doesn’t last long, but I can’t wait to take off again. #amwriting #inthezone
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing. ~Kingsley Amis #amwritingI'm with ya on the research @ELJohnson888. Agent queries. Fortunately I'm a sucker for a nice spreadsheet.Writing from the beginning and plotting from the end supports both your logic and your imagination.... http://t.co/YWMkkudpIl
Retweeted by Amy AndersonHang in the there, girl. The only writers who don't get published are the ones who quit. We're all in it together. @ELJohnson888"When there's no enemy within; the enemies outside can't hurt you"- #African_proverb
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI don't know who this guy is, but he deserves to be a Twitter legend. #HeForShe #UncleOfTheYear #Respect http://t.co/ni26fNCe4l
Retweeted by Amy AndersonSubstitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it & the #writing will be as it should be. #MarkTwainMade an edit I got so excited about that I gave myself a high five. Think it’s time to leave the house. #amediting #amwriting
Today's PSA-- do you know that the more a book is reviewed on Amazon, the more Amazon promotes it?
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener #amwritingWriting is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else. ~Gloria Steinem #amwriting
Saw this and love it... #writer http://t.co/smk4bv6NNa
Retweeted by Amy AndersonThe voices in my head have been very quiet today. I'm worried they might be plotting something.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonOn the blog: I interview Lana Wood Johnson as part of my Querying Authors series: http://t.co/5HtRDTrpCg #QueryingAuthor @muliebris
Retweeted by Amy Anderson3-YEAR-OLD: I found a jelly bean. It was brown. I ate it. It was a coffee jelly bean...@SienaMilia Back at ya! Love your travel pics..@nosystranger I now have over a million folders, all made of costly silks, each one hand-gilded by artisans in Paris. #JK
Retweeted by Amy Anderson.@Coffee_Is_love I really minded about the folder, because I had almost no money and had to buy another one.
Retweeted by Amy Anderson.@Coffee_Is_love The first agent I ever queried sent back a slip saying 'My list is full. The folder you sent wouldn't fit in the envelope.'
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@LeadLibrarian looks goodLove the RTs!! @RoseMontague @KL_Phelps @LynHornerAuthor @JonJimMiller @AmyAwrites Thanks, guys :)
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI don't think writers are as afraid of being read and criticized as they are of not being read at all. What writers fear most is silence.
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Jo March who taught me that being the smart one was OK and that writing novels was a realistic career goal. #womeninfiction
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@keira_writes Episkey! Nope. Sorry, I tried. Must be the twitters.Eowyn from LOTR because no living man could do what she did and all for love. #womeninfiction@muliebris and that muffins are the cure!Marian Keyes for making me do the ugly laugh-cry, every, single, time. #womeninfictionJane Austen for wielding subtlety like a weapon. #womeninfictionAmy Tan for telling the truth about mothers and daughters. #womeninfiction
@keira_writes So annoying, so necessary.I used to light a cigarette every time I wrote. Then I quit smoking. Now I just eat. Don’t judge me. #amwriting #stresseating
Russian computer: "Enter password" Me: "Beef stew" Russian computer: "Password not stroganoff"
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI want a rest from writing but I can visualise the characters of my next novel standing in a line huffing and puffing checking their watches
Retweeted by Amy AndersonSmacking my hands over my eyes and dragging my fingers down my face. #amwritingEasy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne #amwriting #ameditingYou don't start out writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff. ~Octavia Butler #amwriting #ameditingThank heaven for cats in laps on bad writing days. #amwriting #catpersonPRIEST: In the beginning there was the word ME: capsicum P: no M: tumescent gerund caliphate P: stop trying to guess the word M: maelstrom
Retweeted by Amy Anderson[spins in chair] AH MR. BOND, I'VE BEEN [chair spins too far and I have to wait for it to go around again] EXPECTING YOU
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WHEN CATS ARE SAD Bartender: What'll ya have? Cat: Shot of rum. [Bartender pours it] [Cat slowly pushes it off the bar] Cat: Another.
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@drewscottwriter Back at ya, Drew!“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero #amreading http://t.co/gIseg5y5TTThis is me after Harry Potter 6. Or pretty much any book by ol #GeorgeRRMartin. #amreading #amwriting #hungry http://t.co/aXWApTa3Cw
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@khariscourtney So glad to hear that. The camaraderie, not your crying ha!Is it weird that I cried when I finished my latest WIP? Geez. It’s like my baby. #amwriting #writerslifeDon’t judge it. Just write it. Don’t judge it. It’s not for you to judge it. PHILIP ROTH #amwriting #writing http://t.co/DxXRtKpimy
Retweeted by Amy AndersonWhether you ever get it published or not, a book is a rare triumph. All the detail, hours, edits. Be proud. #amwriting #writerslife
Honored to have been the editor of @DarrenHardy’s The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster. Biz success http://t.co/9zmQZxcT4c #JoinTheRideWatch six top male sci-fi authors discuss female writers who've inspired them: http://t.co/v2dmuoNzUK #HeForShe via @openroadmedia @good
Retweeted by Amy AndersonMy wife: "The only thing worse than when you're writing the book is when you're not writing the book." #NoArgument
Retweeted by Amy Andersontell yourself everyone has a crush on you that way no matter how people behave, you're just like awwwwww
Retweeted by Amy AndersonThe story I #amwriting exists in absolutely perfect fashion someplace in the air. All I must do is find it & copy it. ~Jules RenardWord searching. Ugh. 350 pgs of “some” makes me wanna stab someone with something somewhere. #amediting #wordcount@impatientwriter Ha! Well, yes, that's another way to go.
"Fall seven times and stand up eight." ~ Japanese proverb #amquerying http://t.co/3m8vb41kES@butterfli820 @haleshannon Love it!I don't like to write, but I love to have written. ~Michael Kanin #amwriting #ameditingI don’t save rejection letters. It’s much easier to pretend they never happened that way. #amquerying
@TaranMatharu1 Just pre ordered Summoner. Looking forward to it.If you know what you are going to write when you're writing a #poem, it's going to be average. ~Derek Walcott #amwriting"The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people." ~ Graham Greene #amwriting #research http://t.co/Ofp0AnQ8Ex
[3YO jumping] Patios! Patios! Everybody get a patio! Let’s go to the patio! [stops jumping] Mom, what’s a patio? #boymom
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