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Writer, book editor, former SUCCESS magazine editor, entrepreneur, wife, #boymom, and #catperson.

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The profession of book #writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business. #JohnSteinbeck #authors@AmyAwrites and that's why you rock!
Retweeted by Amy Anderson#Plot threads on a spreadsheet satisfy my need for order in the chaos that is editing my WIP. #amediting #amwritingThanks and big hugs on your book release day @DARRENHARDY
Book release! I edited @DarrenHardy's The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster​. Changed my game. #entrepreneur #JoinTheRide http://t.co/fDmOhg01OVI believe this wholeheartedly and cling to it on the bad days: "You fail only if you stop writing." #RayBradbury #amwriting"It's failure that gives you the proper perspective on success." – Ellen DeGeneres
Retweeted by Amy AndersonStart by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible & suddenly you are doing the impossible. ~Francis of Assissi #amwriting #dailyhabit@resolutewriter It's an excellent book. I highly recommend @the_artists_way@resolutewriter I do Julia Cameron's morning pages now and then. Similar. @the_artists_wayAstrid Lindgren, just like the heroic little girl she wrote about: Pippi Longstocking. http://t.co/ISgSIDuIVn
Retweeted by Amy AndersonWhen I edit, I hit a stage where I must eat popcorn. No really it’s medical. Look it up. #amediting #amwriting #stresseating
Writing is a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone. ~@AmyTan #amwriting #authors“@Chrisnova10: If Leonard could say something to all of us--right here, right now, what would he say? #LeonardNimoy” Don't smoke!
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI don't always agree with your politics #Texas, but I sure love your people. Happy #TexasIndependenceDay #nativetexan http://t.co/MXv7SD8Zri
I'm writing a book. I've got the page numbers done. ~Steven Wright #amwriting #authors@TheHugFairy Aww, thanks!MY SON: I want a hug, Mommy! ME: Aww. [Hug] Did you just wipe your nose on my sweatshirt? MY SON: Hee-hee. #boymom #ick #momlifeReading my WIP out loud is like reading with an entirely new set of eyes. A far less clumsy set of eyes. #amediting #amwriting
#Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. #Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~Scott Adams #amwriting #ameditingI learned never to empty the well of #writing, but stop when there was still something there & let it refill at night. ~#ErnestHemingwayI was honored to be editor of The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by @DarrenHardy. Pre-order now and #JoinTheRide http://t.co/SPWHnrzFSk
I like number 6: Small Happy Dots! 2015 #bookcover #design #trends http://t.co/6Yt5d8dS2vTwo books are writing themselves in my head while I edit my WIP. Barely room for my actual life up there. #amwriting #writerslifeWord search for “some” = long, dark tunnel to oh-ye-gads-why-was-I-not-more-specific-the-first-time?! #amediting #writetip@loriamay I thought I was the only one!
Outstanding advice from my agent that everyone can use: "Shut up and write the f@$#ing book." #amwriting #motivated
Retweeted by Amy AndersonIf I'm having trouble with the #novel I #amwriting, I write something else, a #poem or a #shortstory. ~Jess Walter #writersblockWhatever you THINK you know, THIS is why the internet exists. For this. https://t.co/jRLP794SLN Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal
Retweeted by Amy AndersonItsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Fascinator #MakeASongBritish #vogue http://t.co/9Jf3g0tqyG http://t.co/AmmTBIlP07@MGWVhaiku Good one. Amazing how much filler can be cut.“You live but once; you might as well be amusing” - Coco Chanel.
Retweeted by Amy Anderson#HappinessIs finding way fewer "started to/began to" in my first drafts lately. #progressnotperfection #amwriting
Taking away concentrates what's left. ~Tracy Chevalier via @AdviceToWriters #ameditingIt’s okay to ask for help when you’re stumped; sometimes you really can’t be expected to handle everything alone. http://t.co/A40k2TKkZn
Retweeted by Amy AndersonThe image in my mirror is not optimistic, but the result of optimal behavior. #RayBradbury #amwriting #dailyhabit@laallbright Mine tried to make a snow angel on the ice Monday. He just slid along the surface with his arms flapping. :)Dusting of #SnowInDallas. http://t.co/no7fkThjZD@laallbright Happy #snowday!“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you” - David Foster Wallace.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonSo comforting. #VirginiaWoolf on Writing and Self-Doubt via @BrainPickings http://t.co/JCObB2vOrH #amwriting #amediting
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver #QOTD #amwritingFrom book covers to writerly music, check out the Writer's Toolbox: http://t.co/h28qVVCDnG #amwriting #authors http://t.co/fvOd90tzCK
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI have an annoying tendency to fall for the villain. #WhyIdMakeABadSuperhero #plotRecipe for the upbringing of a poet: as much neurosis as the child can bear. W.H. AUDEN #amwriting #poetry #writing
Retweeted by Amy AndersonBut Not to Spelling... http://t.co/QPy5ahr4ZQ
Retweeted by Amy AndersonGirls Reading Comics, Minnesota, 1946 : Crime Does Not Pay #44 (girl at right); Future World #1 (at left) ... http://t.co/wJL0lYktPX
Retweeted by Amy AndersonWorking on these darn thought verbs as we tweet. http://t.co/vLu6IHTqF8 #amediting #wordcountChinese #LOTR has stained glass inspired #illustrations. Gee-OR-gous! http://t.co/lH9BPbk23N #books http://t.co/ZCAuq4NjxIEvery day of my life I've worked only for myself and for the joy that comes from #writing and creating. #RayBradburyI don't believe in #writersblock. Usually my #innereditor just needs to shut the hell up. #amwriting #writetip@loriamay Thanks for the query encouragement!
You can't build a #plot out of jokes. You need tragic relief. ~Terry Pratchett #amwriting@HRNorrod Definitely weird. #elves
@HRNorrod I think that happens when someone comments then turns around and deletes their comment...?Henry Miller’s 12 Commandments for #Writers. Wish I could master number 3. http://t.co/aD9198prcV via @AdviceToWriters #writetip"Selexyz Dominicanen" bookstore - Maastricht - the Netherlands. Photo: Bert Kaufmann http://t.co/jLfjxAc8Gp
Retweeted by Amy AndersonJob of your voice is not to seduce, flatter, make well-shaped sentences [but] the contents of your mind, your heart, your soul. ~Meg Rosoff
Your #writing voice is the deepest possible reflection of who you are. ~Meg Rosoff #amwritingWhy you're getting rejected. This is older but still applies. http://t.co/DqsJa8HgYi #writerprobs #writingtips #amwriting #writers
Retweeted by Amy AndersonBeing a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet. ANONYMOUS #amwriting #writing
Retweeted by Amy AndersonDare to tell the smallest of stories If you want to generate large emotions. WILLIAM ZINSSER #amwriting #writing http://t.co/ddmkvRt2VE
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Cheers to my diligent assistant #editor on #LoveYourPetDay #cats #writerslife http://t.co/3ZQ2G5WQynOkay, #Twitterverse, wish me luck pls! Monday queries start with a trimmed and tightened #novel. #amediting #writegoal#Scifi is any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet...and nothing will ever be the same again. ~Ray Bradbury #amwritingFind out what @Kaylee_Davis_ wants to see in your first 5 pages here: http://t.co/jWRcYQoaMI #writetip, #pubtip, #querytip
Retweeted by Amy AndersonLost Sherlock Holmes story discovered in man's attic | Telegraph http://t.co/86bxAzjmJx
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When #writing a novel a #writer should create living people; people not #characters. A character is a caricature. ~Ernest Hemingway
#Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. ~Isaac Asimov #amwritingPurgatory: Souls trapped in water, fire... and being rescued by Angels Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry, 15th c http://t.co/yo6tabbb61
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“Science fiction deals with improbable possibilities, fantasy with plausible impossibilities.” - Miriam Allen de Ford #scifi
Retweeted by Amy AndersonE.P. The Extra Pancake #RuinAMovieWithPancakeCaptain America: The Winter Pancake #RuinAMovieWithPancakeThe Maltese Flapjack #RuinAMovieWithPancake#Writing for business is fun...until it gets in the way of the business of writing. #Novel...what novel? #bringinghomethebaconAll good #writing is swimming under water and holding your breath. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald #amwriting
...gradually you get better at it. That's why I say one of the most valuable traits is persistence. ~Octavia Butler #amwriting
You don't start out #writing good stuff. You start out writing crap and thinking it's good stuff... ~Octavia Butler #amediting“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle "Aristotle" by Francesco Hayez. http://t.co/QFfwPlJQeX
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@TheresaMCole Thanks so much for the star! Materials on their way shortly. Squee!The art of #writing is the art of discovering what you believe. ~Gustave Flaubert #amwritingFor me, #writing is a love-hate relationship. ~Larry Wall #amediting Happy Valentine's Day!Thank you @HRNorrod for a fun first #adpit! Thanks also to all the agents and editors who read and to fellow writers for the RT love ♡Writing Prompt 1. Think of a boring story 2. Write it anyway out of hubris 3. Become bitter when no one wants to read it 4. Blame humanity
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Amanda can’t hide much in her strip club hostess bustier - except wings, super strength, and a crush on the enemy.#adpit2 years after rejection L.M. Montgomery takes it out of a hat box & resubmits. #AnneofGreenGables sells 50 million. | #LiteraryRejections
Retweeted by Amy AndersonHer wings are out of control, her guide is a hardass, & her charge is preg with her boyfriend’s baby. DITL of stripper-turned-angel. #adpitWhen Rachel discovers her mental illness is really caused by a demon she was born with, she pays a visit to mommy's asylum. #adpit #NA #FAN
Retweeted by Amy Andersonalso- my non-writer friends who have no idea about #adpit- please feel free to mute me for the day- unless you wanna be a doll and RT for me
Retweeted by Amy AndersonTallulah only wants a normal life. Impossible when your backwoods family has powers like a bunch of redneck x-men. #adpit #Fan #Con #NA
Retweeted by Amy AndersonShades prey on lovelorn mortals. When they come for Laska, she has only one hope: the girl whose heart she's just broken. #AdPit #LGBT #NA
Retweeted by Amy AndersonA second life, a pair of wings, and a strip club hostess gig. Now that’s what I call Touched by an Angel. #adpit #NA#adpit Daniella's bday present=orange jumpsuit. She'll need the help of the detective she groped or spend a lifetime of bdays in jail #RS #A
Retweeted by Amy AndersonGlued to my first #adpit - so fun! Wishing everyone lots of stars!LOVE, ACTUALLY + magical realism = the day gravity weakens, told through interconnected characters and their "lighter" struggles. #adpit #lf
Retweeted by Amy Anderson#AdPit #EF A demon wants her dead. A war that will destroy her people looms and Kaelyn needs an ally. She gets a senile wizard instead.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonTrans-dimensional loan sharks grant inhuman abilities at a price, and a phobia-ridden lieutenant must intervene to save his friend. #Adpit
Retweeted by Amy AndersonA Texan Stephanie Plum who’d rather ride solo must trust her booty to a pirate to reclaim an Irish treasure—and her good name. #CR #AdPit
Retweeted by Amy AndersonTo redeem her father's rep in the art world a shy curator teams up with a sexy sculptor to pull off a museum heist. #AdPit #controm
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@In_Invisibleink @KatherineFleet @Jaymee_bennett @michellehazen Thanks for the RT!
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