Grow Your Audience – 8 Tricks Efficient Writers Use On Twitter

Very good advice and I would follow it closer if I didn’t have a preoccupation with playing around on Social Media…hehe.

Sacha Black

8 Tricks for Twitter
Time. That precious commodity no one has. Everything is about time. I bitch about time, ALL THE TIME! But it’s a misnomer. See, if I have time to shovel a chocolate bar… (fine two bars) in my gob, then I can find time to schedule tweets, finish that bloody book, and pin my posts to Pinterest.

I’ve already talked about choices, and the fact reaching goals is all about choice in my post a couple of weeks ago that talks about Setting Unrealistic Goals in Order to Achieve Unbelievable Outcomes.

Everyone knows Twitter is in the top 5 tools for boosting traffic, but scheduling tweets is another matter. I have tweets scheduled up to 6 months in advance. Yeah, really, and no, it’s not because I’m super organised. Once I write a post, I use a program to create template tweets and then schedule them for the next 6…

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Sometimes You just Gotta Say…

Here are a few wonderful expressions that I use when the BS gets to the Expulsion Point:

1) “Blow it out your ass.”

2) “Are you spreading awareness or just being a pain in the butt?”

3) “How did you get so good at being annoying? Did you take a class?”

4) “Pointing out a problem without a reasonable solution is simply bitching.”

5) “I’ll bet your keyboard really hates you most days.”

6) “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful. Hate me because I see through your crap and you don’t like it.”

Tongue in cheek, Guys, tongue in cheek. Well, and Monday. 😉

Character Development: Working for a Living

We are all shaped by our experiences and our fictional characters are no different. Unless you plan every character you ever write about to be independently wealthy, they’re going to need a way to pay the bills and put food on their tables. Yes, even the Fantasy guys.

Giving your characters occupations will open up a wide range of options in who they are and what kind of person they will be. For example:

1) Are they educated? If so, what level of education?

2) Do they like their job?

3) Does the job adequately meet their needs or do they have to struggle?

4) Is it just a job or is it their career?

5) How do they interact with their co-workers?

Obviously, the story will dictate what it needs, and these example questions are merely the tip of the iceberg, but it demonstrates the infinite directions you can go with this aspect of a character. I prefer to create characters that are independent in nature because I am independent by nature.

Giving your characters something to identify with is an important step in making them believable. Thanks for your time. 🙂