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

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Spent part of MothersDay huddled with all our couch cushions in the bathroom and our cat in the sink. #tornado"The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention." – O'Connor http://t.co/jAJJw5rxYn
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5/10
2015
Hugs to all you writers and thinkers and gamers and creative tweeps, and lonely peeps and happy ones. I'm thinking about you guys today. :)
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5/9
2015
You think writing is hard? Try purring and looking annoyed at the same time. Amateur. #WhatCatsSayToWriters
5/6
2015
@laurenorbison I think I have two pics from 2011 on mine, and I can't even remember my handle. You're way ahead of me.@laurenorbison I'll check it out!@laurenorbison what's your instagram?I don't just save my work, I freeze it in Carbonite. #StarWarsDay #amwriting http://t.co/DjXAitl47Y http://t.co/4DqtJTBWljGreat writing is not perfect; it's real. It bleeds and leaves a trace #WritersGuide2Persistence #writelife #bebold
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5/5
2015
.@laurenorbison My cat believes I'm his royal seat tester. 'Good? Okay, get up, let's see.'May the 4th be with you. #StarWarsDay http://t.co/tOVJfcuU8NGlenn Strange Ann Blyth meet on the Universal lot,1948 http://t.co/h3URqXQ9ap
Retweeted by Amy AndersonAs a new kid in catholic school I didn't know what people said to the priest when he handed them the wafer so I said "those look delicious"
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5/4
2015
Boymom Word of the Day: skwonk. As in, "There are a lot of alligators and mosquitoes in the skwonks of Louisiana."Started a new hashtag 4/29 - let's see how it goes. #WhatCatsSayToWriters
5/3
2015
Whenever people mention Harry Potter in a group situation people always turn and look at me because I'm 'the Harry Potter one'
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4/30
2015
@paintandwords Yowza, 10 hours?! Where was that trip?Stop writing, and pet me. Pet me. Pet me. Pet me. Pet me. Pet me. Pet me. Ahhhh...Ugh. Don't touch me. #WhatCatsSayToWritersNo, you may not take a break. Your lap is more comfortable when your legs are numb. #WhatCatsSayToWritersAh, the sweet silence of writer's block. #WhatCatsSayToWriters
4/29
2015
It's 10:30 AM on a Sunday. My neighbor's gone hiking, vacuumed her car, and weeded her yard. I might put the butter back in the fridge.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonHow to be a writer: 1. Read a really awesome book 2. Wish you could write something that fantastic 3. Stare at the screen for an hour 4. Cry
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4/26
2015
Yes! @AcaciaJules season 5 drove me away for sure. Eric Stoltz storyline wrecked me too. https://t.co/ZfH7VtPLxw@AcaciaJules I know, right?I've never been so glad I gave up and stopped watching a show five years ago. #GreysAnatomy
4/24
2015
#EarthObservations Window on the world. Studying our planet from the cupola on @space_station #NoPlaceLikeHome http://t.co/n4ZsOXl5pr
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4/22
2015
@RachaelRitchey Sadly, no. Excellent goal though for the book stalagmites in my office...Writing tip: if you know a writer who is a 'little glum' check out cheese situation in fridge. Cheese cures most creative problems #writers
Retweeted by Amy AndersonPREACH! #adviceoftheday #inspirationalquotes https://t.co/Uwq48R3LeC
Retweeted by Amy AndersonIf you feel like giving up, just wait. Tomorrow you’ll fall in love with your story again and none of it will matter. #amwriting
4/21
2015
This is what I get for not writing Norse fantasy. Can't actually just call everything Thingy.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. ~Chuck Swindol #writerslifeICYMI: Love @OrphanBlack? Here are five YA reads you'll love on @BNTeens, including @elsiechapman & @SanguMandanna. http://t.co/XnhojIuCgT
Retweeted by Amy AndersonWe all have pet words/phrases that we're unaware of. A good beta reader can help find them. #writetip
Retweeted by Amy Anderson*takes credit for your accomplishments*
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@Jake_Vig Thanks, Mom.I've put 15 minutes aside today for your shenanigans. Go.
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4/20
2015
@BenHowels Good one.I could write an entertaining novel about rejection slips, but I fear it would be overly long. ~Louise Brown #amwriting"A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another." - Rebecca Solnit
4/19
2015
3yo: Why do frogs live in ponds? Me: They like water. 3yo: There’s poop in there from ducks. Why do they like that?!Excellent ghostwriting music. #NowPlaying Frost/Nixon by Hans Zimmer. #amwritinghttp://t.co/hYY0HllcoEA novel, in the end, is a container, a shape which you are trying to pour your story into. ~Helen Dunmore #amwriting
4/18
2015
Today I won’t let my just-out-of-reach dream strangle my with longing. I’ll live as much of it today as I can. #amwritingAction expresses priorities. ~Mohandas K. Gandhi #amwritingNot much, just creeping myself out, what are you up to?
Retweeted by Amy AndersonSometimes I worry that my mutant power is just never going to manifest. :-/
Retweeted by Amy AndersonThe moment when you realize you’ve been auto-eating at your laptop and your torso is now one big potato chip. #amwriting
4/17
2015
I get emails from folks lamenting that their first drafts aren't good enough. UH, YEAH. Welcome to Firstdraftsburg, Population: ALL OF US.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonMy 8-y.o. is impressed that I've used a typewriter before. Said she's only seen one in a museum once. And asked if they had emojis.
Retweeted by Amy AndersonRun like a girl. Throw like a girl. Fight like a girl. Blaze a comet trail of magnificence across the whole sky like a girl. #ToTheGirls
Retweeted by Amy AndersonJust write your words as truly and best as you can. It can take a lot of time, but it will reach the right people. Your people.
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4/15
2015
Learning to hear the rhythm of poetry has helped me hear the pacing of my prose. #amwriting@greyhatton Thank you too!Writers - Book Bloggers: Where to Find Them and How to Win Them Over http://t.co/EIjjmMw65c by @BlotsandPlots #amwriting #writingtips
Retweeted by Amy AndersonMy stories run up and bite me on the leg. I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite.~Ray Bradbury #amwritingNo matter how many years, how many stories, how many rejections, don’t give up. Your day is coming too. #amwriting
4/14
2015
@BrianBailieJr I'm sorry for your loss. Blessings.@greyhatton I feel the same way. Amazing the power of a "Good" among so many edits.@1for1000 Ha! Good one.“Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” - George Patton
4/13
2015
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.~ThomasEdison #amquerying"Everyone wants a shortcut. There are no shortcuts for good stories." - @tehawesomersace #AWP15
Retweeted by Amy AndersonJust start. #motivation http://t.co/nYksJcwfzV
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4/12
2015
Movie scores are the perfect writing music because they’re already so full of stories. #amwritingSpread the word: New agent @kurestinarmada seeks magical realism, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, LGBTQ, YA/MG, & more http://t.co/bPnYFBVzsc
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI’m editing. And eating veggie straws. Listening to a movie score. Okay, I’m watching a movie and eating veggie straws. #amediting
4/11
2015
Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth. ~Gloria Swanson #memoirMe: Goodnight, little man. 3yo: Mommy, don’t turn the light off! I can’t see my beautiful eyes.If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~ @OfficialJimRohn #amwritingSome days it’s hard writing stories the world never sees. Other days I’m SO glad no one has seen this crap. Wow. #amwriting
4/10
2015
There's a word for a writer who never gives up: published. ~Joe Konrath #amwritingA clean desk helps me think. A messy desk proves I’m too busy thinking to clean. #amwriting
4/9
2015
Whenever I’m editing a WIP, ideas for the next book pop up like prairie dogs. Irresistible and annoying. #amwriting
4/8
2015
Please check out my new parenting book: "How To Just Barely Lose Any Game You Play With Kids"
Retweeted by Amy AndersonThe best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible. ~David Ogilvy #amwritingPop Tarts: Better toasted, but whatever.
4/7
2015
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ~Will Rogers #amwriting
4/6
2015
When I stop working, the rest of the day is posthumous. I'm only really alive when I'm writing. ~Tennessee Williams #amwritingDescription in and of itself is boring. What characters choose to notice—and their attitude—is revealing. #writetip
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4/5
2015
"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." -Jack London #amwriting
Retweeted by Amy AndersonAs we let our own light shine we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. @Marwilliamson #amwriting@StationCDRKelly Hi y'all!Good morning #Texas from the #ISS. Looks like #Houston and #Austin have some #weather headed your way. #YearInSpace http://t.co/boDVsCY9vX
Retweeted by Amy AndersonThe Secret to Creating a Really Good Bad Guy http://t.co/YAGo9TGSR7
Retweeted by Amy AndersonTo me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make. ~Truman Capote #amwriting
4/4
2015
At any given time, assume I have at least some amount of popcorn on my person.
Retweeted by Amy Anderson@RaeRivers1 Back at ya! And hi from Texas :)Charles Dickens' #writing desk bought for £780,000, to be displayed in museum -> http://t.co/jZFHeWufXz #writerslife http://t.co/WKPTuX0EXv
Retweeted by Amy Anderson“If you don’t write the book you have to write, everything breaks.” - A.M. Homes #amwriting #AmWritingFantasy
Retweeted by Amy AndersonI keep favorite books at hand while I’m writing. Even if I don’t open them, their presence is comforting. #amwriting@KristinNador You too! I bet they have some lovely homemade ones out there in Kentucky.@KristinNador Hilarious that I have this much to say about candles. Ha!@KristinNador yes, I like that they burn cleaner than standard. I also like them with lids so they hold their scent longer.@KristinNador I just burned a lavender down to the nub and need a new one. It lives on the corner of my desk.@KristinNador So happy to hear that! I keep one on my desk. You?True ease in writing comes from art, not chance, as those who move easiest have learned to dance. ~Alexander Pope #amwritingYears ago, I started lighting a candle every time I wrote fiction. Now it’s like an on switch for my creativity. #writetip
4/3
2015
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~ @OfficialJimRohn #amwriting
4/2
2015
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