Upcoming Twitter Chat Schedule!

The #WritingHarvest Twitter Chat is back on this month! Aren’t you excited? I know I am. I have some exciting projects and things coming up for the #WritingHarvest Peeps. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom and make sure to click on the link and fill in the questions.

First off, our next Twitter Chat will be held on July 25th at 3pm Pacific Time. Be sure to join our #WritingHarvest Facebook Group and our Pinterest board. (Ask to be added as a pinner and I will add you.) Twitter Chat, #WritingHarvest, Devin Berglund, Writer, Writing

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Twitter Chat Schedule – #WritingHarvest

Twitter Chat Schedule!

Ever wanted to make more writing friends?

Writer friends have strong connections that you won’t find in some people. Have you ever been talking about your writing or book ideas to friends and family just to see their eyes glaze over. They enjoy that you are excited, but they just don’t get you like other writers. So come join us in the #WritingHarvest Twitter Chat. We are family a great group of writers who want to change the world with their words.

I created #WritingHarvest Twitter Chat last November during the harvest. It gave me the idea that as writers, we should be harvesting our words. We should be writing as much as we can.

Who: Are you a writer? Then come join us! Invite all of your writerly friends.

Where: It’s all held on Twitter at the hashtag #WritingHarvest. We meet monthly!

Not sure what a Twitter Chat is?

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#WritingHarvest Schedule

March 14th at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (OVER)

April 18th at 3:00 PM Pacific Time (OVER)

May 16th at 3:00 PM Pacific Time

• June (I will be on Vacation)

• July 25th at 3:00 PM Pacific Time

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The Importance of Having a Deadline

Deadlines are Important

IMG_0530Today, I’d like to introduce my writing/beta reader buddy Evan Walter Scott Morgan. (What a writerly name, right?) Give him a warm welcome.

 

When an aspiring author hears the word “deadline”, they think of a writer frantically pounding away at the keys of their computer or laptop, steam coming from their ears, their eyes wide and bloodshot. They need to get their manuscript to their publisher on a certain date that is coming up very soon, and they have barely written anything.

You as an aspiring writer thinks, “Thank goodness that’s not me!” While you may not have a publisher waiting for you to submit your latest offering of blood, sweat, and tears, this still partially applies to you. In fact, it applies to all writers, no matter what stage in their writing career they are in at the moment. I have a deadline for when I am to finish my current novel, Heavenly Lights: End of March 2015. In fact, I have a deadline for certain word count goals. For example, my current my deadline is to reach the 30,000 word mark next week. I also have deadlines for when I am to finish my second, third, and fourth drafts. I even have a deadline for when I want to release the novel. Although it may seem ridiculous to have a deadline for so many things, it is what keeps me going. If I don’t have a self-imposed deadline, I find myself delaying, and eventually, coming up to the deadline I set and feeling like a failure for not having finished anything.

For some, setting a deadline just isn’t enough. It can be easy for some of us to say, “Oh well. Maybe next time,” when a deadline passes. If you are one of these kind of writers, I suggest that you find someone to be your accountability partner. It could be anyone, but I implore you to find someone who truly cares about what you do. Those people will be the ones to keep asking you if you are on track and kick you in the butt if need be. Also, if they are also a writer, you can be their accountability partner in turn!

So, set your deadline, find an accountability partner, and get writing!

10 Tips For Hosting A Twitter Chat

SodaDo you want to host a Twitter Chat?

If you don’t know what a Twitter Chat is, check out this post first. And be sure to check out when our schedule to see when the next #WritingHarvest Twitter Chat is.

1. Find a perfect hashtag. Make sure the hashtag isn’t being used.

2. Pick a date.

3. Get the word out. (It’s smart to make sure you have enough time to advertise it so enough people hear about it.) I started advertising and getting the word out about it about 4-5 weeks before I scheduled the Twitter Chat.

4. Start planning for it. Start by, writing up a page of questions. Aim for at least 10-12 questions that relate to your topic.

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What Not To Do When Editing Your Novel

You DON’T Want To Do This, while Editing…

What Not To Do When Editing Your Novel (1)Editing a novel can be a lot of work.

Many people don’t know how much work really goes into the books on the shelves at bookstores.

People don’t see the thousands of hours spent in a dark room editing, cutting words, rewriting them, doing all that before a deadline, and then doing it all over again.

I thought I’d share with you all some of the things I learned from editing my book The Mason of Hearts this last time. These are the things a writer shouldn’t do while editing their novel. I am going to be fully truthful with you here.

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