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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Writer's Road

The writer's road can be a lonely one but it doesn't have to be. Have you ever wanted to chat with other writers, meet agents, editors of publishing housing, and authors? Or at least ease drop on their chat? You can achieve this by attending conferences but let's face it, they are getting hard to afford in this economy. There is another way.

Every Thursday night on Twitter there was a fabulous chat called #Scribechat. I met a lot of authors, agents, editors, and fellow writers by attending that chat. Unfortunately the hostess, Lia Keyes, had to step down due to other commitments so the chat is going away. I'm very grateful to her because I've made amazing friends, connections, and learned a lot from #Scribechat. You can find Lia hosting #SteamPunkChat on Fridays on Twitter at 6:00pm PT.

For those of you who loved Scribechat and are sad to see it go, have no fear, we have a plan. My friend and fellow chatter TS Tate,or @TeeTate as she is known on Twitter, plan to start a new chat in Scribechat's absence. The new chat will be called #WritersRoad and we'll be discussing everything about writing, reading, and getting published. The first chat will be a week from today on Thursday January 6th at 6:00pm PT on Twitter. We'll be chatting about all aspects of the #WritersRoad. A few of my friends who are debuting soon may be dropping in as well as a few represented friends and many who are just looking to learn. Did I mention there will be a giveaway for the very first chat? You don't want to miss it.

There are many ways to join in a Twitter chat but the one I've had the best luck with is TweetChat. Go to the link and just type WritersRoad into the box. You will need a Twitter account. Mark you calendars and join us!

29 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to see this!! That you and Tee both for starting something new up!

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  2. I've never attended a chat. It sounds like a great way of meeting people, though!

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  3. Thanks Bethany! I hope you can make it to the chat. We'd love to see you there!

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  4. They're amazing Golden Eagle. I've met so many great people that way and have learned a lot. They are totally worth your time!

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  5. Calendar has been marked! Thanks to you and Tee for doing this!

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  6. Thanks Kristie! It will be great to have you there. I know people will love to hear about your story and the road you took.

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  7. Congratulations on the launch of #WritersRoad! Thanks also for the shout out to #SteampunkChat, which I'm only co-hosting with @MattDelman of Flying Pen Press so that I can concentrate more on writing. I think you and @TeeTate will make a dynamite team!

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  8. Oh, this sounds fun! I really must figure this twitter thing out. LOL I will definately check it out. :)

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  9. Thank you so much Lia! Sorry, I didn't realize you were co-hosting SteamPunkChat. Good for you for concentrating on your writing!

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  10. Yes Melissa, come to Twitter! You'll love it there!

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  11. Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check this chat out.

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  12. You're welcome Karen. I hope to see you there!

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  13. Oh wow. I know Lia was thinking about giving up scribechat, but I didn't know it happened already. I'm happy to hear you and that sweet southern bell, @TeeTate are starting what sounds like an awesome chat. I'll be there...

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  14. Thank you so much June! Can't wait to see you there!

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  15. Heather,

    This sound so cool. I can't wait. I better remember, because I don't want to miss this.

    Thanks so much for letting us know. See you then...

    Michael

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  16. Don't worry Michael, I'll remind you! It's going to be a lot of fun. I've already had RSVP's from three authors who will make it!

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  17. This sounds great, Heather. I'm going to figure Twitter out finally and do this.

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  18. Heather - you know I loved Scribechat, and although I don't make it as often as I like because of the unfortunate timing w/kids and dinner and such, I'm going to do my best to be there next week!! I'm so excited and grateful that you're carrying on the torch.

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  19. That's excellent Linda! You'll love it. Once you start you can't stop. But don't worry, Twitter is a great way to dive into the social media pool and meet people in the publishing industry.

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  20. Thank you so much Lisa! I know the timing can be a bit rough for those of us on the west coast. I'm so happy to hear that you might make it! It wouldn't be as fun without you.

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  21. I am a man of high hopes and low tech, so Twitter seems beyond me. And as a blood courier, I have so little free time. You are a real champion for establishing The Writer's Road. I wish you and all the others great success. May all our publication dreams come true this new year! Roland

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  22. Don't worry Roland, it just takes practice. I was once a woman of low tech as well. Now look at how far I've come! Thank you for your well wishes, back at you! Good karma for all. ;)

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  23. Good luck, Heather, it sounds like a big undertaking! Christy's the tweeter of our group, so I'll let her know and maybe she can someday explain that world to me!! (oh, and I saw your comment over at Michael's this morning. You should do ABNA - there's nothing to lose!) (except perhaps a tiny shread of dignity).
    erica

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  24. Looking forward to joining you both on Thursdays! Good luck :)

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  25. Thanks Erica, I look forward to seeing Christy at the chats and hopefully you too someday! You know what, you're right, I have nothing to lose, I should do ABNA. Now the question of which novel to submit... Thank you for giving me the push I needed!

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  26. Thanks JL! We look forward to chatting with you too!

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  27. Heather, I'm excited. I arrive home that morning. Have a meeting with some girls I'm mentoring at Aviation High School. Then I'll be home. I can be there. Nothing else on my plate except for the first chat! Thank you for doing this!

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  28. Thank you Karlene for taking time out of your crazy schedule to drop by the chat! I'm so happy you'll make it to the first one!

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  29. This sounds like a great chat! I've never done one but would like to so I'll check this out.

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