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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Why Do You Write

Writers Movement had the first meet & Greet chat today. Only 3 of us attended but the conversation was interesting and fun! Hopefully we get more to join us as time goes on but its a movement to be of great benefit to all writers and aspiring authors. This weeks topic was " Why do you write." We discussed our inspirations and motivations as writers along with other topics that brewed, like PS3 and Wii addictions ;-)

The writing challenge is to write, in 300 words, Why do you write from a 3rd POV. This challgenge is optional but for those that makes a submission will have that piece posted on the writers movement blog along with a link on how others can find you. Email your submissions to tminnis1981@gmail.com anytime before our next chat which will be Saturday June 5th at 6pm EST time.

See you in 2 weeks! Same time, Same place. Blessings!

Meet & Greet Chat Transcript

WritersMovement Next weeks' topic: The craft of fiction writing.... See you next week! #writersmovement -7:11 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement You can also DM us for any topics that you will like to discuss #writersmovement -7:10 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 C-ya #writersmovement @maddwriter @WritersMovement #writingtips #writers -7:10 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement FYI: @maddwriter @authortiffanie r the writersmovement admin so feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions #writersmovement -7:10 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Alright, see you guys next week. It was fun. #writersmovement -7:09 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 you're welcome dear! Thanks for joining the movement.Let your friends know about the writersmovement! #writersmovement -7:07 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement yes..email it to me at tminnis1981@gmail.com. It's due anytime before out next chat. which will be next Saturday, same time #writersmovement -7:05 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement The challenge is totally optional! Thanks for coming @maddwriter and @Letitia30! Hope you come back next wk! This was fun #writersmovement -7:04 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement Cool assignment. This was fun and informative. Thanks #writersmovement -7:04 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement Do we email it to you and when is it due? #writersmovement -7:04 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement If you decide to submit a piece, it will be added to the writers movement blog along with a link on how others can find you #writersmovement -7:03 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement ok our chat time has ended.... this is the writing challenge. In 300 words, write about why you write from a 3rd POV #writersmovement -7:02 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement RT @Letitia30: dont give up-just keep writing. practice makes perfect even if no one sees it. And dont listen to haters #writersmovement -7:00 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement they also do not let anyones opinion determine whether they r talented enuff to be a writer. self-confidence can take u far #writersmovement -7:00 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement for one thing, they know they can write. They study and practice techniques that will help them perfect their craft! #writersmovement -6:57 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement #writersmovement don't give up-just keep writing. practice makes perfect even if no one sees it. And don't listen to haters -6:56 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Someone that is constantly working on their craft is going to be good at it. #writersmovement -6:56 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement A good characteristic to me is someone that is constantly writing something, as simple as that may sound. #writersmovement -6:55 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @maddwriter @writersmovement #writersmovement maybe we can start like a twitter AA or something. ha -6:54 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter I will be finishing up the Deluxe Edition soon so if you have something you want to be put in it let me know. #writersmovement -6:54 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement What do you two think are the characteristics of a determined writer/aspiring author? #writersmovement -6:54 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement True dat. Balance is good. Wife won't like me getting fired anytime soon. #writersmovement -6:53 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @maddwriter I hear ya one time I spent all evening on twitter and didn't realize it until midnight. ha ha ha #writersmovement -6:52 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter I had that problem...but realizing that twitter isnt going to pay my rent made me find a balance lol #writersmovement -6:52 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement RT @maddwriter: The first project is best to be given away to get the word out. If they like then youre good to go! #writersmovement -6:51 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 I found that out the hard way. My work productitivy has gone down dramatically since finding twitter. #writersmovement -6:51 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement ME TOO HAHA RT @maddwriter: @Letitia30 Yes it is and thats what I do all day when I should be working. :-) #writersmovement -6:51 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement lol lol RT @Letitia30: @maddwriter LOL...twitter can be as addictive as a Wii or a PS3 #writersmovement -6:50 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @maddwriter LOL...twitter can be as addictive as a Wii or a PS3 #writersmovement -6:50 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 Yes it is and that's what I do all day when I should be working. :-) #writersmovement -6:49 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement Yes, exactly like that. I think that would be real good/cool. #writersmovement -6:49 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @maddwriter twitter is good for promoting #writersmovement -6:48 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Also found out that the first project is best to be given away to get the word out. If they like then you're good to go! #writersmovement -6:48 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter I'm down with that! Sorta like what we are doing on the writers movement blog and uniformed web page #writersmovement -6:48 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement Best tip is be confident in yourself and your ability. Also, promote, promote, promote! #writersmovement -6:47 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter since you are published, what are some good tips and advice for those wanting to go down the self pub route? #writersmovement -6:46 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement Good point bout pubs & editors-I've read dats why it's hard to get foot n door-because ur new and unknown. #writersmovement -6:46 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter As we put our projects out maybe we could put some excerpts from members work in there as well to get exposure. Thoughts? #writersmovement -6:46 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement RT @maddwriter: The #writersmovement is going to be a great resource and a way to keep all of us motivated #writersmovement -6:44 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 also, an editor & publisher is going to want you to have a soldi fan base before considering you in any way #writersmovement -6:44 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter The #writersmovement is going to be a great resource and a way to keep all of us motivated like @writersmovement said #writersmovement -6:43 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement The whole point of writersmovement is to keep others motivated and expose them only if they are serious about their work! #writersmovement -6:41 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 write and the process of the story you are currently working on #writersmovement -6:40 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 It's a good way to build your brand and fan base. #writersmovement -6:40 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 yes you can. and just blog daily. doesnt have to be long or tedious. you can just blog about your motivation to #writersmovement -6:40 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement #writersmovement Maybe you & @maddwriter have a point. U gotta get people familiar w/you. I can start a blog for free. -6:38 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter I got that feeling all the time when I use to write music. People still ask me where is the album #writersmovement -6:38 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter ... beautiful s**t."? Nothing to do with cockiness but just a supreme level of confidence that you get. #writersmovement -6:36 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 with who you are and your work. Theres nothing to it but to do it #writersmovement -6:36 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Do any of you experience this: sometimes when i write I'll read what I wrote and be like "Damn, I just wrote some ... #writersmovement -6:36 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 if you are serious about getting your craft off the ground, its good to start a blog now so others get familiar #writersmovement -6:36 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 Maybe when I engage a professional editor for the story, I might start a blog. #writersmovement. -6:35 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 If you have the confidence to write then you should have the confidence to put it out there! #writersmovement -6:34 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement adult...its based on a true story. Creative nonfiction genre #writersmovement -6:34 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement So true. Nothing like a good comment to send your ego into the stratosphere. #writersmovement -6:34 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement blog/site-LOL no sweetheart I don't have dat kind o confidence Besides it's a work in progress. #writersmovement. -6:34 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement Well my novel is about a young woman that experienced family violence as a child and she becomes an domestic abuser as an #writersmovement -6:33 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter I would imagine! Just the feeling I get when others comment on my work makes me feel like a million sold ;-) #writersmovement -6:33 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 I agree with @writersMovement, that sounds very interesting! #writersmovement -6:32 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement I agree! RT @maddwriter: Thats cool. As long as my work is out for people to see I dont care how it gets there. #writersmovement -6:32 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter I can't explain the feeling of making a sale. We sold a few copies and I felt like I had sold a bajillion. #writersmovement -6:31 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 oh wow! now that sounds very interesting..do you have a blog or site with any excerpts? #writersmovement -6:31 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement That's cool. As long as my work is out for people to see I don't care how it gets there. #writersmovement -6:31 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @maddwriter LOL nah the Wii is enough for me. #writersmovement -6:30 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement market as a whole before I make a set in stone decision #writersmovement -6:30 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter i am leaning more towards self pubbing because I like to be in control of "my world" but I'm learning the #writersmovement -6:29 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement #writersmovement my current story is about a small town reporter who is seduced by the devil....himself. -6:29 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 Wii Sports be on some BS! #writersmovement -6:29 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement yep that wii can suck you in. #writersmovement -6:28 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Are you two trying the self publishing/independent route as well? #writersmovement -6:28 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement lol RT @maddwriter: @Letitia30 You need to upgrade to a PS3! LOL #writersmovement -6:28 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 My son has a Wii..also addictive lol #writersmovement -6:27 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 You need to upgrade to a PS3! LOL #writersmovement -6:27 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 #writersmovement -don't have PS3 got a Wii though. -6:26 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement MLB 10:The Show for me. Love my baseball. #writersmovement -6:26 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 the curren story you're working on, what is the storyline behind it? #writersmovement -6:26 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @maddwriter AC mostly...textbroker sometimes #writersmovement -6:26 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter lol...yes that PS3 is highly addictive. I know what you mean. I'm a HitMan fanatic #writersmovement -6:25 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter I write at lunch everyday at work and every nite when I get home. Gotta make myself stay off the PS3 sometimes. LOL #writersmovement -6:23 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement so its fun when I do it #writersmovement -6:23 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement My to keep my juices flowing so that I dont end up with writers block, I make up songs in my head.... I use to write music #writersmovement -6:23 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @Letitia30 what kind of websites have you written for? #writersmovement -6:23 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement like writing stories, poetry, & occasional article Not a pro tho. Just a struggler #writersmovement -6:22 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter ... serious now with the HUB project. It has really taken off and we hope is going to open doors in the future. #writersmovement -6:22 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter I write on the weekends when my kids aren't with me. Sometimes I write during the week after they are in bed #writersmovement -6:22 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter No, not my first project. I've written a few scripts, poetry, and things of that nature. things have really gotten... #writersmovement -6:21 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement I've been writing on and off through the years. I have taken it more seriously for the past 6 months. #writersmovement. -6:21 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 Well, when I was in high school I would write fiction stories dat involved my friends. #writersmovement I have written articles for websites -6:20 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter How much time a week do you two devote to writing. Having a full time job and a family can make it hard sometimes. #writersmovement -6:20 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter ahh haaa...freedom is always good! Is HUB you first writing project? or do you have others? #writersmovement -6:20 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 is this your first writing project? How long have you been writing? #writersmovement -6:19 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement I am working on a story (on and off). That is a fantasy, romance, and mystery. #writersmovement -6:17 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 Me too...it seems to always come out better when written. What kind of writing do you do? #writersmovement -6:16 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter What kind of writing do you do @Letitia30? #writersmovement -6:15 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter .. being independent and being able to dictate when and how my books come out. Freedom is good. #writersmovement -6:15 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 @WritersMovement -Hi I like to write because it helps me to express feelings that I can't express verbally. #writersmovement -6:15 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Good question: HUB is self published right now but, once we sell a few, will try the traditional route (maybe). I enjoy... #writersmovement -6:15 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter What keeps me motivated to write is me knowing that I am putting out something that's unique and can't be duplicated. #writersmovement -6:14 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter is HUB is self published book or traditionally published? #writersmovement -6:14 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter ... as well as Lulu.com, Amazon.com and the ibookstore for the ipad. #writersmovement -6:12 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement The Deluxe Edition is coming out probably in early to Mid June and can be find on www.whatishub.net ... #writersmovement -6:12 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @Letitia30 Hello ;-) Tell us a little about you and your motivation for writing #writersmovement -6:11 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter Where can we find the "Deluxe Edition" ? #writersmovement -6:11 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 RT @WritersMovement: It's writersmovement chat time! Introduce yourself #writersmovement -6:11 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement stories that need and wants to be told. I also would like to make a decent living from my craft also ;-) #writersmovement -6:10 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement novel...my motivation for writing is the mental escape I experience. being able to become whoever I want and creating #writersmovement -6:09 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement BTW, this is @AuthorTiffanie (you knew that ;-) ) Mother of 2...ex song writer...current writer of literary. working on 1st #writersmovement -6:08 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement Good to hear. We decided to put out a "Deluxe Edition" and we decided to make it free 2 build fan base. #writersmovement -6:08 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block PromoteUGuru RT @AuthorTiffanie: RT @WritersMovement: #WritersMovement chat will begin in 5 minutes... So #writers, grab a drink and join us for an hour of writers convo! -6:07 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement read more! #writersmovement -6:07 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement I read the human/vampire excerpts on your blog...I've never been into vampire stories but yours pulled me in. I wanted to #writersmovement -6:07 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter I feel that I have some great stories to tell so that's why I love to do what I do. And you? #writersmovement -6:06 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter ... as well as a novel I'm working on that is more on the romance tip. My motivation for writing is a need to tell a story. #writersmovement -6:05 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter I am 33, father of two, husband of one . ;-) My current work involves a graphic novel delaing w/humans & vampires.... #writersmovement -6:05 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement so far, it looks like its just us #writersmovement -6:04 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Is anyone else here or is it just us two? #writersmovement -6:04 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter tells us a little bit about yourself, your work, and your writing motivation #writersmovement -6:04 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter the topic for today is " Why do you write" #writersmovement -6:03 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter @WritersMovement My pleasure. #writersmovement -6:02 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement @maddwriter Good afternoon! thanks for joining the "movement" today ;-) #writersmovement -6:02 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement It's writersmovement chat time! Introduce yourself #writersmovement -6:01 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block maddwriter Afternoon everyone #writersmovement -6:00 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block AuthorTiffanie RT @WritersMovement: #WritersMovement chat will begin in 5 minutes... So #writers, grab a drink and join us for an hour of writers convo! -5:57 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block WritersMovement Writers Movement chat will begin in 5 minutes... So #writers, grab a drink and join us for an hour of writers convo! #writersmovement -5:56 PM May 22nd, 2010



Feature | Block Letitia30 RT @WritersMovement: #WritersMovement will be having the first meet and greet chat today at 6pm EST time. Please RT! #writers #poetry #amwriting #write -5:50 PM May 22nd, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Writers Movement Meet & Greet Chat

Writers Movement will be having the first meet and greet chat tomorrow, Saturday at 6pm EST time. Writers of all generes are welcome to join and introduce themselves, current writing projects and accomplishments. Check out www.blacklegionmedia.weebly.com and http://tiffanieminnis.webs.com/ for the Writers Movement page. This page is for supported promotion for all Writers Movement members. If interested in being part of the team, join us Saturday! Blessings!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Q&A About #WritersMovement

What is Writers Movement?

It is an online community of writers and aspiring authors supporting each other.

Why was Writers Movement established?

It was established for writers and aspiring authors alike to meet while bouncing ideas off of each other, motivating each other and to increase exposure of talented works by talented unknown writers.

Who are welcome to join the Writers Movement?

Any and everyone that have a passion for writing, words, and reading while working hard at launching a writing career in different writing arenas. Also, those that are interested in giving reviews, construtive critism, positive critiques and feedback. I would love for publishers and editors to join the movement whether their business is in the process of being launched or already established.

How will Writers Movement help members?

There will be writing challenges and beneficial topics of discussion that will fuel us to become better business oriented writers. It will equip us with the right tools and knowledge to break through barriers while reaching our individually defined writing goals.

When will Writers Movement Meet?

The schedule is tentatively set for once a month, first Saturdays at 6pm EST time but may change if the demands of members call for a different time.

Where will Writers Movement meet?

We will meet on twitter at the time set. The chat can be accessed by logging into http://tweetchat.com/room/writersmovement with your twitter username and password