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Thursday, June 24, 2010

H.U.B. Volume 1 Deluxe Edition Re-Launch 7.2.10

The re-launch of H.U.B. Volume 1, the first in a series of illustrated novels from writer Ben Jones and illustrator Justin Taylor, is set for it's re-launch on 7.2.10.

Set in the not too distant future vampires, long considered myth and the stuff of entertainment, have been discovered to be real and have made themselves known to the world, thrusting themselves out of the shadows and into a society where they live right alongside humans. A rogue faction has arisen and is threatening to break the fragile truce that exists and thrust the world into a war between humans and vampires. Mirroring elements of present day society, the world of H.U.B. is unlike anything you have ever read and encompasses many levels that we all deal with - politics, fear of the unknown, acceptance, love, etc...

H.U.B. Volume 1 will be available as a FREE download at www.whatishub.net (paperback available for $7.99) and will also be available at Amazon.com (Kindle version), through Lulu.com and via the ibookstore for the iPad. Also included are excerpts from 2 members of the Writers Movement, a group of authors who have banded together to help promote, educate, and support each other as we try to make a name for ourselves in this publishing game.

Tell your friends and family about H.U.B. and be sure to visit www.whatishub.net on 7.2.10 and download your free copy! Also, be on the lookout for H.U.B. Volume 2 - release date is 10.29.10!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Writers Movement Collaboration

Writers Movement is currently brainstorming an urban fiction melodrama collaboration. We currently have 4 members interested and willing to participate in the collaboration. We will schedule a chat soon to start brainstorming ideas, topics and roles. The project won't begin until the beginning of next year. This way it gives us time to continue with our current individual projects as we moderately touch base for the WM project. Writing is something that we take serious pride in so this collaboration are for serious inquirers ONLY! If you are down to be apart of the movement, please visit our website at www.writersmovement.webs.com and join to become a member. Writers Movement is going to be doing some great things in the future, so feel free to join us now!

The Movement!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

How to Avoid Writers Block Chat

Benjamin Jones (@maddwriter) was the moderator for this weeks' chat and he had a great conversation going about How to Avoid Writers Block. He listed different strategies to try and help avoid and/or cure writers block. We will have some of those strategies listed on the Writers Movement website at www.writersmovement.webs.com so make sure you stop by and check it out. Writers Movement chats are now being held on the first Saturday of each month but since the first Saturday of July is on a holiday weekend, the meeting has been pushed back to July 10th 2010. Many thanks to Ben for moderating a great chat with a GREAT topic. Don't forget to check out the archive below if you missed the meeting. Also, make sure you visit writers movement website for additional information. Become a member on the site and join the movement! Blessings!

Writers Block Chat Transcript 6/12/2010

AuthorTiffanie @maddwriter...is there a writing challenge for the #writersblock topic? #writersmovement
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AuthorTiffanie Thanks to @jadarae, @joskidiesel & @lovingunme for stopping by as well! Hope you'll come again on July 10th #writersmovement
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AuthorTiffanie Many thanks to @maddwriter, @letitia30, and @susiemccray for holding down the writersmovement chat! Great topic & convo ;-) #writersmovement
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AuthorTiffanie @maddwriter..thanks for coming thru and holding it down tho ;-) Blessings! See you on the July 10th #writersmovement
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AuthorTiffanie OMG...NOOOO I was looking for you @maddwriter but thought maybe you forgot! Sorry I missed it..I'll read the archives #writersmovement
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jadarae RT @maddwriter: If ur #writing feels more like work instead of play then maybe u should try writing about something else. #writersmovement
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joskidiesel RT @maddwriter: PPPPEEEEAAACCCEEEE!!!!! #writersmovement
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susiemccray @Letitia30 You too. #writersmovement
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lovingunme @maddwriter #writersblock Yeah, watch a Stephen King movie..ha ha ha. Just kidding. #writersmovement: @maddwriter ... http://bit.ly/arcWv1
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susiemccray @maddwriter Have a drink for me. #writersmovement
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maddwriter PPPPEEEEAAACCCEEEE!!!!! #writersmovement
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maddwriter Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for showing up. If not b4 then will c u on 7.10! Peace out. Go #Celtics! #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter @susiemccray I'm going to go too. Have a nice weekend everyone. Peace. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter LOL....yeah I am going to get a sip myself. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letiti30 @susiemccray I'm about to get off of here (got a drinking schedule to stick to). LOL #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 They are nice and highly informative. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter I hear ya. We don't want to mess with da law. I just enjoy these chats so much. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray Yes and cookies, and cheesecakes... Don't get me started. <-- LOL The list goes on and on. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter Yes and cookies, and cheesecakes... Don't get me started. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 LOL at "weeking". That was the law that @authortiffanie laid down so I simply do what she says. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 weeking=weekly #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter Awww...no more weeking chats....that's okay. I'll get use to it. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 RT @maddwriter: For those that dont know/dont remember, meetings are going to be the 1st Saturday of the month now. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray True. LOL Plus they usually have all the tasty muffins there as well. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: Since the July 4th weekend is the first saturday then we will shoot for July 10th for our next meeting. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 RT @maddwriter: Since the July 4th weekend is the first saturday then we will shoot for July 10th for our next meeting. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 Bookstores make me want to buy books, too. I won't get a lot done there either. hahah #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: For those that don't know/don't remember, meetings are going to be the 1st Saturday of the month now. #writersmovement
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maddwriter RT @susiemccray: @maddwriter Bookstores make me want to buy books and drink coffee instead of writing. LOL #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @susiemccray Unfortunately the big library here has no windows. But, it's still nice. #writersmovement
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maddwriter Since the July 4th weekend is the first saturday then we will shoot for July 10th for our next meeting. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter Bookstores make me want to buy books and drink coffee instead of writing. LOL #writersmovement
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maddwriter For those that don't know/don't remember, meetings are going to be the 1st Saturday of the month now. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter LOL.....Word. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @Letitia30 I always go to the very top floor so I can look out the windows. The city looks great from high ▲. Inspirational #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 Don't even get me started on Tommy Knockers! #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter LOL! Langoliers wasn't dat bad. Trust Desperation and The Tommy Knockers were worst. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 Has to a GOOD Stephen King movie, though. No way I'm watching The Langoliers again. LOL #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter #writersblock Yeah, watch a Stephen King movie..ha ha ha. Just kidding. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter:RT @Letitia30:I agree with the diff legnth projects as well.Working on lots of long projects can burn u out. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 @susiemccray Think I'll try the library, too (either that or a bookstore). #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @susiemccray Writing at the library is a good idea. We have a nice one here. I'll have to try that one day. #writersmovement
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maddwriter Any tips that I didn't list that help get u through #writersblock? #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 Shawshank is one of my favorite movies of all time. You have got to see The Mist! #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray Nothing wrong with that. Very #inspiring place to write when you look at it that way. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 10. Probably the most important, remember why you started in the first place. #writersmovement
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maddwriter RT @susiemccray: I like writing at the library. It helps me dream of the day when my books will be gracing those shelves. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter Never seen The Mist...Loved Shawshank though. #writersmovement
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maddwriter RT @Letitia30: I agree with the different legnth projects as well. Working on lots of long projects can burn you out. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter I like writing at the library. It helps me dream of the day when my books will be gracing those shelves. #writersmovement
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maddwriter If ur #writing feels more like work instead of play then maybe you should try writing about something else. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 I still think Shawshank Redemption is my fav Stephen King based movie (The Mist is bad ass, too). #writersmovement
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Letitia30 Great #10 Always remember that you love writing no matter how difficult it seems sometimes when facing a challenge. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 9. Re-consider your writing space. Instead of #writing at home try #wrting at Starbucks or outside. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 8.Try writing exercises. They cn loosen up ur mind & allow u 2 #write things u nevr thought U could #write. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 10. Probably the most important, remember why you started in the first place. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 I agree with the different legnth projects as well. Working on lots of long projects can burn you out. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 That's how most bad movies reel you in - give you something awesome in the beginning then all hell breaks loose. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray I agree, they should definitely be different lengths. Poetry is always a good "filler" between projects. #writersmovement
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maddwriter RT @susiemccray: More than one project works good. They should be different lengths though. Novel, story, poem, essay, etc. #writersmovement
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maddwriter A change of scenery can do wonders. I love writing near water (on a cruise, for example). Water is so peaceful to me. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 It gets your attention in the beginning, but it drops the ball in the middle of the game. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 9. Re-consider your writing space. Instead of #writing at home try #wrting at Starbucks or outside. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter -yes it was. I watched it over a month ago. I sorry say not missing much. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter More than one project works good. They should be different lengths though. Novel, story, poem, essay, etc. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 8. Try writing exercises. They can loosen up ur mind and allow u to #write things u never thought you could #write. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 Never seen Desperation but it was on TV a couple of days ago. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 Under The Dome is great until, literally, the last 3 or 4 pages which ruin the other 1100 pages. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 RT @maddwriter: 7. Work on more than one #writing project at one time. This is something that works well for me. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 7. Work on more than one #writing project at one time. This is something that works well for me. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter Desperation movie was a definate miss... #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @maddwriter Never read Under The Dome. You are right about movies being hit and miss sometimes like Desperation #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray King is a master of metaphors. He's my favorite author. Would love to be a tenth as successful as he is. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 7. Work on more than one #writing project at one time. This is something that works well for me. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 His movies are hit and miss but the books are always on point - except 4 the end of Under The Dome. :-( #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 6. Examine the issues behind your #writerblock. Talk to a friend, preferrably one that writes. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 5. Set deadlines and stick to them. 6. Examine the issues behind your #writersblock and talk to a #writer friend about it. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 I like King's movies. I read On Writing almost two months ago. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 1. Implement a writing schedule. 2. Don't be hard on yourself. 3. Think of writing as a regular job. 4. Take time off. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter He's kinda looney but I love his use of metaphors. That helps with my poetry writing. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter I bought it a couple of years ago. I really enjoyed it. Too bad I didn't take heed to his advice. SMH #writersmovement
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maddwriter As we approach the halway mark of the meeting let's recap the ways we've discussed to beat #writersblock.... #writersmovement
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Letitia30 @susiemccray @maddwriter I agree with the time off, too. It can be hard to get back to work and back into creative mode. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray I have that same problem sometimes. Taking time off can be a double-edged sword sometimes. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 5. Set deadlines and stick to them. This can be hard to do on ur own so find a partner or group. #writersmovement
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maddwriter RT @susiemccray: @maddwriter Taking time off is good, but I have a hard time returning to the #WIP. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @Letitia30 Welcome. We're discussing #writersblock today and how best to deal with them. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 6. Examine the issues behind your #writerblock. Talk to a friend, preferrably one that writes. #writersmovement
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Letitia30 Hi guys...sorry I'm late had issues. (smile) #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter Taking time off is good, but I have a hard time returning to the #WIP. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 4. Take some time off when u finish a project. Give your ideas some time 2 breathe & grow much like a baby. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray Anything by Lil' Wayne and Kanye for me. <-- Kanye will def work but Wayne doesn't do it for me. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter Anything by Lil' Wayne and Kanye for me. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray You know, sad to say, I've never read. *full of shame right now* Gonna look for it after meeting. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter I love King's "On Writing". I need to re-read it. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 5. Set deadlines and stick to them. This can be hard to do on ur own so find a partner or group to help get in ur routine. #writersmovement
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maddwriter If you're just now tuning in we are discussing #writersblock and how to avoid it. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 4. Take some time off when you finish a project. Give your ideas some time to breathe and grow much like a baby. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 3. Think of writing like a regular job. A writer is like a builder we use words instead of bricks to build. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray Slaughterhouse has gotten me through MANY pages (that and an occasional drink or three). #writersmovement
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maddwriter Stephen King discusses the writing as labor element in his book "On Writing." If it works for him it will prob work 4 us 2. #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: 2. Don't be too hard on yourself. The time to be critical of youself is at the end when you're #editing. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 3. Think of writing like a regular job. A writer is like a home builder except we use words instead of bricks to build. #writersmovement
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susiemccray @maddwriter Yes, Hip Hop music has me typing to the beat. LOL #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: ... 1. Set (and stick 2) a writing schedule. If your mind and body show up everyday the words will to. #writersmovement
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maddwriter 2. Don't be too hard on yourself. The time to be critical of youself is at the end when you're #editing. #writersmovement
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maddwriter @susiemccray Thanks for your contribution. I find listening to music works for me as well (espec. hip hop). #writersmovement
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maddwriter RT @susiemccray: Reading works by authors I admire and listening to music usually gets the creative juices flowing. #writersmovement
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maddwriter Even if nothing comes out and you sit in front of the page the first few days it's okay - just make sure you do it. #writersmovement
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susiemccray Reading works by authors I admire and listening to music usually gets the creative juices flowing. #writersmovement
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maddwriter ... 1. Set (and stick to) a writing schedule. If your mind and body show up everyday eventually the words will to. #writersmovement
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maddwriter #Writers Block is something that all #writers are all too familiar with so how do you deal with it? #writersmovement
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susiemccray RT @maddwriter: I know SOMEBODY better show up for this meeting! LOL 2 minutes until meeting time. #writers #writersmovement
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maddwriter Good afternoon everyone. This weeks meeting has officially started. Today's topic is How To Avoid #Writers Block. #writersmovement
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maddwriter I know SOMEBODY better show up for this meeting! LOL 2 minutes until meeting time. #writers #writersmovement #writersmovement
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maddwriter 10 minutes until the #writersmovement meeting. Grab a drink and stop in the discussion. #writers #writersmovement
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maddwriter Writers Movement meeting starts in 20 minutes. Stop by and participate or just say hi. #writers #writersmovement

Monday, June 7, 2010

NEW: Writers Movement Now has a Website!

Writers Movement now has an official website for members. Everything from chat schedules, writing challenge submissions, members and news will be available on the site. All current and potential members should visit the site and join so that you can be added in the Writers Movement member section along with a link where others can find you. Please visit the site and peruse through the pages to find out more. The link is listed below. Blessings!

http://writersmovement.webs.com/

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Effective Diction Use: Abstract vs Concrete

Today's chat was to re-introduce Abstract diction vs Concrete diction and how it plays a major role in our writing today. We learned how to take a simple sentence such as " the dog jumped on my car" and make it more concrete like "The dog with mangy yellow fur jumped on my tiny Prius and snarled, saliva dripping from his jagged teeth" This appeals more to the senses of our readers and keeps them engaged while creating a mental movie.

The writing challenge for this week is to create a story as short or long as you want in 1st or 3rd POV using the picture below. The challenge is to focus primarily on using concrete specific diction and less abstract. Make it interesting, vivid and alive!

Join us next week...Same time Same place! The movement ;-)






Murder of Innocence

Friday, June 4, 2010

Writing Challenge Submission by Gabrielle Rice

The Voice of the Night: Why She Writes


By Gabrielle Rice


She writes fiction to right the world. What she doesn’t like in reality she changes it in her writing. Romance, mystery, sex, crime, injustice are revealed through her creations. Sometimes there’s a happy ending, yet sometimes there is not. Pain and woes is what makes fiction fascinating and exciting to write.


She takes the opportunity to expose wrongs in the free world. Writing is more than a hobby; it’s a privilege. By carefully researching topics to aid in exposing the harsh truths, she gains and holds credibility. Justice and exposing is the name of the news game. To inform and educate is a joy. Yes, writing is hard work, but the end justifies the means. The voice says, “It is worth it. It is worth it.”


It’s an opportunity for her to express feelings in a boisterous world that can’t hear her verbally. She writes to establish mental balance. She writes to reflect moods and hidden hostilities. For without writing, she would cry and die. Let her live to see another day with sunshine and rain. No money and no luck she writes on because it is in her heart and soul. She might not be the best writer, but she has an individual voice that must get out at night. The voice must get out and face the dark world. If the voice doesn’t get out at night, then she will lay someone out by day.


Go to Gabrielle Rice’s page to find informative news and helpful articles at http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/585822/gabrielle_rice.html

2nd Chat: Master The Craft of Writing

Writers Movement will be having the 2nd chat this Saturday at 6pm EST 5pm Central time. The topic of discussion will be Master the Craft of Writing. We would like to see writers of all genre's in attendance to share knowledge and experience on how to master the craft of writing. There will be a writing challenge given at the end of the chat. Hope to see all "writers" in the place. After all, it is a movement. Writers Movement. Bless!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Writing Challenge Submission by Tiffanie Minnis

This is Why She Writes

By Tiffanie Minnis


It was something about the way she was able to put melodic sounds and words together that made her heart palpitate with an inexplicable rush. Once those head phones were on and the beat pumped through the speakers that covered her ears, she was no longer Tiffanie. She was First Lady. First Lady had no fear. She was tough as steel with an ability to capture the attention of many by the words that flowed from the crown of her head and out of her mouth. The feeling that came along with goose bumps every time a sixteen bar verse was written and recorded made her know that her talent of writing was a gift she would embrace and exploit in many forms.

Writing is her form of mental escape. It’s her way of having an excuse to transform into her audacious alter ego and say things that are considered forbidden by the laws of the land. Her combination of being a LEFT handed LIBRA takes her creativity to a level that leaves the mind of others in a lingering boggled state. This is what she enjoys most about her gift. Being able to pierce deeply into souls and connecting with them through her words.

When it’s hard for her to explain her feelings, she picks up a pencil and college ruled paper and effortlessly writes out the emotion that bothers her. Spoken word has no edge over her written words. This is how she connects with the world. This is how the world gets a glimpse into who she really is. She writes because it gives her peace of mind. It stabilizes her thoughts so that the right decisions are made. She writes so that her words are therapeutic to her readers. She writes because it is her calling.



Visit Tiffanie Minnis website for information on her upcoming novel and future projects at http://www.tiffanieminnis.webs.com

Writing Challenge Submission by Benjamin Jones

Why He Wrote

By Benjamin Jones



He wrote because it gave him power. He felt like a magician using his words to create new worlds and people, making them do anything and say whatever he wanted. Writing gave him the power to correct past mistakes to where he no longer had to wonder about what if – he could now make it a reality, if only on paper. He could go back in time if he chose to the place where he parted with the love of his life and rewind things to make them right. Tears would be replaced with flowers and the miles between them substituted with kisses.


He wrote because he knew that he was good at it. He took comfort with a pen in his hand and a piece of paper in front of him – those things were a natural extension of him. He was an only child and, as such, was always the quiet type. It dawned on him that anybody could talk but it took much more to put those words on paper. You didn’t have to necessarily think to talk but, in order to commit those words to paper, that took dedication and purpose. He recognized the power of the written word and how it could touch so many lives and possibly change the world.


He wrote for therapy, for the peace of mind that writing something beautiful brings. He wrote for the love of writing. It was powerful to him.



Visit Benjamin Jones websites for information on his graphic novel and upcoming projects at http://www.whatishub.net/ and http://blacklegionmedia.weebly.com

Writing Challenge from 5/22/2010

Just a Reminder of the Writing Challenge

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.

I will have mine submitted tonight. See you Saturday!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Authors and Writers Bloggers Meet & Greet

I just left a Bloggers Meet & Greet meeting hosted by Dominique Watson, Founder of From a Writers POV. Everyone that was in attendance discussed the concepts behind their blogs and why others would find interest in following their blogs.

The first to introduce himself and his blog was Darryl Mims. Darryls' blog can be found and followed at www.writeoffusion.blogspot.com. Darryl blogs about various issues from sports, social topics and a collection of writing projects such as poems and short stories. I personally follow Darryls' blog and I must say that every post gives me a sense of every emotion that we possess. Don't believe me? Check him out for yourself!

Next up was Kandie. Kandie is what I call a Womanpreneur with multiple steels in the fire. Kandie is a freelance copywriter, creative writer, actor, entertainment columnist and graphic designer. Her work has been featured in The Dallas Morning News, Sacramento Observer, W.O.W Magazine and music publication Down Magazine. To learn more about Kandie, you can find information at http://www.kandiedelley.com, http://www.kandiedelley.com/dwo, http://www.kandiedelley.com/kandel

To close out the meeting, Dominique Watson talked about her POV lounge blog which can be accessed by going to www.thepovlounge.wordpress.com. She blogs daily for authors and writers that are a part of the POV community with literary advice and daily tips on the writing industry. She is also considered to be a Womanpreneur that is doing so many great things in the literary world. All Authors and Writers should check out her blog for resourceful information.

Just a quick snapshot of a great meeting. Be sure to check out these lovely writers. Leave a comment and spread the word. After all, it is a movement. Writers Movement. Blessings!