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Quick Tips: How to Participate in a Twitter Chat

What is a Twitter Chat and Why Should I Bother? Chatting on Twitter = Fun! Even though I’ve been on Twitter since 2008, it wasn’t until the fall of 2011 that I began participating in Twitter chats. Up until then, I resisted the idea of using Twitter for live chats. Silly me! Once I finally took the plunge, I discovered that chatting on Twitter is a blast. Why join a Twitter chat? Twitter chats let you connect with others to pool information. You will make friends and you can learn a lot. What is a Twitter chat? Here’s the deal:…

Biting off more than I can chew?

What is IWSG? IWSG stands for “Insecure Writers Support Group.” It’s a monthly check-in for writers of all stripes. Its creator, Alex J. Cavanaugh, describes ISWG like this: “Purpose of IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!” – Alex J. Cavanaugh Stepping out of my DIY comfort zone:   So IWSG peeps, here’s what’s up with me this month. My current insecurity is that I may have bitten…

Tell me about your “big but,” Simone!

What is IWSG? IWSG stands for “Insecure Writers Support Group.” It’s a monthly check-in for writers of all stripes. Its creator, Alex J. Cavanaugh, describes ISWG like this: “Purpose of IWSG: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!” – Alex J. Cavanaugh My big writing fear: My big writing fear is that I won’t be able to keep up with everything. I love all my writing projects, and I do…

8 Years & 34K Tweets Later – I still love Twitter!

You just never know… (well, eventually you do!) February’s IWSG post about dealing with jealousy was rather long-winded, so I’ll try to keep this one short. The main thing I’d like to share with other writers this month is that: You just never know where things will lead! The magic of Twitter Take Twitter. When I posted my first tweet (as seen above) I had no idea where it would lead. (To find *your* first tweet: click here.) Eight years and some 34,000 tweets later…I have had so many opportunities, both directly and indirectly, come my way simply by tweeting. I’ve…

Tui Snider: Interviews, Events, & Appearances

Here’s what I’m up to: Check out this page periodically to see what I’m up to, including interviews, speaking engagements, book signings, and other fun events! If you know of an upcoming paranormal, writing, history, genealogy, or travel-themed events, or bookstores, libraries, clubs, events, et cetera that could use a lively speaker, please drop me an email at TuiSnider [@] gmail [.] com 2016 Interviews & Events Conference of College Teachers of English March 4, 2015 San Antonio, TX More info: Speaker: State of the Writing Profession – How to Boost Your Writing Career with Twitter 2015 Interviews & Events Weekly Podcast…

ROW80 Check-in: Pleasure Reading & Handwritten Journals

What is ROW80? ROW80 is kinda like an online weight loss support group for writers, except that rather than losing anything, we’re here to support each other in gaining more and more words. For a more coherent explanation check out the official ROW80 website. My ROW80 Round 3 Goals: Post a ROW80 Check-in each Wednesday: I got sick, missed a few days of work, and got behind on everything last week. Oh well! I’m here now, aren’t I? Two blog posts per week: See above… Keep up with Candace Havens Fast Draft group: I’m happy with my progress in this…

Top Tips for Chatting on Twitter

Chatting on Twitter = Fun! Even though I’ve been on Twitter since 2008 – a fact I double-checked by going to TW Birthday – it wasn’t until the fall of 2011 that I began participating in Twitter chats. Up until then, I was really resistant to the idea of using Twitter for chat. I don’t even think I knew they were going on, actually, but I finally took the plunge and discovered that chatting on Twitter is really fun! If I hadn’t joined the weekly #commenthour Twitter chat, for instance, I wouldn’t have met the lovely @MDragonwillow, the inspiring @riverand…

ROW80 – A Little Help from my Twitter Friends

Here’s my ROW80 check in: It’s been a challenging adjustment working at my husband’s boat shop. Most days I manage to peek at Twitter, my email, and post photos on Instagr.am, but they don’t call it, “the busy season,” for nothing. By the time I get home, I’m too frazzled and tired to string words together. In fact, since I struggle with anemia-related fatigue, I often crawl right into bed after work. After my first week, it became obvious that I was not going to get any writing done if I didn’t do something differently. But what? Since my writing…

My First ROW80 Check-in: How Twitter Prompted Me to Write a Memoir

I love reading memoirs and diaries (published ones!) I recently picked up three memoirs at Half Price Books: “Waiting – the true confessions of a waitress,” by Debra Ginsberg, “But enough about me,” by Jancee Dunn and “Growing up Psychic,” by Matthew Modine. I enjoyed all three, but the opening of Ginsberg’s memoir really spoke to me: “I’ve been a writer longer than I’ve been a waitress and, as such, a perpetual student of the human experience… I wanted my own stories and saw no better way to collect them… Truly, there has never been a dull moment at the…