Saturday, 28 February 2015

What's Trending

#Pitchmadness has been my trend for the week. With plenty of moral support from the gang at B & W, I jumped into the madness of an online pitching contest. Despite the fact that there is a large representation of middle grade and young adult authors, I thought the lineup of final agents was fantastic. I have discovered that the entire group of organizers and submission pile readers are outstanding.

New to Twitter, this has proven to be a crash course in how to get your name and your writing out there in 140 characters or less. I have learned to favourite, follow, retweet, respond to notifications and initiate a conversation strand. I have inserted pictures and links.

More importantly, I have connected with like-minded people. In a few sentences, I catch glimpses of vulnerability and insecurity. I also see perseverance, dedication and passion. It has proven to be a warm and accepting environment, one that celebrates the stories and nourishes the creators.

It is a universe that I have hesitated to enter, thinking it vast and impersonal. I have found it entirely the opposite. Thank you, Pitchmadness, for giving me this opportunity to learn how to tweet freely and comfortably to the world. 

6 comments:

  1. Rose, I'm thrilled you're enjoying it. Hugs.

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  2. Julie, I wouldn't have participated without your gentle nudges. Thanks so much!

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  3. I need to got to "Twitter University" and learn all of this...that is, if I can ever find time to breath. Good for you, Rose!

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  4. It's actually quite fun and incredibly easy. :0)

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  5. I've enjoyed watching you all. I should have jumped in. I need to learn all of that. Zan if you go to Twitter University let me know, I'll come too.

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  6. It's very easy Spesh. Truly. But, if you need any help, just give me a tweet. :0)

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