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Chat with Anne from #Writers_Life

July 23, 2010

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Transcripts of the chat held on 7/23/2010 with Anne Tyler Lord – author of the Russian Mafia series and host of #Writers_Life on twitter

TPDonline: Hello everyone! welcometo our special friday edition of our chat πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @techtigger here, taking on the @tpdonline mic today #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: I’d like to welcome back @annetylerlord – You can find her #Writers_Life blog at http://bit.ly/952vv8 #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @TPDonline Hello @TPDonline , hello @techtigger , hello @AnneTylerLord (is she here yet?) *waves* #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Hi Everyone, its @AnneTylerLord I hope we can connect, it looks like the Twitter whale is joining the chat today (again) #thepennydreadful
valerievaldes: @TPDonline Hello! checking in from work, which is battering me like a three-person’d god. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: And you can find her Russian Mafia series on TPD at https://tpdonline.wordpress.com/author/annetylerlord/ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Hi Angie @TPDonline Hi Sam @FutureNostalgic Hi Valerie @valerievaldes #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Hi guys! Welcome! @futurenostalgic @valerievaldes #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @Writers_Life Oh noes! I hope (___-){ keeps well away today. #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: Yay! A chat I can actually make! :waves to friends already here: #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @FutureNostalgic Sam, LOL, you do more graphically with keyboard symbols than anyone I know. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @RandomOenophile *waves back* yay! Yes, we’re thinking about moving our chats back to noon, so more folks can attend πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @RandomOenophile Hi Cecilia! *waves* #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @FutureNostalgic how cute – you know how to make a whale!! #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @RandomOenophile *grinz* πŸ˜‰ #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @Writers_Life Now, if I can just figure out how to make a harpoon… πŸ˜‰ #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Anne is starting to list serials in her new hashtag, #writers_life – Can you tell us a bit more about the hashtag? #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @Cafe_Nirvana Hi Nishi! *waves* #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Yay, @cafe_nirvana made it! Hiya Nishi! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Well, my #Writers_Life is primarily used for tweets about how we live, as writers, our creativity, our challenges #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @Cafe_Nirvana Ack. No I can’t. You’re not showing on TweetChat either. 😦 #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Darn, that evil whale! RT: Cafe_Nirvana @FutureNostalgic Hey Sam!!! I got caught in a fail whale of my own ;p #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I use #Writers_Life as a place for writers to discuss their personal process & experience of writing/creating #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: where’s ahab, when you need him? @cafe_nirvana #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @Cafe_Nirvana Hi there – I know you are there by mentions, but can’t see you #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @Writers_Life I love #Writers_Life – so much information/support for writers like me. I’ve learned so much reading it. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I do 2 things on my blog related to #Writers_Life I write regular features and have the Coffee Klatch new #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @Writers_Life Coffee Klatch news is an excellent idea (& not just ‘cos you mentioned me this week!), great connections. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: The Coffee Klatch News is a place to find out what is going on in this community-events,contests & publ #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: (and for anyone on #writers_life viewing this – feel free to join in the chat! Just remember the #thepennydreadful tag πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I have trouble keeping all the news straight when I am on Twitter, so the Coffee Klatch is one way for me to keep up #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: RT @Writers_Life: The Coffee Klatch News is a place to find out what is going on in this community-events,contests & publ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I started listing serials this week and will continue thru the summer so we can have another source to find them #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: RT @Cafe_Nirvana I love this! RT @Writers_Life #Writers_Life is a place for writers 2 discuss their personal process… #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I was inspired to create #Writers_Life because of my own struggles in trying to create a writing life & because…#thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: because I am a psychotherapist, I read so much about the creative process & people who create – we all have struggles #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: I know, so much great info, but hard to find later RT @Writers_Life: have trouble keeping all the news straight on Twitter #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: The craft of writing is hard enough, but we have to deal with our frustrations, disappointments, distractions & doubts #thepennydreadful
AdelleSouth: RT @Writers_Life: because I am a psychotherapist, I read so much about the creative process & people who create – we all have struggles #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: And, the life of a writer can be very isolating, depression & anxiety can often derail our creative life & we get stuck #thepennydreadful
AdelleSouth: RT @Writers_Life: And, the life of a writer can be very isolating, depression & anxiety can often derail our creative life & we get stuck #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I hope that I can offer inspiration, info, ideas to help us balance & use our emotions/mood FOR writing #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life I just saw a quote from the pnwa conf. – get 3 writers in a room, and you have depression #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: Yes! RT @Writers_Life: life of a writer cn B v isolating, depression & anxiety cn oftn derail creative life & we get stuck #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: @TPDonline @Writers_Life Nah, only take 1! #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: Boy, that’s the truth! RT @Writers_Life: …we have to deal with our frustrations, disappointments, distractions & doubts #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life it was meant to be funny, but also very true. Any thoughts on why the creative process is so hard on us? #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: So many writers become unglued due to personal life stress, Twitter & blogs connect us & help us to keep writing #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: Hey there everyone! Sorry I’m late. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @AdelleSouth hi Adelle, thanks for joing us #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @jimbronyaur @adellesouth Welcome! Glad you could join us! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @jimbronyaur Hi, Jim! Nice to meet you, @AdelleSouth! #thepennydreadful
FutureNostalgic: Rats! Phone call…gotta run. I’ll catch up with the transcripts. Have a great chat. *waves* #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @jimbronyaur hi Jim!! #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @RandomOenophile – Hello! #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: RT @cafe_nirvana True! RT @FutureNostalgic: @TPDonline @Writers_Life Nah, only take 1! #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @TPDonline Yes, writing (& creating) is a unique profession in many ways-it requires us to dig deep inside #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @jimbronyaur We’re talking about Anne’s new hashtag #writers_life and the difficulties we run into w/ the creative process #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @FutureNostalgic thanks for stopping in Sam! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Pencil_to_Paper: RT @Writers_Life: So many writers become unglued due to personal life stress, Twitter & blogs connect us & help us to keep writing #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: Ah, great subject. And by the way, Anne, #writers_life is AMAZING and you do great work with it! #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Pencil_to_Paper I agree… especially if you aren’t around other writers in your personal life. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: being a writer means we contact our inner seves & imagination thus, our fears, unconscious & wrestle with them daily #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: RT: @cafe_nirvana @jimbronyaur Hello Jim! (am here but the hashtag does not like me ;p) #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: thanks!!RT @jimbronyaur: Ah, great subject. And by the way, Anne, #writers_life is AMAZING and you do great work with it! #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Writers are a vast lot with different degrees of intensity about their work – I usually talk to the more intense variety #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Being intense about your writing life is having a deep need to make meaning in the world-express what is inside #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: You also have to “step out of the box” and challenge yourself. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life you know, I had never thought about it like that – wrestling with inner selves. #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: BUT the most important thing a writer can do is… WRITE. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Being intense about writing is knowing that life is not tolerable without, that it seeps out of our pores #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: RT: @cafe_nirvana yes, it’s a lonely life, introspection & writing. really appreciate what you’re doing for us πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Being intense about writing is when you have to do it no matter what mood you are in or what is happening in life #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life One of my first #writing books was “Writing for Those Who Can’t Not Write.” Still use some of its techniques #thepennydreadful
Pencil_to_Paper: RT @Writers_Life: Being intense about writing is knowing that life is not tolerable without, that it seeps out of our pores #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life Your tweets are so poetic and true, I love it! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Absolutely! otherwise, go mad RT @jimbronyaur: BUT the most important thing a writer can do is… WRITE. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life now that I totally agree with – a writer can’t help but write. We need to write, it’s in our blood! #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life – YES YES YES. I fell asleep the other night writing… woke up and finished the sentence I left off of! #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life I couldn’t imagine all these voices in my head fighting… I write to get them on paper and leave me alone! #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @RandomOenophile Wow, very cool title – Writing For Those Who Can’t Not Write #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @jimbronyaur LOL I’ve fallen asleep while typing on the computer, too. Feels kind of silly, but must…finish…thought. #thepennydreadful
AdelleSouth: RT @Writers_Life: So many writers become unglued due to personal life stress, Twitter & blogs connect us & help us to keep writing #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @jimbronyaur *lol* the voices had me up past midnight! and back up at 5am this morning πŸ˜‰ #thepennydreadful
Pencil_to_Paper: RT @Writers_Life: Absolutely! otherwise, go mad RT @jimbronyaur: BUT the most important thing a writer can do is… WRITE. #thepennydreadful
luminous_mortal: RT @Writers_Life: And, the life of a writer can be very isolating, depression & anxiety can often derail our creative life & we get stuck #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life Unfortunately, it seems to be out of print. 😦 #thepennydreadful
luminous_mortal: RT @Writers_Life: So many writers become unglued due to personal life stress, Twitter & blogs connect us & help us to keep writing #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Welcome @pencil_to_paper and @luminous_mortal – glad you could join us! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
luminous_mortal: RT @Writers_Life: RT @TPDonline: @Writers_Life I just saw a quote from the pnwa conf. – get 3 writers in a room, and you have depression #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life Oh, maybe not! http://tinyurl.com/2vgbc46 #thepennydreadful
luminous_mortal: RT @Writers_Life: being a writer means we contact our inner seves & imagination thus, our fears, unconscious & wrestle with them daily #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @jimbronyaur So funny – you didn’t even miss a beat! and yes, isn’t it great to let the characters in our mind out to play?#thepennydreadful
luminous_mortal: RT @Writers_Life: Being intense about your writing life is having a deep need to make meaning in the world-express what is inside #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: RT @RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life Unfortunately, it seems to be out of print. 😦 #thepennydreadful // could look on Amazon for used
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life Haha. It is amazing. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: cool, its on my wishlist πŸ˜€ RT @RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life Oh, maybe not! http://tinyurl.com/2vgbc46 #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life I also think it’s very important to LET your characters grow and change as they want to. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Intense writers consider writing to be part of living & understanding the worlds both inner & outer #thepennydreadful
AdelleSouth: RT @Writers_Life: Intense writers consider writing to be part of living & understanding the worlds both inner & outer #thepennydreadful
luminous_mortal: RT @Writers_Life: Being intense about writing is when you have to do it no matter what mood you are in or what is happening in life #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @jimbronyaur @writers_life oh yes, i think we’ve all had characters that do things we had never planned! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Intense creative writers must obey the flow (flood) of creative energy that surges through them or major problems erupt #thepennydreadful
JaneAustenLIVES: RT @Writers_Life: Intense writers consider writing to be part of living & understanding the worlds both inner & outer #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: That’s when it gets fun! RT @TPDonline: @jimbronyaur @writers_life …characters that do things we had never planned! πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
JaneAustenLIVES: RT @Writers_Life: So many writers become unglued due to personal life stress, Twitter & blogs connect us & help us to keep writing #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Cool, you found it! RT @RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life Oh, maybe not! http://tinyurl.com/2vgbc46 #thepennydreadful
JaneAustenLIVES: RT @Writers_Life: And, the life of a writer can be very isolating, depression & anxiety can often derail our creative life & we get stuck #thepennydreadful
JaneAustenLIVES: RT @Writers_Life: because I am a psychotherapist, I read so much about the creative process & people who create – we all have struggles #thepennydreadful
Pencil_to_Paper: RT @Writers_Life: Intense writers consider writing to be part of living & understanding the worlds both inner & outer #thepennydreadful
RandomOenophile: @Writers_Life Yeah, didn’t come up the first time I searched on Amazon, but Google found it. ❀ the Google. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Yes!RT @jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life I also think it’s very important to LET your characters grow and change as they want. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @JaneAustenLIVES hello! Welcome to the chat! Feel free to join in πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: Jim is talking about something vital in the writing process – receiving, trusting & allowing characters/stories to evolve #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @RandomOenophile heheh I love it when a character takes center stage. Opens up all sorts of new possibilities for story! #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: Everyone has their slumps. The key is to get the hell out before you get stuck for good! (I got stuck for 3 years once!) #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: There is so much mystery in the writing process – much is done in the unconscious & collective consciousness #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: RT @Writers_Life: Jim is talking about something vital in writing – receiving, trusting & allowing chars/stories to evolve #thepennydreadful
Pencil_to_Paper: RT @jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life I also think it’s very important to LET your characters grow and change as they want to. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: We have to respect & practice the process of being receptive in the writing process – that is where the magic happens #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @TPDonline @jimbronyaur I have reacted (sometimes cried) to what my characters have done & decided on their own #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: rt @cafe_nirvana This is hard! RT @Writers_Life: Intense writers consider writing 2b part of living&understanding worlds #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life oh goodness, I get the sniffles all the time when I write tough parts! DH must think i’m nuts! πŸ˜€ #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @jimbronyaur yes, getting stuck is very hard- I also had that problem-writing bad is healthier than stopping #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: yes! RT @Writers_Life: I have reacted (sometimes cried) to what my characters have done & decided on their own #thepennydreadful
vintage2004: RT @Writers_Life: Yes!RT @jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life I also think it’s very important to LET your characters grow and change as they want. #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life – Yea, I stopped writing for 3 whole years… TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE. #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: wow, the hour is almost up! But feel free to keep chatting after the official time ends, great conversation! #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @TPDonline LOL! others think we make it all up, so why get emotional – aren’t we in control? Well, not really #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Does anyone have any questions for Anne before we wrap up? @Writers_Life #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: thanks so much for coming! RT @RandomOenophile: Have to run! Thanks for the great chat, @Writers_Life & @TPDonline! #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Oh yes, previous week w/scene w/father, I was a mess! RT @cafe_nirvana You do????!!! (re sniffles while writing) #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @jimbronyaur did you feel crazy, depressed, or completely lost during those three years of not writing? #thepennydreadful
jimbronyaur: @Writers_Life Thanks for chatting! I have to step out now for a bit. #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @jimbronyaur thanks for stopping by!! #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @jimbronyaur @randomoenophile! Thanks for coming today! Was great to chat w/you! #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: rt @cafe_nirvana Wow! RT @Writers_Life: I have reacted (sometimes cried) to what my chars hv done & decided #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Okay, I think that’s it for the official chat. Like I mentioned, feel free to keep going, or visit #writers_life for more #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: I know some have to go after a lunch break – thanks so much for having me back for another chat- I really enjoyed it #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: Also check out Anne’s blog http://annetylerlord.com/the-writers-life #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life thanks for coming back! Your site is such a great resource for writers, I’m glad we could share it πŸ™‚ #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: And thank you everyone for attending! #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: @TPDonline @Cafe_Nirvana thanks so much you two – it has been a pleasure, as always!! #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: We’ll have the transcripts from today’s chat up on our site this afternoon https://tpdonline.wordpress.com #thepennydreadful
Writers_Life: thanks everyone for chatting, I really appreciate it #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: @Writers_Life darn, where’s @marirandomities! it’s time to break out the wine! *lol* #thepennydreadful
TPDonline: ooh, gotta run- time to get back to work. Thanks everyone! have a great weekend! #thepennydreadful
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