#LoveWriteCreate is a hashtag that my PLOFFEE/PLUNCH (a.k.a. plots & coffee, sometimes into lunch) group came up with to give tips, encourage, and inspire each other on Twitter. Gaby Robbins, Kallie Ross, Teal Haviland, and myself have all benefitted socially and professionally from our get-togethers. We all came to the conclusion that sharing our experiences, both good and bad, would be helpful to other authors that might be feeling alone in the daunting process of writing a book and seeing it through to publication.
Obviously, we all have something to offer. Teal has recently self-published her first YA novel, Inception. Gaby is currently writing her first manuscript, Kallie is in the process of editing and hope to query agents soon, and I have also recently self-published my first novel Silent Orchids and working on book 2 Veiled Shadows. We will only use the hashtag when interacting with each other, in reference to what we are tackling. It could be anything about writing, social media, reviews, hot literary topics, or new novels we’re reading that we tweet about. The best part of this hashtag trend is that you can share too, so jump in and join the conversation!
Fantasizing Conspiracy with Feeling… Over time my love for learning gravitated toward studying conspiracy theories and contradictions in our culture. My conclusions have ignited a passion to write compelling young adult fiction that incorporates legend, conjecture, fantasy, and conviction.
I am a Jesus loving, wife, mother, friend, writer, and teacher. I began teaching high school English in 2002 and started blogging and podcasting in 2008. I have a brilliant husband, two redheads, and never imagined my life would be this fun!
Wife of an amazing creative man who is a musician. Mom of three fantabulous kids & one puppy! Love BOOKS! Wanted to write something I would love to read!! Started Enigma, my first novel. Hope to be done by September 2013
Teal Haviland grew up with a love for anything fantastical or outrageous. As a teen she spent much of her time writing poetry and children’s stories, but set it aside for two decades before allowing her passion for it to take root (or, as she describes, take over her life). After years of dreaming of worlds where fairies, angels, demons, and shape shifters (to name a few) exist, she finally decided to begin writing her stories down. Inception, book one in her series The Reaping Chronicles, is her first published novel. Nowadays she happily spends her writing time penning urban fantasy novels and is testing out her horror/suspense writing abilities. In addition to completing her debut series, Teal is also working on the first book in her second series, The Silver Rift, her first horror/suspense, Whispers of Stacey Glen, and several other works-in-progress.
Morgan Wylie, originally from the Pacific Northwest, now resides near Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter. She and her husband work everyday at their individual and combined creative pursuits while she learns to balance being “Mama”, wife, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head.
We would love to know what ‘issues’ you’re dealing with as an author. You can ask questions, spark discussion, and express your opinion in the comments below. I only ask that you respect each other, and keep it clean. Let’s have some fun!