@BonnieAdamson: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises?

Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:00 am

@kidlitchat: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:00 am

@gregpincus: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:00 am

@ixtumea: RT @gregpincus: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:00 am

@KidLitMysteries: “@gregpincus: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat”
March 7, 2012, 2:01 am

@SheviStories: RT @gregpincus: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:01 am

@jessStorkwrites: Excited for kidlitchat! I think we're talking writing gadgetry tonight :) #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:01 am

@SheviStories: @gregpincus I use Improv. It's great for all kinds of things. #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:02 am

@alisongmyers: RT @kidlitchat: TOPIC: What "cool tools" do you have/use to help your work? Software? Exercises? Magic candles? Or...? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:02 am

@gregpincus: This type of chat often turns into a Scrivener tutorial :-) #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:02 am

@ixtumea: I tried using the writing software but gave up. Too confusing for me. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:03 am

@gregpincus: @SheviStories What's Improv best at? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:03 am

@jessStorkwrites: @BonnieAdamson Lol, magic candles... nice is that like Neil Gaiman's Babylon Candle in Stardust? I could use one of those. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:04 am

@WendyMartinArt: I'm so old fashion I use a ball point pen and a legal pad. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:04 am

@ixtumea: I could use some plot fairy dust right about now. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:04 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Hi everyone #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:04 am

@SheviStories: @gregpincus Improv is great for everything: coming up with ideas, writing fast, raising the stakes, editing, everything! #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:04 am

@kamikinard: @gregpincus I know... but I would love to know from a Scrivener user how long it takes to familiarize yourself with the program! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:04 am

@ixtumea: I use story paradigms that I got from my writing mentor Lou Nelson. I use a huge whiteboard and map out story. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:05 am

@JillCorcoran: who uses dropbox? do you share files with critique partners? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@jessStorkwrites: @SheviStories @gregpincus I've never considered using this with writing. How do you employ it? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@ixtumea: I also rip out photos of models that look like my characters and then write down their quirks, traits, likes, and also #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@KarlaKT: Hi all! Does anyone have a magic wand or tech tool for organizing multiple drafts? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@deegarretson: okay, I have no cool tools, interested to see what others use #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@gregpincus: @kamikinard I used Scrivener, switching over in the middle of a draft. I may not know all bells and whistles, but it was easy. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@ixtumea: their wants and wounds. Then I try to flesh out their own hero's journey. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@kamikinard: I do use heavy notebooks and lots of small post-it notes when revising... not high tech at all. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:06 am

@SheviStories: @jessStorkwrites I've written several blog posts on Improv for writers. Here's one: http://t.co/hM0JJLkv #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:07 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I admit, I wasn't really that impressed with it. But that's just me. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:07 am

@AlexisKG: Cool tools, in the most literal sense, I really dig Omm Writer. Anyone else use it? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:07 am

@kamikinard: @gregpincus Thanks, I started to use the prototype, but got bogged down in the tutorial. Starting a new novel, so may try it #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:07 am

@ixtumea: @kamikinard That's how I felt about it too. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:08 am

@SheviStories: @kamikinard Improv is Improvisational Theater. It's the fastest kind of writing. Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, and Steve Carrel...#KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:08 am

@gregpincus: @ixtumea I liked Scrivener. I'd like it better if I'd started a project with it, though. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:08 am

@kamikinard: @SheviStories Just saw your links to blog posts. Thanks, I'll check it out! #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:08 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I could have gotten it for $20 but the tutorial was a bit too much for me. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:09 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Exercise and yoga really help my writing. When I can't exercise, my brain goes to sleep #kidlitchat #amwriting
March 7, 2012, 2:09 am

@KarlaKT: #kidlitchat Any feelings on drafting on an ipad verses computer?
March 7, 2012, 2:10 am

@kjerstinwittwer: I'm going to throw in a plug for yWriter. SO GOOD for noveling! http://t.co/hcc0iUv6 #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:10 am

@kamikinard: @ixtumea But I wish I didn't feel that way! I need help. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:11 am

@SheviStories: @KarlaKT That reminds me, I find I can write a lot faster with Dragon Naturally Speaking voice-to-text software. #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:11 am

@gregpincus: I like it, too. RT @AlexisKG: Cool tools, in the most literal sense, I really dig Omm Writer. Anyone else use it? #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:11 am

@ixtumea: @gregpincus I did like the cork board feature though. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:11 am

@KimBriggs_Write: A lavender candle,YlangYlang,nutmeg,andpatchouli incense,and A LOT of dark chocolate puts me in the writing mood! #kidlitchat #yalitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:12 am

@DonelleLacy: has chat started? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:12 am

@gregpincus: @jessStorkwrites I actually have a candle from New Orleans called "The Spirit of Writing." I am afraid to light it! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:12 am

@ixtumea: My other writing helper Joyce Sweeney, gave me another story paradigm to use that really helps me. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:12 am

@kamikinard: @kjerstinwittwer I've never heard of yWriter or Omm... so much to learn #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:13 am

@ixtumea: The PLOT WHISPERER is another great help when writing a novel. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:13 am

@kjerstinwittwer: I'm going to throw in a plug for yWriter. SO GOOD for noveling! http://t.co/hcc0iUv6 #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:13 am

@KarenB_Schwartz: I only use Scrivener for the first draft, then I revise in Word. Other tools: Post-Its, Twizzlers #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:13 am

@JillCorcoran: but do u trust dropbox not to lose your work? do u then resave to ur computer or leave in dropbox and delete file off documents #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:13 am

@WendyMartinArt: I want a program that I can use on my wall so I can spread out all the pages and see what's where. #wishfulthinking #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:14 am

@ixtumea: Is it just me or are those writing mags just the same old, same old? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:14 am

@kamikinard: I am guessing we need to pick, right? Scrivener, ywriter, omm, etc..... ? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:14 am

@DonelleLacy: perfect topic tonight! I've been looking for a way to plot out my second novel. Any suggestions on software or technique? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:14 am

@JillCorcoran: is tweetchat working for all of you right now? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:14 am

@kamikinard: @JillCorcoran It's slow #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:14 am

@ixtumea: I do have my own story paradigm that I can use on my laptop and find in the different acts. #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@SheviStories: @JillCorcoran TweetChat is working for me, but it's a little slow. #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@gregpincus: @JillCorcoran Not so much, Jill. It's lagging. But it's slowly catching up. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@TracyEWymer: @KarenB_Schwartz similar method. Scrivener is awesome. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@DonelleLacy: my tweets don't seem to be showing up. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@KarenB_Schwartz: @JillCorcoran Yes, but it's slown #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@JoanHolub: @JillCorcoran Not for me, Jill. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@Brent_Watson41: @JillCorcoran Your post just came up in my tweetchat feed. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@KarlaKT: @SheviStories Ooh...great idea...I'm a pretty fast talker! Available for download? #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@gregpincus: @KatGirl_Studio Yeah, I think Pinterest for storing any visual related to a project could be a really great tool #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:15 am

@DonelleLacy: @JillCorcoran nope. My tweets aren't showing up even with the hashtag #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:16 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @JillCorcoran Lagging but working. #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:16 am

@KimBriggs_Write: Exercise and yoga really help my writing. When I can't exercise, my brain goes to sleep #kidlitchat #amwriting
March 7, 2012, 2:16 am

@ElanaRoth: @gregpincus @JillCorcoran Twitter has been having search issues all day, which is probably why it isn't scraping the hashtag. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:16 am

@AnnStampler: I just came on & I'm going, oh, perhaps this is my problem. I'm using a pilot pen & many, many Word print-ups. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:16 am

@AlexisKG: @KarenB_Schwartz I've got the post-its, but TWIZZLERS. *grabs keys* *heads to store* #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:16 am

@kjerstinwittwer: Music is important too. Good music can help writing immensely. And bad music can kill it. #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:17 am

@JillCorcoran: @gregpincus @KatGirl_Studio I think Pinterest is fantastic for writers, illustrators, editors and agents. Luv it #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:17 am

@ixtumea: I hope Jill can get in as she can give some awesome advice/suggestions. LIke her one client is the author of PLOT WHISPERER. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:17 am

@AnnStampler: @kamikinard A woman after my own heart. Without post-its, there are no novels around here! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:17 am

@kamikinard: @AnnStampler :) I think I buy them by the pound. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:17 am

@SheviStories: @JillCorcoran How do you use Pinterest? Right now I'm just pinning things I love, like quotes about books. #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@ixtumea: I use Google images all the time. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@JoanHolub: @KarlaKT Not sure if this helps, but with each draft I add a +1 as in GG1, GG2, GG3. That way I can go back if needed. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@ixtumea: @JillCorcoran I just mentioned how much I love the book PLOT WHISPERER. #Kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@kjerstinwittwer: Writing blogs are helpful for motivation, too. A good blogger = a good muse. #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@kamikinard: @kjerstinwittwer Really? Do you log into your Pinterest Account when you want to see them? Do you let others see? #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@KimBriggs_Write: @JillCorcoran Tweets are definitely sluggish. And doesn't seem to be posting well #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:18 am

@SheviStories: I'm an illustrator, so I sometimes draw my own characters, even if the book won't have illustrations. #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:19 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @SheviStories I pin things for specific projects. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:19 am

@DonelleLacy: guess I'm just going to have to watch the chat and can't participate tonight. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:19 am

@kamikinard: @SheviStories I do that too. And I'm not even an illustrator... #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:19 am

@ixtumea: I just have a hard time finding photos for my Latino characters. Pout. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:19 am

@Bridgette_Booth: I'm scared of pinterest b/c I think I'd spend too much time there. No? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:19 am

@JillCorcoran: @SheviStories I list the books I rep, have a board called JOY that inspires me and my writing, follow other people's book boards #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @SheviStories I keep a different board for each novel. Characters, objects, etc. Looking at it collected like that is inspiring. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@kamikinard: @ixtumea My revisions look like they have post-it fringe. I take them in on school visits. Great visual. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@TracyEWymer: Yesterday I gave a talk about creative writing to other independent school teachers. Here's my Prezi... http://t.co/SWpAJCF6 #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@KarenB_Schwartz: @AlexisKG The missing ingredient! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@JillCorcoran: @Bridgette_Booth nah, I did at first but now it is really a great tool for inspiration and info gathering. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@whbeck: @campsarah Unrelated to #kidlitchat: my 1st grdrs read WOLFSNAIL today; loved your "behind the bk" slideshow. Excited to see you on Twitter!
March 7, 2012, 2:20 am

@AlexisKG: @KatGirl_Studio Do you keep those boards private, then? I only just signed up; I'm unsure how to proceed. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @Bridgette_Booth Oh, you will. But it can be productive time. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@ixtumea: @TeashaSeitz Yes! That's it. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@gregpincus: So, @JillCorcoran mentioned Dropbox earlier. It and other cloud storage tools are great for saving AND syncing across devices #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@DonelleLacy: @Bridgette_Booth that's very easy to do. It's why I've been staying away from it, even after I got an account. #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @Bridgette_Booth depends on you, I spend less than 5 mins a day on it. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@kamikinard: @Bridgette_Booth You will at first, but then you learn to just check in from time to time... stuff recycles #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@BlakeHamilton: @WendyMartinArt Me too. For first drafts. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@KarlaKT: @JoanHolub Good idea. I know authors who only save most recent update, but I keep it all . Funny, I rarely if ever go back. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:21 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @AlexisKG at the moment all my boards are public. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:22 am

@kamikinard: @AlexisKG That's what I want to know! Do you keep Pin boards for WIPs private #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:22 am

@AnnStampler: Shoot, this really isn't working. I just got a reply on my tweet wall that didn't show here. Until next time, guys. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:22 am

@DonelleLacy: I think I figured out how to get Tweetchat to work now. I hope #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:23 am

@julianhector: @gregpincus I'm eager to learn about these magic candles. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:23 am

@Bridgette_Booth: Good to know. Have been dismissing it, but will have to re-think. Thanks.#kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:24 am

@BonnieAdamson: @jessStorkwrites Magic candles are all Greg, lol #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:24 am

@AudryT: It's harder than for white characters. RT @ixtumea: I just have a hard time finding photos for my Latino characters. Pout. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:24 am

@BonnieAdamson: Me, too RT @julianhector: @gregpincus I'm eager to learn about these magic candles. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:24 am

@gregpincus: @julianhector Well, I also had an "other lawyer be stupid" candle, but my attorney friend said it didn't work. So, I'm dubious. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:24 am

@DonelleLacy: Question for anyone about plotting: software or the old-fashioned way? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:24 am

@JillCorcoran: my greatest writing tool...a really big desk so visually everything I need is in front of me, esp for poetry anthologies. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@KarlaKT: @kamikinard I do that, too! My novel draft is a neon fringe-fest. Should buy stock in post its #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@AlexisKG: @KatGirl_Studio @kamikinard Do people then interact with that board, if it's public? Does that inform your process in any way? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@JoanHolub: @KarlaKT Saving multiple drafts is a security blanket. I've had to go back at times. I know authors who don't save olds. Yikes #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@ixtumea: @AudryT P*rn stuff. Very frustrating. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@KatGirl_Studio: But ya, I use Scrivener for all my writing. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@WendyMartinArt: @BlakeHamilton I like the hands-on approach for beginnings. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:25 am

@gregpincus: @DonelleLacy Experiment and see what works for you. I don't think there's a real answer. #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:26 am

@kamikinard: @AlexisKG I've never used Pinterest for writing... new concept for me. My current boards are public. Don't use it much. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:27 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @AlexisKG What do you mean? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:27 am

@DonelleLacy: @JoanHolub definitely multiple drafts. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:27 am

@TracyEWymer: participating tonight while holding child.... not recommendedn #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:27 am

@deegarretson: I worry spending too much time organizing, making bulletin boards etc., is just a way to procrastinate, I'm already good at that #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:27 am

@DonelleLacy: @gregpincus starting into that now. But I do like to know what's out there to choose from. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:27 am

@BlakeHamilton: @WendyMartinArt Me too. You're less likely to go backwards or get stuck with ink on a page. You can only cross out so much. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:28 am

@JoanHolub: @DonelleLacy I've tried software, but just can't plot w it. I did write a first draft using DragonDictate voice software. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:28 am

@AlexisKG: @kamikinard I have so many articles saved for future, it's hard to make sense of them at a glance; I'm thinking of translating. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:28 am

@KarlaKT: @JoanHolub Sometimes I over-vise and need to go back to the clarity of earlier draft. Not often enough to justiify clutter tho #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:28 am

@JoanHolub: @deegarretson Same here, Dee. I get all organized but can't plot with software. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:29 am

@AlexisKG: Back to OmmWriter, what I use it most for is individual scenes, when I need to focus, and know the start & end goal. So useful. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:29 am

@DonelleLacy: @JoanHolub I really have a feeling I'm going to have to make an outline in photoshop with bubbles to fill in #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:29 am

@kamikinard: @KarlaKT I know.... but you can get deals on them from time to time! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:30 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @kamikinard They're public. I don't worry about people stealing ideas, because they could use the same inspiration differently. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:30 am

@gregpincus: @JoanHolub Did you like the writing via dictation option? I know there's a software-learning curve, but talk about freedon! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:30 am

@BlakeHamilton: @iawriter is also a great application on Mac and iPad (keyboard

necessary) for distraction-free writing. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:30 am

@deegarretson: @JoanHolub I can't even plot on a computer, have to use a notebook to really think #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:30 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @JillCorcoran yes it's a fantastic tool. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:30 am

@kjerstinwittwer: Best plotting material: a giant sheet of paper and colored markers. Nothing's ever beat it. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:31 am

@DonelleLacy: I don't know if there's a software that does that. Bubbles to fill in and arrows to each. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:31 am

@WendyMartinArt: I do most things in the computer, but there is nothing for me to keep track of things better than lots of scrap paper #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:31 am

@gregpincus: @DonelleLacy I like inspriation (http://t.co/Q43G3KSN) for outlining. Even has a 30 day free trial #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:31 am

@TracyEWymer: has scrivener come out with ipad app yet? #kidlitchat #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:31 am

@DonelleLacy: @WendyMartinArt I write ideas down in little miniature notebooks. It feels like a treasure trove! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@kamikinard: @kjerstinwittwer true... I was thinking along the lines of not wanting folks to see what you're working on... if they could tell #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@JoanHolub: Has anyone tried Dragon Dictate? I cut a finger and needed to type. yeoch. It helped me get thru the 1st draft. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @DonelleLacy Try https://t.co/ssOynvlU . Free version's enough to get you by. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@TracyEWymer: I don't know, the iPad is like a million scraps of paper that you never lose. Good for jotting down anything... #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@DonelleLacy: @gregpincus Thanks! That looks like what I'd want. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@TracyEWymer: Yikes, this is slow tonight... #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:32 am

@TeashaSeitz: @WendyMartinArt try 3x5 index cards #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:33 am

@JoanHolub: @JillCorcoran Exactly, Jill. I have a drafting table from when I illustrated. Spread out those stacks of paper. Heaven. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:33 am

@kamikinard: @kjerstinwittwer Patti Gauch made us do that with markers and paper, It was so helpful and I'd never done it #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:33 am

@Bridgette_Booth: @kjerstinwittwer Do you hang it on wall after done? Heard one writer keeps it in blueprint tube and pulls out as needed. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:33 am

@WendyMartinArt: @TeashaSeitz LOL I don't like them, too neat. I like the little scraps for some reason they work for me. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:33 am

@kamikinard: @Bridgette_Booth Blueprint tube sounds like a great idea for it. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:34 am

@kamikinard: Great ideas tonight. I'm amazed by what I didn't know I didn't know. Have to go though, Goodnight! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:34 am

@DonelleLacy: markers and paper outlining would be great save for how much I'd have to erase or cross out! (or tear up) #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:34 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @kamikinard I've gotten past that by not linking Pinterest to Facebook. Keeps it more private; fewer ?'s from real-life friends. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:35 am

@BonnieAdamson: @kamikinard g'night! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:35 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @Bridgette_Booth Yup! Had a GIANT one across my bedroom wall one semester. Very motivating! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:35 am

@kjerstinwittwer: There's something freeing about a big sheet of paper, too. You feel all artsy making bold strokes across it with fatty markers. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:36 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus I use the web app http://t.co/Kk3T6y2x when I need to focus and write instead of staring at the walls or ceiling. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:36 am

@DonelleLacy: @kjerstinwittwer traditional media is always such fun! I do miss it when I use my tablet #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:37 am

@KatGirl_Studio: Who else makes music playlists for their projects? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:37 am

@KarlaKT: Hah...have been talking to myself over here with no hashtags! Best purchase was cushy adjustable desk chair...calls my name. #KidLitChat
March 7, 2012, 2:38 am

@DonelleLacy: does anyone else do character playlists or mood playlists? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:38 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio jinx! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:38 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus But sometimes staring at the walls and ceiling becomes a productive endeavor in itself. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:38 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @DonelleLacy I do. #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:39 am

@Bridgette_Booth: @kamikinard I thought blueprint tube sounded good too. I want to carry one around to look business-y. Or at least like FedEx.:) #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:39 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio I just posted the same question myself! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:39 am

@Bridgette_Booth: @kjerstinwittwer Inspiring too, I bet. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:39 am

@gregpincus: @coachhays64 I like http://t.co/6v4Tu0qJ too. I also like Freedom software - turns off your access to the Web! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:40 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio cool! I'm listening to one of my youtube playlists #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:42 am

@JillCorcoran: thank you all so much for dropbox info. so glad it will work the way I want it to. ok...back to making dinner for the crew. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:42 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @DonelleLacy I'm trying to find the right song. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:42 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus I'll have to check Freedom out. Have you tried the iPad app version of http://t.co/Kk3T6y2x ? Curious if the same #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:43 am

@DonelleLacy: @JillCorcoran night, Jill! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:43 am

@shyjot: @kjerstinwittwer I use my kids' roll of "butcher paper" - awesome for free association outlining #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:44 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio I do that. Is your book coming out soon or still shopping? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:44 am

@jessStorkwrites: So I'm late to chat tonight, but has anyone mentioned Scrivner as a writing tool? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:44 am

@gregpincus: @coachhays64 Don't tell anyone, but I am iPad-less. (Gift idea. Just saying.). #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:44 am

@WendyMartinArt: @gregpincus I am without as well. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:45 am

@word_working: @SheviStories I created a board for 'pinning' images that conjure up the characters & settings in my ms #kidlitchat: http://t.co/bBwTfthf…
March 7, 2012, 2:45 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @shyjot It's freeing to have THAT much paper to mess with... If it doesn't work, you can scrap it and start over, no guilt. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:45 am

@kjerstinwittwer: @jessStorkwriters Yup... It showed up early, haha. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:45 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio gotcha. Congrats! Book-related things are fun to work on. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:46 am

@gregpincus: I hate to cut out early from #kidlitchat, but I have to dash. See y'all next week (or, ya know, in between chats)!
March 7, 2012, 2:46 am

@AlexisKG: @KatGirl_Studio Oh, mostly that I'm unsure how, if I start up w/Pinterest, I'll manage to stick with it & make it effective. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:47 am

@BonnieAdamson: @gregpincus On, Dasher! :-) #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:48 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @DonelleLacy It's one of the things I do for work, book trailers and book covers. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:48 am

@coachhays64: @gregpincus I am also iPad-less. And I am forced to watch the rest of the family enjoy their school iPads. Cruel and unusual. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:48 am

@jessStorkwrites: Coupon organizers are great for organizing plots and pesky sub plots on index cards. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:49 am

@word_working: @SheviStories My apologies: had 2 Tweet glitches in a row... http://t.co/SOjkUMaL #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:50 am

@jessStorkwrites: @michaelascotto Train writing.... now that sounds great.. very Agatha Christie. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:51 am

@coachhays64: @KatGirl_Studio No playlists, but I do find myself listening to the same music over and over and over again during a project. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:51 am

@DonelleLacy: @AlexisKG I don't know how I can make it effective either. So far I just use it to waste time and oogle Doctor Who images #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:51 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio freelance or company? I'd love to do book covers! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:52 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @coachhays64 lol isn't that the same thing? #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:52 am

@jessStorkwrites: @coachhays64 @gregpincus That is a rather unique form of torture... especially for a writer. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:52 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @DonelleLacy freelance, I own my own studio. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:54 am

@AlexisKG: @DonelleLacy That's pretty much how I try to manipulate everything in my life to being. #writinglife #thebest #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:54 am

@jessStorkwrites: @DonelleLacy @AlexisKG Looking at Dr Who images is never a waste of time. You could use it to research for characters and such. #kidlitchat

March 7, 2012, 2:55 am

@KatApel: RT @gregpincus: @coachhays64 Don't tell anyone, but I am iPad-less. (Gift idea. Just saying.). #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:55 am

@AlexisKG: @jessStorkwrites @DonelleLacy ALL the things. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:55 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio I wondered that - what with the KatGirl Studio and all, but I wasn't sure. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:55 am

@DonelleLacy: @jessStorkwrites Well, the Doc already inspired a steampunk airship captain. I call him Trav. He's a Trav'ler #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:56 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @DonelleLacy yep, I do work for a variety of different clients. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:57 am

@coachhays64: @KatGirl_Studio I mean like Avett Brothers Live CD everyday for a month. A true playlist should have at least some variety. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:57 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio I always ask freelancers how they got started in it, and got clients. I'd like to put this MFA to use. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:58 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @coachhays64 not necessarily. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:59 am

@DonelleLacy: @jessStorkwrites Not sure really. So far just little Flash Fictions I posted on the Absolute Write forums #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 2:59 am

@DonelleLacy: @jessStorkwrites but I love the character! I'll definitely try to put him in a novel sometime #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 3:00 am

@jessStorkwrites: @DonelleLacy Cool. Do you have links, I'd love to read about Trav. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 3:01 am

@KatGirl_Studio: @DonelleLacy being online a lot, I'm also repped by a creative staffing agency. Most of my clients find me on the internet. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 3:01 am

@BonnieAdamson: Thanks for the cool tool chat, everyone--off to see if I can capture a transcript. Goodnight! #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 3:02 am

@DonelleLacy: @KatGirl_Studio being online a lot I can do! (and do, actually) I have no rep right now though. #kidlitchat
March 7, 2012, 3:02 am

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