#storiedTYM

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#storiedTYM •  November 11, 2010

Story Bleed Magazine’s first ever open twitter chat with our Editors.
Celebrating the announcement of our new Editorial staff.
Sponsored by Procter & Gamble’s Thank You Mom.

Selected transcribed tweets represent some of our favorite moments during our one hour public chat with the Story Bleed Editors, a discussion that focused on the art and process of writing.  Evidenced by the enthusiastic turnout and engagement, our community craves exploration of the craft of writing.  We look forward to you joining us for our next #storied chat with the Editors!

Transcribed in reverse (oldest to newest).
We recommend scrolling to the bottom and reading your way back up.

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Deb Rox
Reading stream from @storybleed Editors Chat last night, completely in awe of writers’ community blogging creates. #storiedTYM
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Nish
Wow. A hearty round of applause to the @StoryBleed crew for the discussion tonight. I feel emboldened & inspired. #storiedTYM
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Chef Connie Bearden
chefconstance Chef Connie Bearden
I write because I feel the inherent need to share my experiences and misery with others, no matter how trite #storiedTYM
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Amy Pryor
amypryorfineart Amy Pryor
I writw 2 allow ppl 2 read the story behind my paintings. Art is so more 2 me than the paint. thr is always a story behind it. #storiedTYM
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Zizzivivizz
zizzivivizz Zizzivivizz
Thank you to @storybleed and gang for starting a great conversation about writing. I hope it’s only the beginning. #storiedTYM
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Pam
Now. Where is the WRITING conference? Where we leave the talk of money and brand behind? #storiedTYM
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Natalie
boingerhead Natalie
I write to connect, and to remember #storiedtym
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Molly Snyder
MollyinMinn Molly Snyder
Loved the #storiedTYM chat. Feeling energized and more focused than ever.
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Craig Scognamiglio
CraigBelieves Craig Scognamiglio
#storiedTYM so many amazing voices, so much to learn, now that it’s slowed down somebody tell me how to save this – please and thank you
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
Thank you to @storybleed and @velveteenmind for tonights #storiedtym chat. You inspire me. Thanks everyone for participating! You rock!
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Kelli Stuart
kellistuart Kelli Stuart
Ditto! RT @postpartumprogr: Thanks 2 @storybleed & P&G I have a gazillion more fab women I need to follow + a couple dudes. Ack! #storiedTYM
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Katherine Stone
postpartumprogr Katherine Stone
And now, thanks to @storybleed & P&G I have a gazillion more fab women I need to follow + a couple dudes. Ack! #storiedTYM
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Rita Arens
ritaarens Rita Arens
Great job @storybleed . You definitely made me want more. ;)
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Carrington
OrganicLifeLove Carrington
I’m so inspired and renewed now- thank you guys! #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Big love for P&G for supporting our community of writers.Learn more about Thank You Mom writing contest www.thankyoumom.com #storiedtym
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Sara Sophia
sarasophia Sara Sophia
@storybleed Pieced together from RT’s: Merciless Beautiful Courage–for whatever YOUR story is. #storiedTYM
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Vanessa Druckman

FrenchFoodieMom Vanessa Druckman

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@BarbaraJones I write to see the joy in the routine and to laugh at the chaos. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Writers rock my world. I can’t imagine not having this community of creatives. #storiedtym
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Jennifer Doyle

playgroupie Jennifer Doyle

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@debontherocks This is why I try to be kind and generous w/my knowledge when it comes to new bloggers. We were all there once. #storiedTYM
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San Diego Momma
SanDiegoMomma San Diego Momma
@lilaccitymomma When I write for me…it’s more raw…and I find that those stories resonant more w/ my readers #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Thank you to all of our @StoryBleed editors for our 1st editors chat! Meet them @ http://clicky.me/storiedTYM #storiedTYM
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Miss Banshee
missbanshee Miss Banshee
I write because I honestly think I’d be institutionalized long-term if I didn’t have the outlet. #storiedTYM
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Dawn

pgoodness Dawn

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@chickybaby sometimes just writing it frees you from it #storiedtym
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Jennifer Doyle
playgroupie Jennifer Doyle
Thanks P&G’s Thank You Mom Contest! http://thankyoumom.com #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
RT @VelveteenMind: Thanks to P&G’s Thank You Mom contest where we encourage u to write ab ur mom. Visit http://thankyoumom.com #storiedTYM
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Aaron
I write b/c it’s the best/only way I can know myself and make sense of life as it happens. #storiedtym
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
.@CrunchyCarpets Every open wound eventually heals. No matter how many times you pick the scab. Scar just gets tougher. #storiedtym
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Rita Arens

ritaarens Rita Arens

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@debontherocks I read to get jealous so I’ll write. #storiedtym
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Deb Rox
We need to read more. Writers need readers, on and offline, and in our homes. #storiedtym
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Huge thanks to P&G’s Thank You Mom contest where we encourage you to write ab your mom. Visit http://thankyoumom.com #storiedTYM
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Megan Jordan
VelveteenMind Megan Jordan
Huge thanks to P&G’s Thank You Mom contest where we encourage you to write ab your mom. Visit http://thankyoumom.com #storiedTYM
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birdonthestreet

birdonthestreet birdonthestreet

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@mrlady I have a “mother’s notebook” that is always with me. Never know when I’ll be inspired. #storiedtym
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melissa
I write because I want to remember the little things and how I felt about them. Writing also helps me sort out my thoughts. #storiedTYM
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BarbaraJones
BarbaraJones BarbaraJones
@velveteenmind Why do i feel a @storybleed writer’s retreat idea brewing ala Chelsea Hotel ? #storiedTYM
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HeatheroftheEO
HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO
The beauty of writing isn’t in who will read it or if it will bring success.It’s all abt the process & the way it changes me. #storiedTYM
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Kelli Stuart
kellistuart Kelli Stuart
I like writing to preserve history. I’m blessed with a great legacy-I want to pass it on. #storiedTYM
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Dawn

pgoodness Dawn

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@Issascrazyworld I write FOR me, but as if I am talking TO my friends. #storiedtym But I don’t do it often enough
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Katherine Stone
postpartumprogr Katherine Stone
Hard 2 b a creative person. Creativity is so subjective. That’s why we’re like moths 2 the flame when it comes 2 peer support #storiedTYM
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Pam
I love that in this hour discussion no one beat the word “authentic” to death. #storiedTYM
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Laurie White

lauriewrites Laurie White

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@schmutzie I’d been blocked for years. Now I never take for granted the ability to hit a button & bam, published. So cool. #storiedtym
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Robin Dance

PensieveRobin Robin Dance

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@debontherocks I’m jazzed. #storiedTYM has definitely touched a nerve with the Twitterazzis, no?
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Our hour is up. THANK YOU! We are beside ourselves. #storiedTYM is fabulously yours! We are inspired. Listening still.
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Joy B
RT @emilychats Beautiful chats with beautiful writers-thank you editors of @storybleed and P&Gs Thank You Mom Campaign! #storiedtym
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Deborah
@StoryBleed I think by writing w/honesty & integrity it allows us to b vulnerable & fosters tryst & relationships #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller

redneckmommy Tanis Miller

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@LilacCityMomma write for yourself. It’s the only way to be honest. Honesty is the only thing readers will respond to. #storiedtym
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@beccasara I still have a journal on my bedside table. I cherish it. #storiedtym
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Robin Dance

PensieveRobin Robin Dance

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@StoryBleed Sharing our thoughts in written form preserves them; it’s a beautiful treasure for our children…& theirs. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
I love helping new bloggers find the resources that compel them to connect more. It actually reinvigorated me, too. #storiedTYM
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emily freeman
emilychats emily freeman
Beautiful chats with beautiful writers-thank you editors of @storybleed and P&Gs Thank You Mom Campaign! East coast girl to bed. #storiedtym
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Rebecca Levey

beccasara Rebecca Levey

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@barbarajones guess that’s where an offline journal still works. You can only be so honest online and not hurt others. #storiedTYM
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Emily Elling
designhermomma Emily Elling
Honestly, anything I’ve ever written that I’ve been proud of, I’ve written for free. #storiedTYM
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Schmutzie

schmutzie Schmutzie

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@lauriewrites I’ve always be a writer, too. Blogging gave me a voice I never knew I had. #storiedtym
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Candace Baltz-Smylie
sugarmamabaking Candace Baltz-Smylie
You can help others feel empowered by reading what they have to say. Not critiquing, just reading #storiedTYM
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Lori King Brown
lorikingbrown Lori King Brown
Writing allows me to be me when the moms at the bus stop don’t. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@StoryBleed By respecting ourselves and each other enough to not pander or manipulate, but to build up and support. #storiedtym
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jenniferolson
coconutbelly jenniferolson
@storybleed encourage by listening. #storiedtym
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@StoryBleed By writing our own. By sharing our stories mercilessly with each other. #storiedtym
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Laurie White
lauriewrites Laurie White
I’ve always been a writer. Blogging gave me a medium to immediately publish, & colleagues/community, which was a nice surprise. #storiedtym
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Morningsidemom

MorningsideMom Morningsidemom

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@IlinaP @mrlady So grateful when I get a paycheck for something I write. But love nothing more than writing for free for me. #storiedTYM
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Sarcomical (Melissa)
Sarcomical Sarcomical (Melissa)
i think processing through your experience in words brings a clarity that can’t be attained any other way. #storiedTYM
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brigid day
brigidday brigid day
I write because it seems more sane than talking to myself. #storiedTYM
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Joy B
I’ve found that telling my story invites others to share theirs, if only with me. It gets things out in the open. #storiedtym
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Carrington

OrganicLifeLove Carrington

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@StoryBleed By being honest & authentic ourselves. Lead by example. Ask questions. Encourage and support new bloggers/writers. #storiedTYM
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Beth
I write to raise awareness for #Downsyndrome #storiedtym
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Molly Snyder

MollyinMinn Molly Snyder

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@PensieveRobin Exactly. Just stop. Step back. And stop looking for the big. #storiedTYM
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Emily Elling

designhermomma Emily Elling

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@Greeblemonkey oh yes, I would consider myself a storyteller. #storiedTYM
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Chantel
KnowMeLoveMe Chantel
I have a story to tell. I wish I wasn’t so scared to share it. #storiedTYM
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Hanan

LilacCityMomma Hanan

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@KnowMeLoveMe That is why I write about my girls and raising them! So I can look back at it one day =) #storiedTYM
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Candace Baltz-Smylie
sugarmamabaking Candace Baltz-Smylie
I write because it is awkward to be the only one laughing #storiedtym
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HeatheroftheEO

HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO

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@tabulous @MollyinMinn Me too. Always in the shower. Clearest (cleanest?heh) head space location I suppose. #storiedTYM
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Aimee Giese

Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

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@IlinaP I would love to have more writing in my life. #storiedTYM
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Sara Sophia
sarasophia Sara Sophia
@storybleed I think by quantifying that there IS no perfect story–no perfect storyteller. The beauty is in the raw. #storiedTYM
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Morningsidemom
MorningsideMom Morningsidemom
I write because I think. #storiedTYM
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
Sweet mercy, am I the only one or has this hour for #storiedTYM & @StoryBleed FLOWN faster than a speeding bullet?
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Morningsidemom
MorningsideMom Morningsidemom
I write b/c I just can’t leave it well enough alone. I write b/c I like to make noise. I write b/c I might make some sense. #storiedTYM
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BarbaraJones

BarbaraJones BarbaraJones

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@beccasara @daniellesmithtv @tabulous @designhermomma It would probably feel super liberating to REALLY say all you want to #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Need more! rt@ritaarens: I came in here to fix a few things before I leave to go out of town, but you guys sucked me in. Wow. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady
mrlady Mr Lady
.@postpartumprogr I am so humbled at the amount of participation we’ve had tonight. Viva la pens! #storiedtym
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HeatheroftheEO

HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO

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@mrlady @MrsLoulou I try not to take it too seriously, believe it will pass, surrender to the quiet and then BOOM-inspiration. #storiedTYM
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Joy B
Sometimes I walk away and forget about the blog to get out of a funk. Other times I write to find the source of the funk. #storiedtym
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Chantel
KnowMeLoveMe Chantel
I wish I had started blogging when I was pregnant w/ my daughter 8 yrs ago. It would be great to look back now on the insanity. #storiedTYM
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Molly Gold

MyGOMOM Molly Gold

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@DanielleSmithTV @BarbaraJones Anonymous would be only way I could begin blogging with a true writers heart and personally~ #StoriedTYM
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
Best way to get out of a blog funk is to close your laptop! Experience friends/family/Creation/new things/LIFE! cc: @MrsLoulou #storiedTYM
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Katherine Stone
postpartumprogr Katherine Stone
I think @storybleed may have just started a writer’s club, or forum, or salon, or something … #storiedTYM
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birdonthestreet

birdonthestreet birdonthestreet

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@MrsLoulou I’d say write a lot of junk and then edit it into submission. #storiedtym
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jenniferolson
coconutbelly jenniferolson
@MrsLoulou i write a letter to my kids to get myself out of a funk. sometimes it works. #storiedTYM
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Molly Snyder
MollyinMinn Molly Snyder
Sometimes, as someone who needs to keep my day job, I find the combination of trying to write honestly a real challenge. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Finally (bc wow, ya’ll, hour’s up): How can we encourage others to feel empowered to write their stories? #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@IlinaP @redneckmommy @morningsidemom @corinafiore I write for a living and I blog for my life. Both have equal merit. #storiedtym
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candacesmylie
candacesmylie candacesmylie
I write because it is my chronic diagnosis; compulsive. I catalog snapshots so that others can know they’re not alone. #storiedtym
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rebecca
dramaformama rebecca
#storiedtym thank you to so many of my most favorite writers for your inspiring tweets…ur getting me thru my 8 hr car ride
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Sarcomical (Melissa)
Sarcomical Sarcomical (Melissa)
i used to write about everything; then worried i was repeating the same sad story. i stopped. then i realized it didn’t matter. #storiedTYM
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Tania
As someone wise once said, Truth is Beauty. But how do you face everyday life once you’ve spilled your ugly/beautiful truth? #storiedtym
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Jenny Meade
cadykansas Jenny Meade
I write because words and thoughts and regrets and wins will choke me until I let them out. I acknowledge them so I can sleep. #storiedtym
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
.@MrsLoulou A redesign helps, sometimes a short break helps. But mostly I find just pushing through and writing works best. #storiedtym
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Arianne Segerman

ToThink Arianne Segerman

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@MrsLoulou I can only write my way out of a blog funk… #storiedTYM
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Tabatha M.
tabulous Tabatha M.
.@MollyinMinn it’s like i can’t help it any more. and i’m ALWAYS in the shower when the best lines come to me #storiedtym
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Tara R.
Tara_R Tara R.
@clementinenw @brigidday exactly. I can write often what I cant put into words out loud. #storiedTYM
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Sarah
SarahInMI Sarah
#storiedTYM I write because it is how I process what is going on in my life.
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Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
rebeccakeenan Rebecca Cuneo Keenan
Satisfaction from good writing only barely edges out the dread I feel when starting. Writing is hard, yet I feel compelled. #storiedTYM
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slouchy
plainlysarah slouchy
I write in order to process my life, and yours, and our life together. #storiedTYM
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HeatheroftheEO
HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO
I am LOVING the depth of insight/wisdom/honesty/wit ETC to this conversation. You all are total rock stars. Thank you. #storiedTYM
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
Having lost my mom when I was 9, there’s SO much I wish I could ask her! WRITE FOR YOUR CHILDREN! Not necessarily ABOUT them tho #storiedTYM
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Julia
I don’t know why I write just that I need to… #storiedtym
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Joy B
I write because people won’t talk about the things I’m wrestling with. I have to get it out, and others are searching too. #storiedtym
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Rita Arens
ritaarens Rita Arens
Adversity introduces a man to himself. -unknown (should’ve been “woman) #storiedtym
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Lisa Douglas

crazyadventures Lisa Douglas

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@FeelsLikeHome I speak to myself in my head, narrating my story as though I’m writing it. I thought I was the only one. #storiedTYM
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Tracy Morrison
sellabitmum Tracy Morrison
The importance of writing needs to be passed down. I write – not just blog. My 7 year old has started writing stories daily. #storiedTYM
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Wino Becks
WinoBecks Wino Becks
I’ve pretty much been an open book except for one thing which I’ve not yet blogged. Maybe one day. #storiedtym
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slouchy
plainlysarah slouchy
I write because I can’t not write. I know; I’ve tried it. #storiedTYM
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Ilina Ewen
IlinaP Ilina Ewen
Writing can fuel a revolution, big and small. I’m proud to have contributed to my own fights (ahem, Wake Cty school board). #storiedTYM
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jennster
jennster jennster
if i didn’t write, my head would explode. there’s only so much room for all these thoughts, emotions, feelings & experiences. #storiedtym
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Craig Scognamiglio
CraigBelieves Craig Scognamiglio
#storiedTYM I write to save the strangers, family, cats, inanimate objects, who would have to listen to my ramblings, from untold suffering.
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Wino Becks
WinoBecks Wino Becks
I write because I like to look back and remember. And because it’s therapeutic for me. #storiedtym
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Aimee Giese

Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

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@redneckmommy @mrlady Sent mom a journal to fill out since she’s been ill & she said maybe she would record it on tape. Maybe. #storiedTYM
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Christin
I write to release passion and at times frustrations. I jot notes & ideas all throughout the day & journal. #storiedtym
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Amber Haines

amberrunsamuck Amber Haines

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@debontherocks @nevertruetales Today I wrote because I was sorry. Ah, it’s been a while for that reason. #storiedTYM
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MegsInk
MegsInk MegsInk
I write to make sense of it all… to release it & to look back & be able to laugh &/or cry about it. But mostly, I type. #storiedTYM
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Tabatha M.
tabulous Tabatha M.
i write because i don’t know who i am without it. i inhertied that from my mother, & suspect my kids will get it from me #storiedtym
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Laurie White

lauriewrites Laurie White

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@Greeblemonkey It’s been a lifelong thing for me. The blog just gave me a crazy immediate, interactive outlet for it. #storiedtym
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carrie koehmstedt
koehmstedt carrie koehmstedt
I write for an outlet because I write better than I talk and also ’cause I feel it’s easier for people to read on their own time #storiedTYM
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Morningsidemom
MorningsideMom Morningsidemom
I write because it breaks me down, heals me, builds me back up and shapes me. I write because it makes me feel so much better. #storiedTYM
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Bonnie Stewart
bonstewart Bonnie Stewart
will @storybleed be collecting/sharing #storiedTYM somewhere? i’m researching social media & identity & this is the chorus #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Reading stories is bearing witness. RT@Viviborne: Most importantly, I read your work because you spoke. #storiedTYM
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Rita Arens
ritaarens Rita Arens
Circus knife throwers know it is indeed possible to be perfect. John Gardner Writing prof gave me that one. #storiedtym (explains a lot)
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Carrington
OrganicLifeLove Carrington
I write to make a difference, and in hope of having some influence- I don’t feel like I have any with people IRL. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady
mrlady Mr Lady
I find the people who think themselves most incapable of being serious do it the best. #storiedtym
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Ilina Ewen
IlinaP Ilina Ewen
Writing is cathartic, regardless the audience or PR pitches that come from it. The rewards for me are not monetary (yet). ;-) #storiedTYM
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Issascrazyworld
Issascrazyworld Issascrazyworld
I write for me. I write for my audience too. But mostly I write for me. It’s like breathing, it’s something I have to do. #storiedtym
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Sherry Aikens
Babypop Sherry Aikens
@LilacCityMomma I write to clear my mind then worry sometime stuff should not be said out loud #dontpost #storiedTYM
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Kelli Stuart
kellistuart Kelli Stuart
If ever I need writing inspiration, I read Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina. I generally find myself much more lyrical afterward. #storiedTYM
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Amy Turn Sharp
amyturnsharp Amy Turn Sharp
“I do things like get in a taxi and say, “The library, and step on it.” -David Foster Wallace #storiedTYM
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Vivienne Borne
Viviborne Vivienne Borne
Most importantly, I read your work because you spoke. #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
.@BusyDadBlog I don’t hide. I stand straight and let my fear seep out of me from my wounds until I’m healed. #storiedtym
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Tabatha M.
tabulous Tabatha M.
i am just watching in awe over here, too scared to try and throw my half a cent in #storiedtym
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
I write to remember. #storiedTYM
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Molly Snyder
MollyinMinn Molly Snyder
Whenever people ask me my goal, I tell them (honestly) that I just want my kids to hear my voice someday. #storiedTYM
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Vivienne Borne
Viviborne Vivienne Borne
Because I know what it is like to have words abounding from your soul and wonder if anyone hears you. #storiedTYM
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Jennifer Doyle
playgroupie Jennifer Doyle
I make an effort to be in the moment, spent too much time writing posts in my head and missing out on actual experiences. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
It is amazing to think of the chronicled lives of writers’ kids!So much love and insight. @drbabymamadrama: @IlinaP @ritaarens #storiedtym
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Emily Elling
designhermomma Emily Elling
Although I’ve never had a blog schedule, by any means, I often find myself searching for life stories to share. #storiedtym
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Ilina Ewen
IlinaP Ilina Ewen
I write because I can’t afford therapy. It’s also nice to be my own best audience. #storiedTYM
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Krista Burdine

KristaBurdine Krista Burdine

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@storybleed Absolutely… I now view everything through the “what’s the story in this?” lens. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady
mrlady Mr Lady
.@Greeblemonkey which is why I am so careful of how I speak of my children online. I want them to know every day was a gift. #storiedtym
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Aimee Giese

Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

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@designhermomma I agree. I don’t think I am a writer, generally. But I do think I am a storyteller. #storiedTYM
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BarbaraJones
BarbaraJones BarbaraJones
@followmyjourney – @StoryBleed is doing an editor chat sponsored by P&G Thank You Mom campaign! Discussing writing #storiedTYM
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Tracy Morrison
sellabitmum Tracy Morrison
I write because my kids get sick of me talking to myself. #storiedTYM
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Joy B

WritingJoy Joy B

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@redneckmommy Exactly. I can’t force the writing or it comes out crap. #storiedtym
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Rita Arens
ritaarens Rita Arens
I write because I want to make myself and others feel heard. #storiedtym
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Kelli Stuart
kellistuart Kelli Stuart
@Greeblemonkey I write for my kids as well. I want to leave a tangible legacy. I also write because it’s just plain fun! #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@Greeblemonkey Me, too. My parents left me NOTHING. I leave my kids my heart, on paper. #storiedtym
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
I write on no man’s schedule. I write when my heart insists it and the emotions bubble forth. #storiedtym
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DrDrama

drbabymamadrama DrDrama

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@IlinaP @ritaarens #storiedtym Agreed. I won’t remember the one liners of toddler-hood without blogging.
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Amy Whitley
nevertruetales Amy Whitley
I’m writing for myself. Not for my kids. Not for my memories. Not for my audience. Even though these are all great things. #storiedTYM
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Emily Elling
designhermomma Emily Elling
Never in a million years, will I consider myself a writer. I purge my feelings through the pages. Without a second glance. #storiedTYM
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Krista Burdine
KristaBurdine Krista Burdine
@areyousassified @buriedwithkids Buncha writers talking writing stuff. Follow @storybleed #storiedtym
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Kyran Pittman
kyranpittman Kyran Pittman
Early on, an academic said I (& others) were pioneering “a new literature.” I took it to heart. So should you. #storiedTym
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Tara FeelsLikeHome

FeelsLikeHome Tara FeelsLikeHome

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@amberrunsamuck I do the same thing! I narrate my life in my head, just as I would write it. #storiedTYM
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birdonthestreet

birdonthestreet birdonthestreet

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@mamabearping i started writing every day. I update less, but I think my quality is much better. I’d rather resonate. #storiedtym
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Sara Sophia
sarasophia Sara Sophia
@storybleed Writing has always made me see deeper, and feel harder. Heal quicker. #storiedTYM
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Melissa
PBinmyHair Melissa
I’m trying to keep up with #storiedTYM (you are some of my favorite writers!) but I am also trying to write, everyones asleep, this is rare!
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Aimee Giese

Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese

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@mrlady For me, I am leaving a trail for Declan to follow and really know me. #storiedTYM
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graceduffy

graceduffy graceduffy

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@lauriewrites haha. i would too. my life felt out of order when i stopped blogging for a while. Weird? #storiedTYM
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Loukia
MrsLoulou Loukia
Wow, #storiedTYM is 100% better than Twitter parties about toothpaste and salad dressing!
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Danielle Smith
DanielleSmithTV Danielle Smith
Yes! Do! RT @VelveteenMind: #storiedTYM is an open chat ab writing! Sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mom http://bit.ly/9e67l9 Jump right in!
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Ilina Ewen

IlinaP Ilina Ewen

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@ritaarens And I write because I fear I will forget who my children were. #storiedtym
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Amy Whitley

nevertruetales Amy Whitley

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@lauriewrites Me too. I get cranky if I don’t write, AND if I don’t run. I sound high maintenance. #storiedTYM
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Molly Snyder
MollyinMinn Molly Snyder
I write because it keeps me thinking, growing, laughing, and most of the time, sane. #storiedTYM
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Lori King Brown
lorikingbrown Lori King Brown
We all have stories to tell. Hence we all can be storytellers. Is believing we are writers such a great stretch? #storiedTYM
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jenniferolson
coconutbelly jenniferolson
i write because often the words are just stuck in my head. and my husband gets sick of me talking (aka processing) #storiedTYM
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Pam
I write to see if I CAN. Not sure when you ever get that answer. #storiedTYM
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mamakatslosinit
mamakatslosinit mamakatslosinit
@MamaBearPing I think you can just write when fancy strikes you. You make the rules for your own blog. #StoriedTYM
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Jim Lin

BusyDadBlog Jim Lin

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@ToThink @WritingJoy making fun of myself has always been my writing security blanket. This isn’t funny. But worth a shot. thx #storiedTYM
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
Sometimes writing a story “out loud” stops the haunting inside #storiedTYM
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Amber Haines

amberrunsamuck Amber Haines

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@StoryBleed As I even walk down the road, I’m describing the scene to myself, as I would write it, how some people count steps. #storiedTYM
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Schmutzie

schmutzie Schmutzie

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@amyturnsharp YES. YES. YES. I feel that a thousand times. #storiedTYM
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Deborah
I need to write the way I need to breathe.it keeps me alive.it’s how I digest and survive my experiences #storiedtym
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
#storiedTYM is an open chat ab writing! Sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mom http://bit.ly/9e67l9 Jump right in!
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Megan Jordan
VelveteenMind Megan Jordan
#storiedTYM is an open chat ab writing! Sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mom http://bit.ly/9e67l9 Jump right in!
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Laurie White
lauriewrites Laurie White
I write because I have to. If I don’t I get all cranky, like a runner who needs to run. (Of course I’d pick the sedentary task.) #storiedTYM
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BarbaraJones
BarbaraJones BarbaraJones
As more of a reader, less of a writer, I love watching a newer writer/blogger blossom and hit stride- must feel amazing #storiedTYM
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HeatheroftheEO

HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO

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@StoryBleed writing does change how I see the world, I think. Or how I see the world wants to be written. Chicken or egg? #storiedtym
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Kelli Stuart
kellistuart Kelli Stuart
As a writer I find that writing frees the snapshots frozen in my head. When I write, the snapshots begin to move and take life. #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller

redneckmommy Tanis Miller

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@BusyDadBlog dude, I talk about dead kids, stolen foster babies and getting beat up by my daddy. Write your story. #storiedtym
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AngEngland
AngEngland AngEngland
@debontherocks I write because my husband gets tired of hearing me say it. Then I realize I need a larger audience. #storiedTYM
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mamakatslosinit
mamakatslosinit mamakatslosinit
I write because my mom told me to. #storiedTYM
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LaShawn B
lashawnb LaShawn B
Uh oh…I’m about to get off and I just think I missed something big with #storiedTYM. Gosh why don’t I see these twitter parties comin?!?
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Aimee Giese
Greeblemonkey Aimee Giese
100% RT @StoryBleed: Does writing change the way you metabolize your life? Do you absorb experiences differently? #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@StoryBleed It absolutely does. Everytime I want to write about my children, I think of how they hope that I see them… #storiedtym
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Schmutzie
schmutzie Schmutzie
B/c I promised myself not to compromise honesty in writing, I’ve learned to be honest in other parts of my life. It’s freeing. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
My wish: I want everyone who writes to be able to I AM A WRITER. Then to shout it. #storiedTYM
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Joy B

WritingJoy Joy B

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@mrlady I like that. “Look, this is how it is.” That’s what I’ve ended up doing, but not without lots of pushback. #storiedtym
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emily freeman
emilychats emily freeman
That struggle: “Am I a writer?” comes most often when I am trying to live up to the invisible. Bad writing nearly always ensues. #storiedtym
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Jim Lin
BusyDadBlog Jim Lin
I have a personal story I’ve never had the balls to write. Since I cannot make fun of it. Inspired to try. #storiedTYM
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birdonthestreet

birdonthestreet birdonthestreet

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@StoryBleed Absolutely. Blogging has given me a clarity of thought I didn’t have before. #storiedtym
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Hanan
Im still scared to write sometimes in the fear of how others will then perceive me. #storiedTYM
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Kyran Pittman
kyranpittman Kyran Pittman
Anyone who remains unconvinced that blogging can be a legitimate, artful, and considered form of narrative needs to tune into #storiedTym
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Kelli Stuart
kellistuart Kelli Stuart
I’m loving the inspiration I’m getting from all the writers on Twitter tonight! #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
RT @IveyLeagueMama: Yes! Just like photography. I see things differently because I’m looking for small details in life. #storiedTYM
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Joy B

WritingJoy Joy B

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@StoryBleed I metabolize life so much better when I string words into sentences into paragraphs. Makes sense then. #storiedtym
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Danielle Smith
DanielleSmithTV Danielle Smith
I write because I learn a little something about myself each time I do…. #storiedTYM
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BarbaraJones
BarbaraJones BarbaraJones
RT @BonStewart: i write because if i don’t leak onto a page or screen, i just leak. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@MrsLoulou It’s a crippling place to be, fearful to write. If I couldn’t write on my own blog, I’d move it & start over. Really. #storiedtym
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Amy Whitley
nevertruetales Amy Whitley
Sometimes I see RL through a bloggy lens. Even my friends will say, ‘oh blog this!’ or ‘you can blog that!’ Steps back are nec. #storiedTYM
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Lori King Brown

lorikingbrown Lori King Brown

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@Issascrazyworld But for people who have experienced what you have experienced, my guess is your story can be rich and healing. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Does writing change the way you metabolize your life? Do you absorb experiences differently? #storiedTYM
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buriedwithchildren
buriedwithkids buriedwithchildren
What is #storiedtym I feel like I am missing something cool?
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Jim Lin

BusyDadBlog Jim Lin

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@birdonthestreet that’s definitely the hope. It’s hard to put yourself out there and hope for connection. It’s a leap of faith #storiedTYM
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Sara Sophia
sarasophia Sara Sophia
@storybleed Its easy to be the Picasso word slinger-far harder to write with careful strokes + form a picture everyone can see. #storiedTYM
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Carrington
OrganicLifeLove Carrington
Writing helps me process. Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m feeling until I get it out. #storiedTYM
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HeatheroftheEO
HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO
“I metabolize my life differently now.” – @onecraftyellie (when talking about how blogging/writing help her to see grace, etc) #storiedTYM
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birdonthestreet

birdonthestreet birdonthestreet

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@postpartumprogr I went years before I considered blogging “writing.” #storiedtym
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graceduffy
graceduffy graceduffy
@playgroupie I just moved my desk next to my bed. That’s helped tons for some reason. prolly bc reminds me of my college dorm #storiedtym
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Amy Whitley
nevertruetales Amy Whitley
I have to ask myself often why I write my blog. The answer keeps changing. #storiedTYM
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Zizzivivizz
zizzivivizz Zizzivivizz
@sarasophia @VelveteenMind I usually start w/one sentence, though not always the 1st one. And the ending’s usually a surprise. #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
I feel, therefore I write. I write to remember to feel. Tis my circle. #storiedtym
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Craig Scognamiglio
CraigBelieves Craig Scognamiglio
#storiedTYM head is spinning … so much info … tiny brain struggling to keep up
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Chuck Gamble

LuckyRadish Chuck Gamble

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@DanielleSmithTV I write to capture time and hold it for later use! #storiedtym
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Danielle Smith
DanielleSmithTV Danielle Smith
Love seeing so many beautiful friends talk ‘storytelling’ tonight – #storiedTYM
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Joy B
Writing with people I know in mind is paralyzing. I have to try not to think about them or I can’t get it out. #storiedtym
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jenniferolson
coconutbelly jenniferolson
it seems that some of the most commented on posts are the ones that i’ve ultimately written for myself though. #storiedTYM
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Katherine Stone
postpartumprogr Katherine Stone
Anybody having a hard time considering themselves a “writer”? I do. Guess it’s ’cause I’m not poetic and literary. #storiedTYM
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
I cannot believe how quickly this hour is FLYING! We need an ongoing Skype room for #storiedTYM conversation!
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@sneakpeekatme I think it’s the waxing and waning of our lives that makes them compelling. Ride the waves. #storiedtym
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Tara R.

Tara_R Tara R.

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@mrlady my husband says he doesn’t read my blog, says ‘it’s my thing.’ That makes me sad he won’t share my stories. #storiedTYM
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
Love: “A writer’s brain is like a magician’s hat. If ur going to get anything out of it, you have to put something in it 1st” #storiedTYM
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Arianne Segerman
ToThink Arianne Segerman
RT @mamabearping: @ToThink EVERYTHING. Even the crappy stuff. My kids and my relationships inspire me. #storiedTYM
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Schmutzie
schmutzie Schmutzie
At the end of writing an entry I often find that it’s no longer about me but a larger thought or understanding. It’s meditative. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine

StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine

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@graceduffy Helping readers find themselves in perspectives they never would have considered is one of our magazine’s goals! #storiedTYM
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SthrnFairytale
sthrnfairytale SthrnFairytale
I am loving all the beauty coming out of the #storiedTYM my heart fills
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emily freeman

emilychats emily freeman

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@mamakatslosinit Wow, I love knowing that about you, Kat. Blogging taught you how to write funny! #storiedtym
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Amy Whitley
nevertruetales Amy Whitley
There’s such a fine line between writing FOR an audience and writing universally enough that an audience cares. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
We’re 1/2 way thru editor chat w @StoryBleed sponsored by P&G Thank You Mom campaign! Discussing writing, join us! #storiedTYM
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Lori King Brown
lorikingbrown Lori King Brown
I write to sort things out and sometimes to experience them more fully. Other times to let them go. #storiedTYM
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Arianne Segerman
ToThink Arianne Segerman
What do you use for inspiration? For me: music, art, crafting, laughing, beach walking, reading (books) #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
I write because I experience or notice something and it burrows in. It slaps me around. It says: write me! Dammit! #storiedTYM
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Lori King Brown

lorikingbrown Lori King Brown

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@mamakatslosinit It can become organic to weave serious material with lighter — that’s the human experience. #storiedTYM
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Stephanie Precourt

babysteph Stephanie Precourt

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@HeatheroftheEO my hubby reads my blog to find out what I’m thinking :) #storiedTYM (I write it better than I can speak it)
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emily freeman
emilychats emily freeman
If I don’t write, there is a distinct possibility I might not exist. At least, that’s how it feels sometimes. #storiedtym
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birdonthestreet

birdonthestreet birdonthestreet

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@mamabearping when I’m typing the really tough stuff, I usually make THOSE posts my funny ones. #storiedtym
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
When I write a post I never remember I have an audience until after I press publish. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Yes, what @amyturnsharp said! We are lucky. We live in a time where technology is allowing storytelling to triumph again. #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller

redneckmommy Tanis Miller

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@VelveteenMind @mrlady The ending is always a surprise to me too. I start with a word or a phrase and the rest flows out. #storiedTYM
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Christan Resz

mamabearping Christan Resz

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@emilychats @mamakatslosinit I need the opposite answer, how to weave lighter posts? #storiedTYM
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Megan Jordan

VelveteenMind Megan Jordan

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@StoryBleed @mrlady I work opposite direction. I have 1st sentence or title then the rest flows out. End is a surprise. To me! #storiedTYM
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Jim Lin

BusyDadBlog Jim Lin

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@schmutzie that is clearly the ideal, but don’t we ALL write for others to some degree? Otherwise, we’d keep journals #storiedTYM
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Jennifer Doyle
playgroupie Jennifer Doyle
I used to write so regularly, words so easily spilled. With greater time restraints I improvise and write notes on my phone. #storiedTYM
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Christan Resz

mamabearping Christan Resz

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@amberrunsamuck sometimes raw is needed for myself and I wonder if it’s inspired because someone else needs to hear it too? #storiedTYM
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carrie koehmstedt
koehmstedt carrie koehmstedt
the catalyst that gets me to start writing is usually when I have more than a couple solid ideas about the subject. #storiedTYM
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mamakatslosinit
mamakatslosinit mamakatslosinit
How do you weave the more serious posts into your blog? Is their a formula for this? I need it. #storiedtym
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Brenna Burke
clementinenw Brenna Burke
@StoryBleed I will get a sense of panic/butterflies until I get my idea out & sense of calm when I am done, published or not. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady
mrlady Mr Lady
I have an obsession with reading that which is outside my demo. I want to be inspired to understand, not just reply. #storiedtym
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Amber Haines

amberrunsamuck Amber Haines

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@sneakpeekatme @storybleed #storiedTYM I think people can good and well relate to emotion as long as we keep some things tangible.
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Deb Rox

debontherocks Deb Rox

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@lauriewrites yeah, I think blog writing can be non-audience centered and connect, in a peeking into personal processes way. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady
mrlady Mr Lady
@storybleed Once I resolve the post, I write the final sentence, then work my way back up through it. #storiedtym
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Robin Dance
PensieveRobin Robin Dance
When I finally write a post that’s been simmering a while, it’s b/c its READY to be told; I can’t NOT tell ‘em any longer #storiedTYM
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Schmutzie
schmutzie Schmutzie
@debontherocks Reading outside yr demographic is good, but I find reading non-blogs is better, more broadening. #storiedTYM
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Amy Turn Sharp

amyturnsharp Amy Turn Sharp

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@Cecilyk We are all so lucky to read each other.How has everything converged. Writing is back in my life since finding blogging. #storiedTYM
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HeatheroftheEO
HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO
@StoryBleed If it just won’t leave me alone. Can’t stop the writing thoughts. And time. When I find time :) #storiedtym
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Sara Sophia
sarasophia Sara Sophia
@storybleed Just the burn to get it out there. To gain clarity for myself and hopefully someone else along the way. #storiedTYM
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Sarah

SarahInMI Sarah

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@VelveteenMind IDK sometimes if something is MY story to tell or if I’m just on the periphery, even though it’s still my life. #storiedtym
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emily freeman
emilychats emily freeman
I almost always finally start the post when I find an image that goes with it. I upload the image, and away we go. #storiedtym
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Casey-moosh in indy.
mooshinindy Casey-moosh in indy.
I sit and write when there’s no other way to get my head to be quiet. That’s when I know something NEEDS to be written. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Thats why I read outside of my “demographic.” it’s humanizing. RT@mooshinindy: @schmutzie so much peace, comfort in familiarity. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
We are bloggers as we are writers, constantly composing in our heads. What makes you finally start the post? Your catalyst? #storiedTYM
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Tanis Miller
redneckmommy Tanis Miller
RT @mrlady: I filter much more now than I did in the beginning. I try to respect my story enough to honor it with consideration. #storiedtym
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Amy Turn Sharp
amyturnsharp Amy Turn Sharp
Music is a great primer to my writing. I have a soundtrack to each year of my life and it is married to what I wrote that year. #storiedTYM
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Sara Sophia
sarasophia Sara Sophia
The essence of good writing and caring for your audience is LISTENING to that heart-gut. #storiedTYM
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Mr Lady

mrlady Mr Lady

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@StoryBleed I filter much more now than I did in the beginning. I try to respect my story enough to honor it with consideration. #storiedtym
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Amy Turn Sharp
amyturnsharp Amy Turn Sharp
I have shared only half of my stories so far… #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Our editor @HeatheroftheEO writes a lot ab “heart gut.” If that refers to instinct, how much filter do you allow to encroach? #storiedTYM
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Schmutzie

schmutzie Schmutzie

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@mooshinindy Stories you feel are raw you often find are actually mutual experiences with so many others. #storiedTYM
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Casey-moosh in indy.
mooshinindy Casey-moosh in indy.
@storybleed I just wish everyone would realize we are more alike than different in our hopes and dreams. #storiedTYM
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emily freeman
emilychats emily freeman
Do you think there’s a difference between writing “honest” and writing “raw” ?? (Is it okay to ask questions here? :) #storiedTYM
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Krista Burdine
KristaBurdine Krista Burdine
Writing from the heart resonates with *more* readers when you consider the audience and shape it for them. #storiedTYM
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mamakatslosinit
mamakatslosinit mamakatslosinit
Looks like the who’s who of Twitterland is at #storiedTYM.
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Cecily

Cecilyk Cecily

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@StoryBleed I think we do have to pull back enough to make the story safe for others to relate to. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
As writers, do we have a responsibility to shape our writing to help our audience relate? What if we don’t? #storiedTYM
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Arianne Segerman
ToThink Arianne Segerman
RT @PensieveRobin: My goal is to share the feeling of the story, so readers can see it through my eyes, not to talk at ‘em. #StoriedTYM
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HeatheroftheEO

HeatheroftheEO HeatheroftheEO

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@VelveteenMind @babysteph And I love when that raw-ness is not forced, but lived and then written-breathed. #storiedTYM
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
“Find yourself where stories blur the lines” is our motto. How do you ensure your personal writing resonates w broader audience? #storiedTYM
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Cecily
Cecilyk Cecily
Wow! We’re talking about writing! Excellent. #storiedTYM
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Deb Rox
Joining the convo: #storiedTYM chat w @StoryBleed editors.1hr tweeting ab. writing! P&G’s Thank You Mom is #sponsor www.thankyoumom.com
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Story Bleed Magazine
StoryBleed Story Bleed Magazine
Welcome to Story Bleed’s 1st twitter chat w our editors! Our indulgent #storiedTYM writing chat sponsored by P&G’s Thank You Mom campaign.
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