WANTED: Writerly Friend for Fun and Whining

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  1. Tracy Brisendine
    Tracy Brisendine October 22, 2013 at 7:18 am .

    Great post, lady!
    I know how hard it is for me to get out there and talk to people. Interaction with strangers (even potentially fabulous writerly types) usually gives me hives. Even if writing is the only thing we have in common, it’s a passionate thing and a solid connection ;) Thanks for the post! – Tracy (@WolvesCanEatMe and on Facebook as Tracy Thornton Brisendine)

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm .

      Love Tracy. Go be her friend too!

      How could you not be friends with someone cool enough to have the twitter handle of @WolvesCanEatMe?

  2. Jim Heskett
    Jim Heskett October 22, 2013 at 8:06 am .

    Always looking to make new contacts. All my info is here: http://jimheskett.com/about.html

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 1:04 pm .

      Hi Jim,

      Thanks for your info. I am now following you, so make sure you entertain me!

  3. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey October 22, 2013 at 10:15 am .

    Let’s hope you lure in a whole bucket full of new friends, Julie. If anyone out there wants to connect with me, I’m on Twitter as: https://twitter.com/PStoltey and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/patricia.stoltey and my blog is at: http://patriciastoltey.blogspot.com/

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm .

      FRIEND PAT! She’s tops!!!!!

      1. Patricia Stoltey
        Patricia Stoltey October 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm .

        Hey, girl, you know how to bring in the visitors and comments. Good going!

        1. Julie Kazimer
          Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm .

          Most of them don’t count as I was arguing hockey with Katriena. But thanks. It feels good to know at least someone is reading the crap I ramble on about :)

  4. Cara Lopez Lee
    Cara Lopez Lee October 22, 2013 at 10:44 am .

    Important advice, J.A.! Writer friends have changed my life. I didn’t know I had a tribe until we found each other! This is especially important now that I write novels, one step away from schizophrenia as I talk to people in my head. What a relief to spend time with other sane people who do this, too! Only a few read my work, but the rest give me communal respite from my lonely task – and I love them for it.

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm .

      Thanks for playing along, Cara. Couldn’t have said it better. Nothing like your tribe to support you.

  5. Katriena Knights
    Katriena Knights October 22, 2013 at 10:49 am .

    I think I’m already following you about everywhere, Julie, but I’ll add my info. :-) My social media info is: http://twitter.com/crazywritinfool I’m on Facebook as Katriena Knights (page and profile), and my blog is at http://www.katrienaknights.blogspot.com. Main website is katrienaknights.com, but it’s not very social. I’m also on G+, Pinterest and Tumblr (crazywritinfool). Warning–this time of year I yap mostly about hockey…

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 12:59 pm .

      Love Katriena. She’s a great social media friend, and just made a book deal for a vampire hockey romance novel titled Blood on Ice. How could you not love her for that? Go AVS!!!!

      1. Katriena Knights
        Katriena Knights October 22, 2013 at 1:07 pm .

        Thanks, Julie! *clears throat* Go HAWKS!!! lol

        1. Julie Kazimer
          Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm .

          You’re lucky that they are my second favorite team. If you would’ve said, Go Wings, I might’ve ended this friendship.

          1. Katriena Knights
            Katriena Knights October 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm .

            UGH Wings suck. I have a friend who’s related to Justin Abdelkader. So awkward… Also I think it’s cool the Avs are doing so well so far this year, but I’m afraid if they do too well ticket prices will go way up and my life will be ruined.

          2. David Seguin
            David Seguin October 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm .

            Oh no, this conversation just got awkward. Me being from Detroit and all… I live in Denver now so I am used to hearing this kind of talk. It’s ok, I am proud of not letting go of my home town. Go Wings! (please don’t defriend me Julie ;-)

          3. Julie Kazimer
            Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm .

            Not good, David. Unfriending is the least of your worries, we tend to kick Red Wings fans from the state. But I might forgive you since we’re now friends…

          4. David Seguin
            David Seguin October 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm .

            Thanks for the compassion! I promise to behave myself :-)

          5. Katriena Knights
            Katriena Knights October 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm .

            I figure it’s okay if you’re actually FROM Michigan. I’m originally from Illinois, thus my Hawks loyalty. :-D

  6. Karen Duvall
    Karen Duvall October 22, 2013 at 10:51 am .

    Huggies, my friend! :) I think all my friends are writers and those who are not… hmmm. But I’ve made writer friends in a variety of places. Writer forums are an incredible place to make new friends. That’s how I introduce a lot of people to RMFW and to our annual conference.

    Now I can’t get the theme song from friends out of my head.

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm .

      We love you right back, Karen!

  7. Vagilantes
    Vagilantes October 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm .

    Friend request sent and confirmed – we’re connected. Facebook contact: find me at Vagilantes or Julie Golden. Twitter too, although I rarely tweet except to announce a weekly blog post. Blog: http://vagilantes.com/

    The novel Vagilantes reflects my RMFW side of life, but the blog is always about real news with a 2013 series titled 1/52 Ways to Stop Pedophiles.

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm .

      Hi Julie,

      Thrilled to be your friend. I know we met at the 2012 RMFW conference at the PAL meeting, but it’s great to hook up online too.

  8. David Seguin
    David Seguin October 22, 2013 at 12:43 pm .

    Great post! Social media has certainly widened the reach of friendship. Also a great place for sharing, supporting, and general craziness.

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm .

      Hi David,

      I love being ‘friends’ with people from places I’ve never heard of. I can’t imagine a world without social media. How did I survive the 90′s on dial-up AOL?

  9. Lisa Brown Roberts
    Lisa Brown Roberts October 23, 2013 at 7:00 am .

    Great idea, Julie! Writer friends are my faves cuz they get the crazy :) I’m new to RMFW but my SCBWI writing buds have saved my sanity for many years, and I’m excited to be expanding my word junkie network. I think I was supposed to say “hi” to you at Colo Gold…should have looked in the bar, right? :) Would love to socially connect with new people: Twitter @LBrownRoberts, FB author page: https://www.facebook.com/authorLisaBrownRoberts, web: http://www.lisabrownroberts.com/

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm .

      Definitely the bar. I’m sorry that we didn’t get to talk. But now, EVERYBODY, go friend Lisa!!!!

  10. Amanda Helms
    Amanda Helms October 23, 2013 at 8:36 am .

    I’m always looking to build my writerly community!

    (And Julie, I agree; terribleminds is great reading. I need to get back into the habit of reading it regularly!)

    Twitter @amandaghelms website: amandahelms.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/amandaghelms

    1. Julie Kazimer
      Julie Kazimer October 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm .

      Hi Amanda,

      Thanks for playing along. I’ve requested your friendship. Good to ‘meet’ you!

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