StoryDam Chat Q’s: A Little Help From Our Friends?

Who ya gonna call? Your #StoryDam peeps! (photo by Tui Snider)
Who ya gonna call? Your #StoryDam peeps! (photo by Tui Snider)

#StoryDam is a Weekly Twitter Chat for Writers

Each Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, writers from all over the globe meet up on Twitter by using the #StoryDam hashtag. We then chat for an hour (sometimes more!) about our various writing projects.

#StoryDam Twitter chat topics vary from week to week, but we cover everything from writing, blogging, indie publishing, creativity, reading, marketing and more. People are encouraged to bring up any aspect of writing that they need help with. It’s also a lot of fun to socialize with other writers!

Who ya gonna call? Your #StoryDam peeps! (photo by Tui Snider)
Who ya gonna call? Your #StoryDam peeps! (photo by Tui Snider)

 I’m asking for your help!

I absolutely love moderating #StoryDam chat, but lately it’s been too challenging for me to prepare topic questions each week. It’s just been one thing after another between my father-in-law’s eldercare, my hubby’s health, me catching the flu, and this week I’m out of town because my mom’s getting a pacemaker.

I’m not trying to sound whiny over here, but what can I say? Stuff happens, right? And I just haven’t been able to keep up. The other day, my hubby suggested the obvious: Why don’t you ask for help?

Duh! It seems so obvious now…  Story Dam is a writing community, after all, and the chats and blob posts would be pointless without all the folks who come and participate. So that’s where YOU come in! Would you like to help with an upcoming #StoryDam chat?

Here’s what I need: Come up with a topic for a #StoryDam Chat, then create a list of 4-6 questions that you’d like to discuss at one of our Thursday chats. That’s all!  Here are the Q’s I used a couple of weeks ago, so you can see the format we need:

Q1 Weekly #StoryDam check-in: What’s up, writers? Any news? Any challenges you need the group’s help with? [NOTE: Q1 is pretty much the same It gives everyone a chance to talk about anything they want and tell us how their writing is going.]

Q2 Who here has a business card for their writing? #StoryDam

Q3 Where did you have your author business cards printed? Any recommendations? #StoryDam

Q4 Did you design your author business card yourself? Did you use @Canva ? (Isn’t Canva awesome?) #StoryDam

Q5 What should/shouldn’t be on an author business card? Pet peeves? #StoryDam

Q6 When another author hands you their card, what do you look for? What makes it worth keeping?
#StoryDam

Q7 How can you *use* your author business card? When/where/who to give it out? Any tips? #StoryDam

Q8 For more about Author Business Cards, we shared helpful links below to help you create & use yours: [NOTE: This is optional, but when I have time and it makes sense for the topic, I like to include helpful links for those who want to explore the topic in more detail.]

Writer Business Cards: 5 Ways To Think Outside The Box
10 Uses for the Author Business Card
Author Business Cards via Slushpile Tales
How to Design an Author Business Card
Canva is an online graphics tool that makes creating business cards easy peasy
Vistaprint is a great place to print high quality/low cost business cards

Want to help out with #StoryDam chat?

If you’d like to help out with an upcoming #StoryDam chat topic and list of Q’s, or if you have any questions, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you! I think this could be a lot of fun! 😀

Thank you for joining us and being part of the Story Dam writing community. 🙂 Remember: Use the #StoryDam tag 24/7 on Twitter to share writing related tweets – you never know who might be online with you! 

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Tui Snider is an author, speaker, and photographer who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography have been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX Travel News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano, Wild Woman Waking, Shades of Angels and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. Snider has several more books in progress, including a Field Guide to Cemetery Symbols and a book about the Great Texas Airship Mystery of 1897. Tui has worn a lot of hats in her life – literally – and is especially fond of berets. She enjoys connecting with writers and readers all over the globe through social media, her newsletter and her website: TuiSnider.com.