The trouble with going to writers’ conferences is that you come home with a head full of ideas that if you don’t take action on immediately are likely to dissolve into the mist of someday without ever being accomplished. Well, this year, I decided to take a couple of ideas and put them into action as soon as I returned home. My favorite, by far, has been starting up a private FB group for my fans called The Posse.
This past week, I turned in a completed manuscript and started work on a novella. Therefore, this was the perfect time to initiate a group of creative-minded, savvy readers to join me in the creation process.
The Posse is not a promo group, so there are no requirements for joining beyond being a fan of my books. I picture it as a place where members can help me brainstorm characters and plots, where we can swap favorite reads, and have genuine conversations about books and life.
But for fun, I thought I’d show you an example of what The Posse accomplished last week:
We selected my central cast:
Hero – Beauregard “Bo” Azlin – 1890’s Mineral Spa Resort Owner
Heroine – Ruth Fulbright – Widow arriving in Hope Springs, TX on her last dollar, taking a job as cook at the local cafe. Determined to stand on her own two feet and provide for her daughter.
Heroine’s Daughter – Naomi Fulbright – age 7 – precocious, sweet-natured, and not in the least bit shy.
In addition to the photos, the Posse came up with wonderful brainstorm ideas about other plots elements including a cat that will be up for naming this week.
If you are interested in joining The Posse, I’d love to have you.
Click the link below and request to join.
Are you a member of a FB group? What are your favorite ways to interact with the group?
Since I’m a novice at this whole FB group thing, I’d love to know what would make it fun for you to hang out there.