#CripLit 610

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#CripLit Twitter Chat
New Non-Fiction by Disabled Writers
Sunday, June 10, 2018
4 pm Pacific/ 7 pm Eastern

You are invited to the twelfth #CripLit chat co-hosted by novelist Nicola Griffith and Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project®. For this Twitter chat we are delighted to have guest host Naomi Ortiz, author of Sustaining Spirit: Self-Care for Social Justice (a #1 New Release on Amazon.com) published by Reclamation Press, join us.

This is a chat for any writer whether they have something published or not. If you are a freelance writer, journalist, blogger, essayist, or author of books, please join us for a conversation on new non-fiction.

For more about Naomi Ortiz:
Naomi Ortiz on Writing for Activists Who Don’t Fit In

How to Participate

Follow @DisVisibility @nicolaz and @thinkfreestyle on Twitter for updates.

When it’s time, search #CripLit on Twitter for the series of live tweets under the ‘Latest’ tab for the full conversation.

If you might be overwhelmed by the volume of tweets and only want to see the chat’s questions so you can respond to them, check @DisVisibility’s account. Each question will tweeted 6-8 minutes apart.

Here’s an article about how to participate in a Twitter chat: https://www.adweek.com/digital/how-to-join-a-twitter-hashtag-chat/

Check out this captioned #ASL explanation of how to participate in a chat by @behearddc: https://www.facebook.com/HEARDDC/videos/1181213075257528/

Introductory Tweets and Questions for 6/10 Chat

Welcome to the #CripLit chat on New Non-Fiction. This chat is co-hosted by @nicolaz & @disvisibility with guest host @thinkfreestyle. Please remember to use the #CripLit hashtag when you tweet.

This is a chat for any writer whether they have something published or not. If you are a freelance writer, journalist, blogger, essayist, author of books, or whatever you call yourself, please join us for a conversation on new non-fiction! #CripLit

When you respond to a question such as Q1, your tweet should follow this format: “A1 [your message] #CripLit”

Q1 Please introduce yourself and share your journey to becoming a writer. Why do you write? #CripLit

Q2 There are many forms of non-fiction. What types do you write and what do you like about non-fiction compared to fiction, poetry, and other forms of writing? #CripLit  

Q3 What were the joys and challenges (physical, emotional, mental/intellectual) of writing non-fiction?  What is your writing routine if you have one? #criplit

Q4 How do you deal with pressures or expectations of ‘productivity’ as a disabled/sick/chronically ill writer? What strategies do you use, if any? #CripLit

Q5 Please share anything about your current writing, whether it’s a work-in-progress, a published article or book, a blog post, or something just for yourself. How do you feel after completing something and having it out there in the world? #CripLit  

Q6 If you are published or trying to get published, what is your advice to people on pitching stories or submitting book queries to publishers? What are your experiences with the publishing industry if any? #CripLit  

Q7 As a disabled/sick/chronically ill writer, what does self-care mean to you? Do you find it difficult? What and who sustains you and gives you support? #CripLit  

Q8 What new non-fiction narratives about disability would you like to see? Who and what is missing when it comes to diversity and different perspectives? #CripLit

Q9 Where should we look to discover new non-fiction by disabled/sick/chronically ill writers? How can we help each other write and publish more? #CripLit

Thank you for joining our #CripLit chat. A big thank you to our guest host @thinkfreestyle. Please continue the conversation!

A Wakelet will be up shortly. Check the #CripLit hashtag. Feel free to contact @DisVisibility @nicolaz with any ideas/feedback for future chats! 😀