Sunday, December 25, 2011

Why are we taking $ from strangers??

Some of you may be wondering why we've started asking for sponsorship from various sources.

Here's the skinny:
-The more "free" money we get (for tweeting about/advertising a logo for an organization or company) the more fun stuff we get to do in Vegas for FREE.

-We are only approaching companies/organization that relate to fanfiction whether it be a writing tool or resource, or a database/library, or a sponsorship from an attendee. You won't find a Gatorade logo on the back of your TFMU t-shirt. I can't think of one reason why that would be fic-related. Is there some E/B love story out there that involves electrolyte-enhanced fruit beverages?? Probably. But I've never heard of one.

Regardless of who it is that sponsors us, it in no way represents our individual opinions or beliefs.

Believe me, we all have a lot of opinions...but what our sponsors do ain't one of em. (Unless they're murdering people. That's wrong.)

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, comments, or flattering compliments, please...please let us know.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Welcome, To Our Most Recent Sponsor, SCRIVENER!

Some of you may already use Scrivener to write but if you haven't seen what this thing can do, you have to go check it out. Right now. Go. I'll wait for you...

See? I told you.

Here's the skinny:

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. For a full overview of Scrivenerʼs main features, please check out the main Scrivener web page.

For a fanfiction writer, this program kicks ass. Even for a fanfiction reader, it kicks ass because it allows the writer to create character profiles, story boards, make outlines, keep track of notes and ideas - all of which make for an amazingly well-written piece of fiction.

We are so excited that Scrivener has become a part of the TwiFic Meet Up, we hope you stop by their website at Literature & Latte and check out their amazing product. A 30-day free trial is available for all new users. (Mac & Windows compatible)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

All I Want for Christmas is a Trip to Las Vegas...

It's the season of giving! There's wrapping presents and making cookies for the little ones. Maybe you celebrate Hanukkah and you are getting ready to spin the dreidle and eat some kugel or perhaps you celebrated Festivus for the 'rest of us'. Whatever your holiday... chrisma-hanuka-kwanzaa-dwaili... perhaps you should ask for something just for you this holiday season.

That's right. When it comes to the holidays, our focus is always on giving to other people. Well isn't about time you told them what you really want? A trip to the TwiFic Meet Up at the uber-fabulous Monte Carlo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas?

No seriously...considering all we do for our husbands, partners, parents or children, don't we deserve one weekend to live it up in Sin City? Hell yes, we do!

So, go sweet talk that someone special and then sign up here, for what will no doubt be one of the most memorable events in the fandom! Hotel rooms are booking up fast! Don't miss out!

Whether you are signed up to attend or not, we would really love some feedback from you regarding the event. Consider it your Christmas gift to us and it will only take a few minutes, so fill out our Meetup Survey here!

Happy Holidays!