I’m in a posse. I have been for a while. We are lead by our author friend Sunny Frazier. We first met at an author event at Chowchilla Library. I am not sure if the “The Posse” was formed at that time or not until later. Somehow I was in. We have a main concept of using some sort of clout with improving our promotions and marketing, as well as entertaining one another.
One of those tools is blogging. For example we were referred to another blog and author by Anne R. Allen. In a recent blog by Anne R. Allen, there is a list of ten reasons to blog. While all the points there are good and right, Number 9 had struck me. First I had to look up what “garret” meant. I know, I know, but it is what it is. I was working the day job, and there was only one other writer on our staff, and he was published with a Carnegie-Mellon award. He told me that writers need to be around other writers. I understood that, but it wasn’t something that could change the situation, without relocating, quitting work, and, well, all the impossibilities. It was something that grew though. He had started a blog because his friends had told him that he should. That was around 2003. He didn’t up date it as often as he could or should have. But I never forgot his advice.
Anne R. Allen’s piece is at:
I’m not sure how many are in The Posse, maybe twenty or forty authors and writers. There might be more. For another up close visit, Sunny Frazier has a lot going on and blogging on five sites. See more about Sunny at:
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Tim, as of today we have 86 members in the Posse, writers at all levels of their career path. The idea is three-fold: to expedite navigating the Internet, to focus on articles on promotion and to support each other by responding to blogs (and mentioning the Posse as often as possible). I am ready to make it a Face Book page to save time from contacting each member on email and to bond the group by introducing members. At first I thought it should be an open group, but I can see where outsiders may abuse it for promotion only. Still thinking it over. Input?
Thanks Tim for the shout-out.
Hhmmmmmm. Open or closed group? Not sure. Your 86 number, wow, seems huge as is. You’re the Sheriff, so it’s lonely, but, I got your six.
I’ve been a member of the Posse since 2011. I’ve learned a lot from Sunny and from several of the other members and I’ve formed some wonderful friendships. Hats off to Sunny Frazier!
Thanks for the shout-out Tim. Stop by today for my post about why you should be writing short fiction.
I too get a lot of Sunny’s emailings to the posse 🙂 Lots of great ideas and marketing.
It’s so thrilling and such an honor to be one of the Posse members. I like to think Sunny Frazier is responsible for at least a little bit of what sort of writer I have become. Thank you, Sunny, and Timothy, for a great reminder of how lucky we all are to share in her wisdom!
I am also a member of the Posse–it’s a wonderful way to get some marketing direction and support. Tim, if you’re interested in starting a Posse FB page, I’m in!
Sunny is starting the FB page, so I guess we’ll all be in.
Hey Tim, I love your work area. Thank you for the post. We (the Posse) love Sunny. She’s the Sheriff. Sunny leads us to some great sites.
Augie, thank you. This and the others are the largest response number of comments I’ve had. Take care.
Getting into Sunny’s posse was one of the very first opportunities I had as a writer entering the writing community. What a welcoming experience! I realized right then and there that writers support each other. If you’re not in some sort of writing community — join one!!