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Twitter Action at the FWA Conference

October 31, 2014

The FWA Conference was full of firsts for people and one thing had everyone buzzing, or should we say, tweeting. Jennie Jarvis, Faculty Chair, opened up a contest that involved conference attendees tweeting throughout the weekend. One lucky winner would be able to win a free mini-conference.Twitter Contest4C

As if tweeting wasn’t enough of a reward in its own, the contest had even more people taking to their Twitter app, snapping photos and squeezing as much as they could into 140 characters.

Some people were even going so far as to peek over the shoulders of others who had their phones out to see what the tweet topic was.

The Twitter Contest winner was Carrie Morgan, who spent the bulk of her conference downtime sending tweets. @C_T_Morgan shared such tweets as “It’s great to be around writers It so is. #MyPeople #FWA2014” and “If problem cld be solved by 1 honest conversation btwn hero & heroine, then it’s not really a prob & the puppeteer’s strings show. #FWA2014”

Carrie’s closing tweet from the conference says it all… “Why did I tweet like a madwoman during #FWA2014? Because it’s fun & because it was another way to meet/connect with FWA’ers & other writers.”

Looks like we have a tradition. Expect another Twitter Contest at next year’s annual conference October 14-18, 2015, at the Hilton Orlando Altamonte Springs. Who knows? We may hold similar contests at the seven (and counting) mini-conferences planned for 2015. Info will be posted to the website in the coming weeks.

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