Twitter #FF List

I’ve chosen to recommend people in this format, because I need more than 140 characters to tell you why you might be interested in following them. When tweeters simply list a bunch of names with a #FF next to them, it never makes me click on someone. I tend to only take people’s recommendations if I have some basic information why they’d be interesting.

I’m separating them into categories to save you all time. Scroll down to the title that appeals to you and ignore the rest. I’m all about efficiency. Each week, I will keep the new entries at the top, then the following week, I’ll add them to the already existing list and put new ones on the top again. Rinse and repeat. That’s the plan anyway… I might just keep adding them to the top since this is a major investment of time.

Here we go… please don’t quit on me before you read them all. These people really are deserving of my pimping….

SPECIAL:

@FODfest: FODfest is an amazing organization I recently stumbled upon and am now a full-on recruit and supporter for.  FODfest is an annual concert tour that honors the life and ideals of the late Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl.  Their goal is to build communities through music.  @FODfest will be the TOP of my #FF list until every single follower of mine is fully on board supporting this incredibly fun, talented group of musicians.  Better yet, get your asses to a concert, buy their CDs, and donate to the cause of bringing a unique music program to the schools of the cities they perform.  It’s one big, organic jam session.  Check out the site. I dare you not to get up and dance when you watch the youtube clips: http://www.fodfest.org/ You might as well follow them now. #PIMPsorders.

@SMwriters is a site I founded with @Rachlanger to help writers navigate social media.  We started it during my mad dash to write the Slavery script, so it hasn’t gotten the kick off it deserves.  But I promise, we’ll be all over it, bringing you great tips and support… and even opportunities to guest blog for us!  Don’t miss the fun http://www.SMwriters.com

@scriptchat is the official tweep for #scriptchat that I update as much as possible to inform all screenwriters of the latest and greatest

#scriptchat #treefort: @zacsanford@yeah_write@KageyNYC,@DreamsGrafter Simply put, I could not function without them.  They not only founded scriptchat with me, they have become the best friends a girl could have.  The craziness that goes on behind the scenes keeps me laughing and motivated to pursue #worlddomination with vigor.  I. Love. Them.

#FF POST ORIGINALS

Random:

I say “random” in the nicest of terms. I don’t know how to categorize them because the lines blur as to the specific reasons I follow them. They’re engrained in my tweet stream.

@booksbelow I can’t possibly say enough about Roger. He is by far the greatest inspiration and source of support I have met on Twitter. What I love about him is his intelligence, skill at spreading resource knowledge, and great sense of humor. He’s everything a tweeter could want, wrapped in one avatar. Oh, and he has a tiny horse named SMOKY. Who can beat that? Click here to see Smoky in action: http://www.twitvid.com/346AC

@CtKscribe She’s the amigo who makes us miss her when she’s off Twitter. Unpredictable, hysterical, smart, unique, GROOVY, with an enormous heart. Watching her unfiltered tweet stream brings me joy. She’s real and has FIREBALLS.  Her blog is http://ctkingston.com/ Guaranteed to light your fire!

@DannyBrown @PRCog @_djh are the selfless men of 12 for 12K . OK, so Danny is the “gentleman” of the bunch… well, so is @_djh (or at least so far)… so that leaves @PRCog as the nongentleman (said with great respect-hee). Take that how you want, but they are a great follow. Masked men who do good in this world. Batman’s got nothing on them. I should mention, PRCog has a great blog, albeit wordy, but very real. I love real.

You can’t follow @PRCog without following @stina6001 @hdueitt @tjdietderich. They can do major PR and mix up cocktails at the same time *bow*

@CtKscribe (see above), @mfeige @jenn85 and @Lynnster23. These are peeps I let my guard down with and throw caution to the wind. NOTHING is filtered here, so beware. I highly recommend following them all, or you’ll miss half the hilarity!

@Ask_Izzy writes a bi-weekly Thursday advice column on http://www.megsmumbo.blogspot.com/ She’s far better than any Dear Abby! I also happen to know, she likes tequila.

@nsedef was a surprise find to me. Her bio reads “entrepreneur, marketer and communicator; digital and news junkie; co-founder and managing partner of creative services boutique.” Initially, I wondered why she was following me, an insane, pimping writer, but once we started @’ing, it was love. She’s funny, highly intelligent, extremely generous, and one of my top peeps. Check out her site http://www.thehaloproject.com/

@bklynMF This guy is cool.  Flat out cool. His fun, dry wit cracks me up all day.  God bless the Nerf empire.

@glowmoment Jeanne has an every-changing avatar but one stable twitter voice.  I defy you not to fall in love with her.

@fjfonseca Fernando is a new find for me. I lost my Google Wave virginity to him…I’ll let you all absorb that for a moment (heehee).   He is gentle, patient, knowledgeable and full of more information than the Brittanica.  Great sense of humor too.  What more could you want?

@TsunamiSammi Fun, infectious and spreading RT love… but don’t worry, not the Britney porn bot kind of love.  Another one of those “is it a guy or a chick” names, but really, who cares.  @TsunamiSammi cracks me up, simply said.  Oh, and if you have a really great recipe, send it on over.

@Slickriptide claims he’s an opinionated bastard, but he’s a wonderfully amusing guy who can keep up the humor pace with the best of them.

@jlkoctober brightens my day, simply said.  She’s one of those friends you could turn to with your worst problem and not be judged.  Her love of Eastern philosophies is probably how we met.  Can’t remember.  Regardless, she’s in the feed of many of my friends and our group tweetups rock my world.

@mbreinholt has this Green Bay background but don’t hold that against him if you aren’t a football fan.  He’s no chunkhead.  He’s just a guy.  His name is Marco… to which I always want to tweet “Polo”… except I hate that game.   Fun guy.  I don’t have any idea what he does for a living, and I don’t care. Maybe he’s a dog groomer.  So, if you have a dirty dog, give him a tweet.

@Xibee has literally saved my life.  My house got struck by lightening last fall, and when I tweeted about the strange electrical happenings, she immediately came to my rescue and alerted me to call my electrician pronto.  The chick saved my house, for sure.  Who would have thought such a beauty would have electrical skills?  That should teach you all there’s much behind everyone’s avatar.  Follow Xibee and find out.  There are many layers and talents to this generous woman.

Pros who dish out great writing advice:

Since I’m a writer, it’s important to remember why I started tweeting in the first place… to learn. Here are my faves:

@JaneFriedman Past Publisher of Writer’s Digest fame and current professor, #WonderJane is the primary source for all you need to know about the business of writing. I religiously read her blog and RT her advice. If you follow one publishing expert, she should be it. She’s also approachable and very generous. Very humble… and she loves bourbon. Definitely my kind of gal.  She also helped launch my freelance career and is my rock in this crazy world of writing.

@RachelleGardner is a literary agent who focuses on the Christian marketplace. Her blog provides essential information for all writers, not just Christian writers, so please don’t discount her if you’re an atheist! If you’re serious about writing, she’s the agent to follow. No bull. She calls it like it is. Love that.

@ColleenLindsay Perhaps I should let her bio speak for itself: Publishing browncoat. Digital proselytizer.  Literary agent.  Queer human.  Pop culture junkie.  People connector. Sartorial tragedy.  Cat herder.  Professional nerd. However, I will add she’s one sarcastic, truth-speaking agent.  My favorite kind.  Don’t you dare send a query before reading her blog!

Screenwriters:

@zacsanford I met him in person, long before I started tweeting. Yes, I have pitched to him. Very generous, fun, and humorous, person. One of the good guys out there in La La Land.  He’s also the First Dude of our #scriptchat #treefort team.  We pimpettes would be lost without him.  Screenwriter, development exec and all around great friend.

@KageyNYC I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Kim in person.  Formerly in the publishing business, she’s now a screenwriting student at The New School.  As a treefort team member of #scriptchat, she’s invaluable to me.  Gives great advice and always keeps it real.  If you’re a filmmaker in NYC, give her an @.  She’d love to stalk your set and learn.  Check out her new blog: http://www.kgarland.com/

@yeah_write not only writes screenplays, but writes mystery/suspense novels, owns a restaurant and horses. She’s published in non-fiction (magazines and hiking book). Multi-tasker is her middle name. She’s an intelligent, fun, out-of-the-box friend. I am delighted we met! She makes a mean POM martini and glass beads too.

@DreamsGrafter just finished her first speed-pitching event. Talented, passionate, and dedicated to her craft, she blogs, networks, and supports her fellow writer. She’s a delicious Twitter find.  She’s also the EURO #scriptchat moderator. She is my ROCK on the other side of the pond. Her blog: http://screenwriterjourney.blogspot.com/

@scripteach writer, teacher, filmmaker… so much to learn from Bill.  So when he speaks, listen up peeps. David Trottier of The Screenwriter’s Bible even pimps him… I’m in good company! http://www.scripteach.com/

@GCGeek a great humor writer who cracks me up on a daily basis.  Check out his blog for a good giggle http://morucci.blogspot.com/ I always love seeing his wit in my feed.  You never know what will come out of his mouth.  Love that.

@HonorKnightASA is an artist, swordsman and adventurist, and one hell of a film reviewer.  He is the master of The Film Warriors http://www.filmwarriors.blogspot.com/ and has brought some of our very own scriptchatters to his team.  Bookmark his blog and enjoy his musings.  I know I do.  He’s become one of my rocks.

@thewritertype when I first saw Paul’s avatar and quick wit, I knew I needed him in my feed. He’s a great comedy writer and regular at #scriptchat.  I can’t imagine a Sunday chat without him and his snark.  He always brings the fun and the great advice http://thewritertype.blogspot.com/

@ScriptScribbler behind the guise of a computer geek lurks a screenwriter.  So if you’re writing away and need someone to talk to, run an idea by or just make you giggle, give him an holler.  Very fun addition to my feed.  I’m thrilled to have found him.

@MJ_ Slide Mahongoney may be young in years, but she’s a rich, old soul.  We had many discussions about the adaptation I’m doing, and she will absolutely be one of my trusted readers.  Not only do I enjoy her perspectives, I enjoy her humor and sweetness.  She is indeed my favorite newest find.  Delighted she’s on my feed. Watch her video on her blog to learn more about her. She’s one to keep an eye on!  http://juntoinkfilms.blogspot.com/

@eyamie Jeff is on fun screenwriter and always happy to share.  He’s such a great #scriptchat participant that he even put “#scriptchat” in his bio!  Gotta dig that kinda love!

@NevadaGrey screenwriter, director, actor, web series creator, black belt, script consultant and VP of Virtual Pitchfest, this chick is a wad of talent wrapped up in one gorgeous body.  The best quality though is her huge heart.  She’s a must follow.  Period.  Check out her web series, The Other Normal.  Hysterical! http://www.youtube.com/user/NevadaGrey2010

@pattyfantastia is the Director of Marketing of Nevada Film Alliance in Las Vegas.  She writes, she produces, and she shanks.  Yes, she shanks.  So watch out 😉  Check out her Filmmaker’s Notebook blog: http://www.filmmakersnotebook.com/ Oh, and she loves hockey.

@JasonDalBianco quick-witted screenwriter who keeps you laughing… and sometimes make your jaw drop.  Warning: Jason’s views aren’t always popular, but I love a person who speaks their mind, throwing public opinion aside.

@UnCompletedWork is an amazing networker in and out of the NYC area. If you have a hankering for singing, he does Screenwriter Karaoke! Very talented young man, wise beyond his years. Watch out of him. He’s one that’ll make it. If you follow him, you need to follow @covermyscript too. They’re collaborating.

@covermyscript is a professional script reader who doesn’t give sugar-coated feedback like your mama.  If you want to hear it real, toss your script her way… pronto.  Besides being a pro, she’s one fun, tequila-lovin’, not-bashful tweeter.  Check out her site: http://www.covermyscript.com/

@ninehourfilms is a new follow for me, but her screenwriting skills got her to the top 100 at the CS Open contest. She’s one to watch…

@mhictire is a master web man, great writer (I know, I’ve read his work), and has a head-banging, teen son who wears really cool hats. I dig him.

@ttimetochitchat has a stream worthy of a PIMP. Just getting to know this tweeter, but definitely like the pimp style & networking love.

@mdaystory amazes me. What more can I say? She’s an incredibly talented screenwriter who tackled Nano this year with vigor, posting her almost-daily updates on the self-inflicted writing hell she was in. One of THE most talented writers I have met on Twitter. You have to see her blog: http://moderndaystoryteller.com/ To be honest, I started following her because of her Godfather background ha 🙂  Karen is so wonderful, she’s also listed under “novels & writers alike” on this post below.

@purelycarrie blogs and shares her knowledge on #scriptchat. Very supportive, wonderful tweeter. http://purelycarrie.wordpress.com/

@jeffige is a screenwriter who helps others. Check out his blog for great tips on writing, especially if you’re new at it. A great find. http://learningscreenplay.blogspot.com/

@labtoad bio says “playwright” but he’s in the screenwriting category anyway. Leslie follows writers and screenwriters alike. @ her … that’s a pimp order.

@JoannaDangelo always up for some fun on #scriptchat or beyond. A joy. Need I say more?

@davidspies amazing pimp of #scriptchat and others. Love his support and spread of knowledge.

@JLichtenberg is a longtime Science Fiction writer and screenwriter who lends wonderful support to up-and-coming writers.  I bow to her for joining us at #scriptchat.

@rachlanger is my tech goddess screenwriter and creator of our scriptchat blog www.scriptchat.blogspot.com She patiently suffers through my tech fail moments and cries for help.  Love having a writer on my feed with so many talents.  Rachel and I started SMwriters.com together, a support site for writers who are navigating social media sites.  Check us out and follow @SMwriters on Twitter too!

@SKCOMEDY has wowed #scriptchat with his time, knowledge and generosity.  It’s a joy to have him in the mix.  We’re all better informed because he’s a part of our lives.  Follow him and learn.

@LifesizeLD I met her through @zacsanford. I admit, when I first saw her Twitter name, I thought, “why is she posting her bra size?” but alas, she isn’t.  She’s simply a wonderful comedy writer who adds a bright light to our #scriptchat nights.

@2degreesofalie Alie is one of my dearest friends in real life.  She’s truly a gem – funny, brilliant and a humble heart.  Currently working on The Conan O’Brien Show, I’m confident Alie is one writer to watch.  She’ll take over the comedy world in no time.  Here she is in one of Conan’s skits: http://bit.ly/5rywsk She also has a very funny blog: http://twoblondeswalkintoablog.wordpress.com/

@kingisafink King and Keck are my treasured pimp angel assistants.  Dynamic duo filmmaking and screenwriting team, they will inform and delight…and bring you coffee http://kingisafink.com/

@moviequill is a fun-loving screenwriter who makes me giggle as well as confessions his fetishes to me.  Follow to find out just what those are…. http://moviequill.blogspot.com/

@huerhodes wrote and directed his first feature film, Saint John of Las Vegas, starring Steve Buscemi… who I LOVE!  Here’s a link: http://www.huerhodes.com/hues-blog/saint-john-of-las-vegas.html Can’t wait to see it!  Definitely keep your eye out for Hue’s blog too: www.huerhodes.com

@quicksilverwest not sure if it’s a guy or a chick, but really, who cares when the voice has such great wit?  Fun writer who keeps me on my toes. Dig that.

@DJordanKnight is one of my favorite writers.  Currently, writing a script with @zacsanford, this girl has humor in her bones.  If you ever wondered what it was like to write naked, you better read her blog: http://d-jordan-knight.blogspot.com/ She inspires me every single day.  Love her… and her writing.

@PeteofAllTrades Pete is a comedian, author, lover of sushi and expert on adding humor to weight loss.  His book, The UnAmerican UnDiet is hysterical: http://www.unamericanundiet.com/welcome.htm I should mention, I know Pete in real life… one of the men in this world I deeply respect.  @2degreesofalie is lucky to have found him!

@Timsn screenwriter from NYC and regular participant in #scriptchat.  Always spreading knowledge and fun.

@Jonathan_Peace is possibly the #1 fan of @scriptchat, and I do expect him to tie the #treefort up and hold us hostage someday.  An aspiring screenwriter, Jonathan is always thinking out of the box, most recently with his quest to write a script in 24 hours.  Follow his progress on @24hrTwitScript. He also has a great blog he’s constantly updating and improving: http://jonathan-peace.blogspot.com/

@lupiilu Lucy is one fun chick and talented screenwriter.  A devoted @scriptchat fan (2nd only to @Jonathan_Peace), you’ll always find her talking screenwriting and all that the biz entails.  Very fun find and delighted to have her in my feed.

@eyamie Jeff is a fabulously talented screenwriter from Winnipeg.  He’ll make you laugh, share his wisdom, and help any way he can.  If you’re a scriptchat peep, you need to make sure to follow him.  Pimps orders!

Various film folk:

I follow so many film industry people, but here’s a few I really enjoy. Please don’t be dissuaded because I haven’t elaborated on the reasons why you should follow them. Just show some blind trust, and remember, I don’t pimp crap:

@CORKY242 @filmutopia @EitherOrFilms @mjodirector @iscamedia @Dr0id @robertcarroll and @GoldenAgeofGeek

@filmuptopia I listed Clive on my original post, but I know him better now, hence wanted to expand. His blog http://filmutopia.typepad.com/film_utopia/ has a smorgasbord of filmmaking knowledge. He shares his learnings, his projects and his writing adventures. Currently, he’s adapting his script, SMOKE, into a novel and taking us on his journey of delight. I’m proud of him, humbled to know him, and delighted to recommend him to all.

@ozzywood is an incredible wealth of information for screenwriters and filmmakers.  The Story Department rocks the house with knowledge and #scriptchat support http://thestorydepartment.com/ He tries to make scriptchat whenever he can, despite those OZ time-zone obstacles.  He’s a must follow for all that is screenwriting… and he’s just plain fun.

@shericandler Sheri is one hell of a supporter for any indie filmmaker.  Follow her for the best marketing and PR advice.  She’s not all work though… she’s also a gem of a friend.  http://www.shericandler.com/

@johnrackham is a talented actor, writer, filmmaker, and runner. If you’re looking for a renaissance man who is humble and generous, look no more.

@theodorefisher is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who blogs. His pictures are beautiful. Check them out: http://newyorkportraits.blogspot.com/

@indiemoviemaker David is a filmmaker and actor who lends his support with or without a kilt (yes, he’s Scottish). He’s distributing his feature film MISSION X http://www.missionx.co.uk/ #stockingstufferpimpout

@FilmLadd tweets informative and funny. Check out his blog: http://laddehlingerjr.com/

@cybeam1 Indy filmmaker who tweets to keep us connected and learning. Check him out.

@JBMovies sweet, knowledgeable, hardworking filmmaker who is always there with a smile of support.

@tylerweaver is one fine man with many talents, not only as a filmmaker but also in the nonprofit world.  If you have a film project, he’s your man.  Give him a call http://tyler-weaver.com/Welcome.html

@grking is a NY-based filmmaker with a great blog.  He spreads tweet love via his own #FF post. Check out who he loves  http://grking.com/blog/

@joshuascriptmag @joshuastecker Yes, Joshua goes by two names…don’t we all have Sybil inside us (twitch, twitch)?  West Coast Editor of Script Magazine, Joshua if full of knowledge, but don’t worry, he’s no boring journalist.  He’ll spew fun in your feed under both personalities.

@Philontilt organizer of EgoFest Short Film Festival.  Don’t forget to watch the very fun short he directed, Honest Work http://www.creativejinx.com/Creative_Jinx/Honest_Work.html

@Grant_Stoner Grant is a producer who graciously listened to a pitch I presented at Expo a few years back.  Fun, helpful and a Chicago-lover.  Oh… and he went to Sundance #jealous

@Joelsk_ Joel just became a finalist in Tropfest 2010 for his film FREQUENCY!!!  Not only is Joel a talented filmmaker, he’s a great artist… and has that twisted sense of humor I love.  I’m trying to help Joel find a short to direct next, so @ me if you have one.  Let’s share our talents and rule the world – mwhahaha

@wackeychan By now, most of you know, I’m not reading anyone’s f*cking script until I get my own written.  So one day, I get a DM from @wackeychan asking me to check out his student film project.  Yes, I sighed.  Then I clicked …. because I am a pimp, after all.  Wow.  WOW!  Mat is a 19-yr-old filmmaker who kicks it across the room.  I’d bet my last fedora that he is one of the few who will make it.  He will make it, and he will make it BIG.  BUT, he needs our help raising $10,000 to make his film. This pimp puts her money where her mouth is.  I donated. Now its your turn #PIMPorders

@Trigonis a poet, filmmaker and pimp of his film CERISE.  Check out his link, GIVE and support his dedication and talent: http://www.indiegogo.com/cerise FYI, this pimp put her money where her mouth is and donated.  I don’t donate to just anything.  Watch his clip and you’ll be impressed too.  He might even send you a personalized FB poem if you do 😉

@robertamunroe rocks the house!  I contacted her, very last minute, about appearing for our short film scriptchat, and this generous woman dug right in. She fielded tons of questions effortlessly and drank at least three martinis while doing it.  Now that is talent!  Her expertise in short filmmaking surpasses all.  If you’re making a short, you need her.  Plain and simple.  Check out her site, her book, her lectures, and her consulting services here: http://www.robertamunroe.com/home.html

@allegrahuston There is no single category Allegra fits into, as she is an author, screenwriter and filmmaker all wrapped into one.  My writing partner, Doug Blackmon, introduced us, and I’m happily holding her hand and guiding her through her Twitter ride.  To say I’m delighted to have met her is by far, a pimp understatement.  She’s clever, hysterically funny, and a great talent.  Check out her site for info on her book, Love Child, her short film project GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKI, as well as articles she’s written for wowowow.com. Allegra’s site: http://www.allegrahuston.com/

@jbonnell Jon is another loyal scriptchatter and producer at Infinite Spectrum Productions.  http://www.infspec.com/ The man behind the avatar has talents a mile long, including winning awards for writing, producing and directing.  He also serves as Screenwriting Director for the Independent Film Project.  Follow him just to see his banter with @zacsanford.

@Dr0id director, editor and all around geek.  Jesse’s description of himself in his blog “I have a lot to learn and a lot to share.”  That to me is what Twitter is all about.  Bravo!  Give him a follow and check out his work: http://icutfilm.com/

Comic book writers:

@pulptone is a very talented graphic designer and comic book writer.  I’ve had the pleasure of peeking at his work.  Love it!  We’re bringing him over to the dark side… screenwriting.  Also, if you’re into history and war films, he’s your man.  Check out his site: http://www.pulptone.com/

Novelists and bloggers alike:

I found most of these writers doing #writechat on Sunday afternoons.

@ElysabethW, @lights_aurora@amiestuart, and @yeah_write tweet everything from preferred liquor to serious writing information. They are unpredictable, but that’s why I love about having them in my tweet stream. If I’m down, they lift me up… every time. They are my vodka-drinking, cow-tipping comrades (*note: @yeah_write is also a screenwriter, see above and @amiestuart paints free-hand camo on her kids’ walls

@writeononline is a lifestyle and entertainment writer who brings a global community of writers together both on Twitter and Facebook.  I love her generosity and support.  Check out her site and join the community she has created http://writeononline.com/

@gothhicgoddess @AssassinGrl deserve a follow not only for their tweets but also because they thought of these cool names before I did *hangs head in shame*

@aspiringmama has a blog I visit often. She’s currently running an essay contest on it. She is “aspiring” but also inspiring.

@PiaVeleno has a great Crank blog, writes often, and even wants to learn Italian. She speaks her mind… my favorite kind of person.

@RandomOenophile writes fiction and is our wine expert. I’ve learned much from her about the grapes. I look forward to watching her writing career soar.

@mdaystory has a FANTASTIC blog! She is by far one of the best writers I have run across in Twitterland. Her words move me every time, plus she has a sense of humor unmatched. There are many layers to this woman, so enjoy!  She’s also in the screenwriter section above… I love her so much, I listed her twice.

@so_you_know Annie delights me.  She’s a unique writer from New York City who I can’t wait to meet in real life!  Oh, and her mom gives great advice too.  Watch Annie tweet with a plethora of writers and be in awe of her many layers.  Love this girl.  http://annieqsyed.com/

@starry_girl a country writer with a blog. Who could ask for more? She even writes about wieners.  For real! http://slworrell.wordpress.com/

@ParkerXL writer, photographer and super-hero… to me, that is 😉  Parker holds my hand through blog-hell formatting issues, and is totally cool about helping others when they’re in a jam.  Check out his blog… and those eyes http://www.sarparker.com/ Nuff said.

@DavidWeedmark David and I met on Twitter because of his upcoming novel The Tanglewood Murders (I live 20 minutes from Tanglewood).  While geography connected us, his wit, intelligence and generosity brought us from followers to friends.  Davis is THE go-to guy for writing info. Reading his blog is a MUST!  He’s a step ahead of all.  http://davidweedmark.com/

@RileyCarney Riley is an incredibly talented teen author of a five-book series.  Yes, I said “teen”… and FIVE-book series!  Pick your jaw up off the floor and check her out.  She may be young, but she’s in my “young genius” category, along with @MJ_Slide.  WOOT! http://www.rileycarney.com/

@Vanessa_LW Vanessa makes me giggle.  I’ve met her in person at the Writer’s Digest offices… and I’ve seen her desk.  I’ll forgive her for not being a slob because she has some really funky stuff surrounding her workplace.  Oh, and she had her belly dancing debut J  Love that!

@MassWriter I have known Faye forever.  I mean that.  We grew up together in a little Upstate, NY town.  Amazing how life brings you full circle when we realized we were both writers after connecting on Facebook.  The girl has talent and dedication.  Give her a follow.  Maybe she’ll even give you some prepuberty dirt on me…. Or not. Heehee.  http://www.fayerapoportdespres.com/

@ontheblob William is a dad, writer, historian, artist, and pipe carver (I wonder if that means pipes for wacky weed).  He’s just one cool guy who eats rum cake and takes his girl to concerts.  If we lived near each other, we’d both be in the bleachers while our girls chased rock stars.  So maybe we’d have a flask with us.  We’d definitely arm wrestle for non-designated driver status.  http://www.ontheblob.net/

@jessdani is a poet, journalist, author, closet geek, religion and human studies enthusiast and former bartender.  Just guess which of those qualities drew me to her? J   She’s always there to lend a hand or just to laugh with.  http://www.jessicaspengler.com/

@TomYHowe – my poet. When I want to unwind, I grab a glass of wine and read his stream. Beautiful.

@mindofbryan has many talents. He helps @aspiringmama with her web issues, he writes, he offers fantastic advice and encouragement to everyone on #writechat, and he’s just an interesting guy. I respect him and his words.

@tenderprey I admit, I started following her because her avatar was beautiful. She was one of the very first writers I met on #writechat. I really can’t remember exactly how we started chatting, but no matter. I enjoy her words, her advice to others, and her dedication to her craft.

@jhtatroe is also an early #writechat find. Again, it was not only the beautiful, thought-provoking avatar, but her voice that made me @ her. I often watch her stream and wish for such discipline. She’d dedicated and fiercely supportive of her fellow writers. I don’t often @ her, but she inspires me from afar.

@TrishMcCallan is a suspense and romance novelist, crazy pet owner and very supportive of all her writer followers.

@thrillerchick is the one and only Bestselling author, J.T. Ellison. I met her via my blog post on my friend who died of ALS. She @’d me, and we’ve been fast and furious friends since. Her generosity and support motivates me to keep writing… and reading. Her books are fantastic! http://www.jtellison.com/jt-ellison-front-page/

@Donna_Carrick and @Alex_Carrick A couple who tweets and writes together, stays together. Very fun follows with a vast amount of information to share both on #writechat and #scriptchat. I love that they crossed over to learn about screenwriters from screenwriters. It speaks volumes of their bravery : )

@AuntSuger and @JordanDrew must be followed together for the most laughs. Very fun. I’d like to think they’re drunk all the time, but alas, they are funny

@official92 is one supportive writer, daily recommending others to follow. Love it when a peep works hard to connect others. Generosity is attractive.

@PennyAsh is possibly one of the writers I respect most. She not only writes with discipline, but she also generously shares her learning with others and lends support. What I love most about her though is how fearlessly she is making the leap into screenwriting. See her genius on #writechat on #scripchat. One. Humble. Talented. Human.

@Georgia_McBride is the moderator of #YAlitchat on Wednesday nights, 9pm EST. Very wise, generous, informative writer who tweets fun too. I guarantee you will learn… and laugh.

@jorence Jose warms my soul.  Not only is he a writer and photographer, he’s also a generous, supportive chap who eats cake with the glee of a kid.

@jdistraction wonderfully supportive writer who claims to be shy, but don’t believe her.  She’s always there when you need a hand.

@jmartinlibrary the girl buried behind that stack of books is worth digging through for.  Always quick-witted and entertaining.  Love her… and she’s a Beatle’s fan.

@MonicaEmme is a wonderfully supportive writer who participates in the writer chats and even pops into scriptchat on Sundays (see how I weave in scriptchat pimps heehee).  Don’t you dare complain about how cold it is… this chick lives in Alaska where its colder than witches tit…or at least that’s what her blog says: http://analaskangirl.blogspot.com/

@LukeRomyn is my dark-hearted, bitter fave (along with @ambigfoot) who tweets raw and is a great self-pimper.  He pimps so well, I even bought his horror thriller, Dark Path, and I have never read a horror book in my life.  Check him out, but you might need Twiagra to keep up  http://www.lukeromyn.host56.com/

@ceebee308 you can’t follow @LukeRomyn without following his fellow ball buster @ceebee308.  Great humor and wit spew from these two.  Plus I like to imagine his sarcasm with a great French accent.  Check out Claude’s site and books  http://bigceebee.webs.com/

@dlschubert YA and Women’s Fiction writer, Debra adds humor and chocolate love to my feed.  Always supportive, you’ll be thrilled to have found her… as am I.

@loripop326 sarcastic, fun, quick-witted.  Her blog is fantastic! Writes naked. http://shesawake.blogspot.com/

@betawolfkid Marie is new to Twitter and the wife of a dear friend.  A talented writer living in Milan and writing her first novel, she needs our support.  Jump on her feed and her brilliance will shine.

@slushpilehero a fantastic friend and writer who is one of my rocks on Twitter.  She’s lovely, funny, intelligent and forgiving of my many pimp fails… like not putting her on this list MUCH earlier!   I love this girl… like a sister.  Check out this talented writer’s blog: http://slushpilehero.wordpress.com/

Multi-hyphenates:

@multihyphenate blogazine is the brainchild of @tylerweaver and his incredible talent.  The site is packed with articles by filmmakers, writers, comic book creators, photographers, musicians, marketers and all who are creatively forging into the world that is media insanity.  Fantastic site. Check it out: http://multihyphenate.blogspot.com/2010/01/all-new-all-different-all-hyphenated.html

@Bekemeyer is a writer, independent filmmaker and podcaster… and one snarky tweeter.  If you want it real and raw, follow his stream.  I will follow him anywhere.  One more thing: I am proud of him for more reasons than I can share here.  http://2bpictures.com/

@samuraiko Michelle is a tech writer, editor and great videographer.  She also sends out great links to music to write by… especially action scenes.  I love her support and talent. She’s a great find. Check out her work here: http://www.samuraikoproductions.com/

@zaffi Writer, editor, director… and skier.  A must follow for all in the film industry.  Check out his site for his latest projects: http://zaffi.com

@TheLoneOlive Amanda is an incredible talent, not only as a writer and producer, but also as a woman who fights for a cause.  A contributor to the Huffington Post, Amanda has traveled to Haiti and continues to write articles about the plight of the Haitian people.  Her efforts are selfless.  She’s also funny and quick-witted.  And when I see that olive, it makes me want a martini.  http://www.theloneolive.com/

Tech:

Recently I had some tech issues, and these peeps came to my rescue:

@jfinley knows tech, films, and music. We had a DJ-off one… ok, maybe more than one… night that had me dancing around my office.

@artqwu I have known for 20 years…did you hear that, Art? 20 YEARS! He has given me tech support and more emotional support than I could possibly say. We have laughed together, and he’s held me while I cried. I went to see When Harry Met Sally with him. I’ll never forget it. He is one of my dearest friends. Oh, at one of the Halloween parties we went to, he was dressed as a dog and I was his fire hydrant. Need I say more.

@cmhoughton has amazing tech knowledge but also reviews Smallville http://www.kryptonsite.com/triplet.htm Very supportive find.

Poets:

@ChainOfWords@ruinedXfinery and @acrichards (who writes & rocks out in her music tweets) need to be followed together. I love their voices. What they do in 140 will amaze you. Beautiful.

@WordSmithSpeaks I. Love. Him. Sometimes I simply watch his feed go by and shake my head in amazement. His #sixwordstories skill marvels. A man who is strong, humble, proud, and full of love for his little girl. My respect for him is enormous. http://speaksbeliefs.com/

@WookiesGirl has no filter. I love that. She’s a smart, dirty poet girl who celebrates Boobie Wednesday with a weekly provocative avatar. Gotta dig a woman who puts herself out there. Her poetry is found on one of her many blogs. Check this one out: http://magicmagnifyingmind.blogspot.com/ Of course, an adult content warning. Would you expect anything less

@ruinedXfinery, also known as @ruinedfinery. When I first met her, she warned me most unfollow her after a short while because she’s unfiltered. Upon hearing that, I knew I’d nev there’s er unfollow her. She’s a gem. Don’t let her unfiltered tweets fool you… she’s a very gifted writer. Follow, sit back and be amazed. I should mention, her stripper name is Babydollnipplepielambchopkittensugargirl. If you want your own stripper name, just ask, she’ll give you one.  She claims to not be a writer…I disagree… she’s a beautiful poet.  UPDATE: Ruins is on and off Twitter, so you may not be able to find her.  But when she is on, she’s ON. I miss her.

Photographers:

@littlepurplecow Stephanie is an incredibly unique documentary photographer and digital media producer.  She posts the most beautiful photos taken from her iPhone (find them on her blog below).  I look forward to seeing the world through her lens.  Not only is she a fabulous artist, she has the most curious, interesting mind.  Her tweets are fantastic.  Check out her site and see for yourself: http://www.littlepurplecowphotography.com/

Music:

@SweetToothUK Now THIS is a musician you have to follow.  Wow!  The talent even brought me to iTunes to click and buy.  Love her voice and video.  Check her out: http://www.sweettoothmusic.co.uk/

@FODfest: FODfest is an amazing organization I recently stumbled upon and am now a full-on recruit and supporter for.  FODfest is an annual concert tour that honors the life and ideals of the late Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl.  Their goal is to build communities through music.  @FODfest will be the TOP of my #FF list until every single follower of mine is fully on board supporting this incredibly fun, talented group of musicians.  Better yet, get your asses to a concert, buy their CDs, and donate to the cause of bringing a unique music program to the schools of the cities they perform.  It’s one big, organic jam session.  Check out the site. I dare you not to get up and dance when you watch the youtube clips: http://www.fodfest.org/ You might as well follow them now. #PIMPsorders.