Ready-Set-Write and the
Some might claim that the Typeractive group first met because Randy Lindsay wanted to connect with other writers, and he e-mailed Arizona authors to see if they were interested in forming a group. As others remember it, innocent writers were minding their own business while walking down the street, when a van pulled up, grabbed them, and dragged them off to a secret meeting in a covert location. That's the thing about authors; they make stuff up for a living and spent time in imaginary worlds so you can't always believe what they tell you. Whatever the circumstances, the Typeractive group began meeting not only to critique one another's work, but to discuss other aspects of the business like marketing and dealing with publishers. This inevitably led to crying jags and chocolate binges, but it also led to some awesome collaborations. Most notably, the Ready-Set-Write workshop held every October to help aspiring writers jumpstart their novels. The idea for a podcast came next when the group realized that others might be interested in hearing the sorts of conversations that writers have when they are together and talking about their business. Who knows what will come next. Probably some sort of world domination.