Counsel? Are you sure that's not a typo? Shouldn't it be council?
A lot of people were scratching their heads when the tweets started. What is this thing, and what the heck does it have to do with me?
Very simply, The Twilight Counsel is a support community. Our goal is to bring together newer writers with folks who've 'been there, done that' in the community for support, advice, tips and a general shoulder. By providing forum support for the quick hit questions (e.g. I'm writing a canon back story and I need more info on the Volturi or I know nothing about cars, what type of engine would a '68 Camaro have?) to more direct 1:1 relationships, our goal is to help people looking for support navigate the fandom, while leveraging the knowledge and experience of those that have been around a while and are willing to share their experiences.
So if you are a writer looking for moral support, someone who can act as a sounding board, help you work through plot issues, writers block, or even the best times of the week to post and where to put up teasers, this is your spot. If you are someone that's been around the fandom for at least nine months (why nine months? We'd like you to have been through some of the bigger fandom based events like awards, Fandom Gives Back, and a movie release) and would like to help someone else navigate the waters, jump on in.
Very simply, The Twilight Counsel is meant to provide a layer of support to people across this fandom, and leverage the one thing we all enjoy, a good story, as a positive way to bring people together.
For more information on The Twilight Counsel, the application process for a 1:1 relationship, or the locations of the open forums, please visit our LiveJournal site. (please note the comm is open to all, you do not need an LJ membership to view or post). If you have any direct questions, we'll happily field them at firstname.lastname@example.org.