We're all tired these days, all fatigued, worn out, worn down by the constant barrage of injury and outrage and negligence and injustice that comes at us hour by hour, minute by minute, turning small days into long years. There is no one among us who doesn't feel the need for a break from literally … Continue reading Rest and Return
I’ve been ruminating on why I’m so drawn to social media and on what I hope to get out of using it. We writers are continually being told by those in publishing who know about these things that we should build our “platforms,” cultivate our audience, even before we have a book to sell. Certainly … Continue reading Why blog? Why tweet?
Yes, you read that correctly. Facebook--that insidious thief of creative energy--has made me a better writer. I kid you not. I was invited to join Facebook back in 2009 by a good friend who lives in another state. Cool, I thought, this will help us keep in touch. For a long time, that was the only useful purpose … Continue reading How Facebook Has Helped Me Become A Better Writer
Since it's Friday and I'm in the mood to slack off, I took some time today to try out Facebook's new Timeline feature on my personal profile. I approached the Big Change with fear and trepidation, expecting to be outraged by how much of my life was now available to my (not-always-so-close) friends. Instead I … Continue reading Facebook Timeline Might Be A Good Thing