Lately I've been thrashing myself as the social media revolution thrashes me because I'm feeling a strong pull to reduce my time online and focus on fiction writing. So, consider this list as me talking to me, but if it helps you also, that's good.
12 Meditations for Writers in Social Media's Twittiful Age
By Nordette Adams, African American Books Examiner
- I write therefore I am.
- Say "no" to tweeting before writing.
- Do not use Facebook to not face your book.
- Write first, friend later.
- There are no good twribes just good scribes.
- In the beginning was the word not the tweet.
- If Faulkner had Facebook, would we have Faulkner?
- Oprah's book club makes money, her tweet club makes noise.
- Ashton Kutcher can be King of Twitter. You can be Queen of completed books.
- Seen the real Toni Morrison tweeting lately?
- Moby Dick's not the one shared on MySpace.
- Writer shall not live by 140 characters alone.
If the NYT blog post "One Tweet Over the Line" pricked your curiosity, your may read it at this link.