3/22/09

Twitter, Writing for the Web and Life in General

@AngelaJames and I just had an epiphany. A little bit of background. @AngelaJames just made friends on Twitter. She's the executive editor at Samhain Publishing, specializing in digital books. Anywhoo, she was twittering with some of her peers about a book I didn't know--Blood and Chocolate--and I know a lot of books! So I asked her to give me a review. On Twitter. In 140 characters or less. Suddenly, we both saw the possibilities of Twitter. I held my breath. In less than a minute, she twittered back a succinct plot line with her critique.
Teenage female werewolf struggles to find acceptance in a world that doesn't know about the supernatural. Moody, dark and emotional.
We then both realized the beauty of Twitter. It teaches you to write better faster. As one of my favorite lines by AJ Liebling goes, "I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better." Tweets refine your thinking, creativity, wit and writing. And, if done well, a twitter can be repurposed for elevator pitches, bylines, resumes and queries. Twitter: helping the cause of literacy one character at a time.

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4 comments:

Furqan Nazeeri said...

If I had more time, I'd write a shorter comment.

Lisa Salazar said...

You are too funny Furqan! LOL

Anonymous said...

Check out @TweetReads on Twitter, too!

Darren Wilson said...

Reminds me of my favorite quote this month:

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

Michael Pollan described all the diets, health fads, and organic movement in one poetic line.

 

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