Popping In Again

And now I’m back!
In cyberspace!
I just logged in to find you here –

Okay, I’m stopping.

News! Well, I have a critique partner now. Exciting, no? We’re having fun going over her MG mystery and my MG fantasy (The Book of Foxes) one chapter at a time. Good stuff.

So, I have a Twitter account, but I find I basically don’t use it. As a Teen Services librarian, the impression I get is that teens don’t use Twitter a lot, either. I think it’s mostly adults, many of them doing grown-up things like reporting and commenting on news, organizing events, and so on. Not that teens don’t do those things – I just don’t see them doing them on Twitter much. How about you guys? Who do you think is using Twitter? Are you?

Also, this contest, for which you submit a 35-word pitch and the first 150 words of your finished novel, and agents pick their favorites, might interest some of you.

2 thoughts on “Popping In Again

  • I’m not sure about the demographics of teens using Twitter, but I like it and use it for more than “grown-up things.” I’d say I use it more for entertainment. It helps that all my friends joined Twitter at the same time in college and I really enjoy keeping up with those 140-character glimpses of their lives.

    As for bookish things: Harvard Bookstore’s twitter account (@HarvardBooks) is fantastic; they do things like #FridayReads, promote events, ask questions, share interesting literary links.

    Plus let’s not forget the Twitter accounts of various beloved authors (Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) is the obvious one for me, but I’m pretty sure the vast majority of YA and SFF authors have Twitter accounts these days. @EllenKushner and @DeliaSherman do. And about half of it is interesting links to other sites (like Hark! A Vagrant’s literary comics, or a parody commercial for Bronte Sisters action figures…)

    Plus you get to see Neil Gaiman tweet things like “OH FUCK I WON THE NEWBURY” (actual quote) and what is not awesome about that?

  • Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best.

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