And now I’m back!
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”
September 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm
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?
September 4, 2012 at 12:08 am
Happy Birthday! Wishing you all the best.