Saturday, August 19, 2017

The surprise that is Twitter

I never thought I would join Twitter, certainly not with how busy I already am. Always said it wasn’t for me, but then in January I changed my mind. I thought it might be a good place to do a little marketing for one of my books. I thought I could tweet a line or two out of Out in the Dark from time to time and it might generate some interest and new sales. 

But little did I know all that was possible on Twitter. I’ve connected with agents, participated in hashtag pitch events where I’ve received interest in currently un-agented and unpublished work. 

I’ve met people looking for information, or sharing their unique art and lives. I’ve had conversations - short 140 character ones - with people all over the world. 

I’ve found story ideas and research leads and a place to share stories that have relevance, such as Tales from the Fountain Pen, which has stories in it that resonate with what is happening in the US today.

Twitter also gives me breaking news and reactions outside of mainstream media, which in the world we live in today, is necessary.  

Sure you find unpleasantness too, but these days you find that even in the grocery store checkout line. By far I’ve found the good outweighing the bad. But maybe I’ve been a tad more selective in who I follow as I learn to navigate this brave new world?

Take a leap of faith and join me: Twitter
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