Oil and Water? Writers and Social Media

Writers and social media

Authors are not social animals in the first place, except for K. who likes talking to everyone. She’s weird that way.

If we followed every bit of known advice currently available for writers, we should be:

  • maintaining a cool website
  • writing every hour on the hour in our blog
  • having lively and active discourse in our Twitter stream
  • interact with folks on Facebook
  • creating video masterpieces on YouTube
  • running a Pinterest page
  • gathering entertainment-worthy photos for Tumblr
  • meeting shady characters on SnapChat
  • joining at least one or sixty writing forums
  • tagging everything over on Google+ (Hasn’t that ship sailed?)
  • creating a witty newsletter and entreating one and all to join our mailing list
  • creating fun podcasts
  • being interviewed on a podcast
  • looking alert for every radio and TV opportunity out there (why?)

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WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE TIME FOR WRITING?

So, we’re curious: What do you expect from a writer you like to read? Should the answer be, “A good book” and leave it at that? Or do you search for your author online?

 

Writing inspiration

Out here in K. of K.J. Garnet Land (Northern California), it’s the start of jasmine season, hooray!  (The J. is currently whining burning up from the perfectly normal unseasonal warmth in the PacNW.) The sun is shining, the pigeons are cooing, the warblers are warbling, and the hummingbirds are periodically attempting to land on one’s head.

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It’s a favorite time of year, and after all our welcoming spring rains, this year promises a bumper crop of flowers and heavenly jasmine scents. There’s nothing better than writing on the patio.

Unfortunately, it’s also the start of pollen season, and everything is covered in a fine dusting of yellow. Sneezing and sniffling are also a lovely side product (and by lovely, we mean not really, but someone on the interwebs made a pretty photo so win-win?)

spring pollen

If you write, where’s your favorite place?  (Achoo!)

No posts today – writing!

No real post today. We’re delving into our 3rd book outline of our next book, Oracle in Charge, in the Val Ferrel trilogy. A solid morning of brainstorming, and off we go.

In the meantime, we bring you WriterPig™ who is keeping us honest. Can you deny that face? We can’t.

Writer Pig

Please enjoy spring for those of you who have it.