Ok, so I’m not the greatest at this whole social internet, networking thing. I’m from a time when there was no internet. I’ll pause while you pick the pieces of your blown mind up from the floor and collect yourself. (My fellow Generation Xers are smiling here–we like to point out to the hipsters that the world has not always been what it is today–sort of like my father talking about that time before television–but I digress–as a “disaffected and directionless” member of the X squad is wont to do.)
Anyway, as I learn to be better at this end of the writing game, I come across tidbits and tips that help me, so I figure they will help you to. I was tuned in to Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris by Julie Gwinn at the Seymour Agency via her Twitter post on helping new writers start a blog. I am currently going through this 20 step program on making a better blog.
On this journey, I came across the Insecure Writers Support Group. I don’t think of myself as insecure, but aren’t we all every now and then, especially those of us crazy enough to pursue a writing career? I’m so glad I found this site. It’s bursting at the seams with tips, contests, editor and agent information, articles and best of all…other writers!
Writing is a solitary pursuit and the typical nature of a writer is to persist in a state of solitary confinement. So this social networking game doesn’t come naturally to all of us. Until, that is, we stop and realize that much of it is, in fact, right in our wheelhouse–writing, sharing experience, imagining the world in a way that connects us to others and others to us.
I am currently finishing step 3 and my eyes have scanned far enough down into step 4 to pick up the words “zombies could invade the second draft…”
If you don’t hear from me soon…