Using Facebook as a Tool for Writers
USING FACEBOOK AS A TOOL FOR WRITERS
It’s no secret that Facebook is a social networking tool that most of us use to keep up with personal contacts. And we’ve seen over and over again how businesses are using Facebook as a social media tool to successfully network with clients and customers.
Which got me thinking – how can writers harness the power of Facebook? So I went searching for the best Facebook pages I could find that were specifically targeted for writers – industry news, contests, writing tips, whatever I could find really.
So now, instead of reading about how my best friend’s sister is upset that Spain just lost a soccer match or looking at pictures of my neighbor’s new puppy, my Facebook newsfeed looks more like this:
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All of these posts came from my top 5 picks for the best Facebook writing resources. They are, in no particular order:
1. Poets & Writers magazine: http://www.facebook.com/poetsandwriters
2. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs: http://www.facebook.com/AWPWriter
3. Grammar Girl: http://www.facebook.com/GrammarGirl
4. The New York Times: http://www.facebook.com/nytimes
5. And of course, our very own writing guru, Wintress Odom: http://www.facebook.com/thewritersforhire
Check them out for yourself and watch your Facebook newsfeed turn into a wellspring of information and inspiration. And if you’ve got a favorite Facebook writing resource, let me know!
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