How authors can use Twitter to engage readers
Last night, while Hurricane Sandy worked its way through the eastern states, I was on Twitter for hours—6 hours, to be exact.
Well, I wasn't JUST on Twitter. I had a bunch of other stuff open in my browser too: Weather.com, CNN.com, Facebook, a few poetry websites, YouTube, email, The Onion, etc.
Oh, and the TV was on too. (For someone who prides himself on singular focus, it was not my finest 6 hours. But I digress.)
This is the way millions of people are engaging with the world nowadays—on multiple screens, multiple devices, multiples browsers, and multiple websites at once.
In between sending...