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Does anyone except me find that 140 character (including all spaces and punctuation) EXTREMELY limiting? I find I spend a LOT more time trying to create an intelligent post there than I do over in FaceBook. Sheesh.
#181 - May 24, 2009, 08:09 AM
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Limiting, yes. But you get used to it. Also, it helps you learn to recognize how much you put into your sentences that you can leave out. Good practice. I find myself typing what I call, twitter sentences, in everything now, which probably isn't a good thing because they're very often just fragments.
#182 - May 24, 2009, 08:28 AM

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Ah, but my books are all like that. I prefer more leeway in my personal messages than I have in my books. Guess that's why it's so frustrating to me. :)
#183 - May 24, 2009, 08:33 AM
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I find myself fragmenting all the time. I think I may write a picture book soon and do it all in tweets of 140 characters or less. Cool huh?

(The above is 140 characters exactly)    :love
#184 - May 24, 2009, 06:28 PM

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I succumbed to peer pressure too. :) http://twitter.com/sleekwriter
#185 - June 01, 2009, 10:57 AM


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Have been lurking on Twitter for a while.  Finally took the leap and Tweeted my first Tweet (is that the correct way to say it?).

Am doubling back through this thread to add everyone.  Come join me!

http://twitter.com/sharimaurer
#187 - June 09, 2009, 08:32 AM

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I've been on Twitter for a while but I'm finally starting to tweet. 

http://twitter.com/nanmarino

If you follow me, I'll follow you too.

I'm interviewing my editor, Nancy Mercado, tomorrow through twitter.
NC Girl, I like your first tweet
#188 - June 09, 2009, 01:33 PM
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I'm doing it, too!  I'm not sure what to say but I like to see how others sum it all up in 140 words.   It's good practice for picture books...

    http://twitter.com/writerann
#189 - June 09, 2009, 01:46 PM

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I've been on Twitter for a while but I'm finally starting to tweet. 

http://twitter.com/nanmarino

If you follow me, I'll follow you too.

I'm interviewing my editor, Nancy Mercado, tomorrow through twitter.
NC Girl, I like your first tweet

I'm going to try to follow this.

So far, my twitter experience has fallen into two catagories. I'm either talking to myself OR I'm getting hit by spammers with ideas on how to expand the male anatomy. So, following an actual conversation, will be a refreshing change.
#190 - June 10, 2009, 05:13 AM

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We're Tweeting! http://twitter.com/LEEandLOW

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#191 - June 10, 2009, 06:54 AM

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Hey Sweetpea, I always feel like I'm talking to myself too! But I try not to let that stop me--tweeting is really a whole nother animal...
#192 - June 10, 2009, 11:04 AM

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following more of you now....(i'm creative drought - thanks for following me back if you are!)
still figuring it all out, but it's been kind of fun so far!
#193 - June 10, 2009, 04:45 PM

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I've moved my Children's Book Biz blog to Twitter: http://twitter.com/asuen1
#194 - June 13, 2009, 06:40 AM

I'm ridiculous. I signed on months ago, and didn't tweet once. So...I re-invented myself and I'm going to try it again. I want to join the flock...so I'm now tweeting too.

http://twitter.com/Write_of_way
#195 - June 17, 2009, 06:12 PM
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I hate you, Courtney Summers. I am twitterpated. Now I have less time for Facebook, blogging, my favorite seismic zone site, eating peanut butter with a spoon, MSNing, scratching my dogs, playing with bubble wrap, experimenting with hair doo-dads, reading People magazine in the bathroom, and other very important and time consuming activities that help to make me such a creature of burning intellect. Jeez...

#196 - June 18, 2009, 06:25 PM
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HANNAH & THE SPINDLE WHORL  (Ronsdale, 2010)
HANNAH & THE SALISH SEA (Ronsdale, 2013)
http://carolanneshaw.com

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I swore I'd never do it, but I am. I'm tweeting my reading (MG & YA) at http://twitter.com/Idaho_Laurie

Laurie
#197 - June 18, 2009, 06:39 PM

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I wrote a blog about Teens and Twitter if you're curious about it as a direct marketing tool--not sure that's where its at right now. www.edithcohn.com Regardless, I'm on there if you want to follow me. I love friends! www.twitter.com/edithcohn
#198 - June 19, 2009, 11:30 AM

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Following you, Edith!
Wonder if there was some twitter glitch yesterday? Either that, or I've done something incredibly stupid (more than likely the case). Went to my page, had 54 followers. The last one was a spammer, so I went to block it. When I clicked back to home, I was down to 51 followers.....and I lost Verla! :'(
Hmmmm.....anyone else have something weird like this happen? Or did I just offend a couple good followers somehow?
#199 - June 20, 2009, 11:00 AM

I'm on it http://twitter.com/nandinibajpai

Looks like fun! Must do more than my pathetic ~ 30 updates over 3 months ...



#200 - June 20, 2009, 11:32 AM
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I've had a Twitter for almost a year (I think), but I'm kind of puzzled by it still. Like someone said above, I feel like I'm talking to myself, too! In fact, I didn't even know that someone had replied to a couple of my tweets months ago until I installed TwitterFon and saw them. :feelbad Now I know a bit better. ;-)

Also, I'm kind of still wondering if there is any use for an unpublished writer to tweet... I think Twitter is an awesome tool for published writers and anyone else who has a fanbase, but for an unknown person like me, not so sure... :eh2 It is fun, though, and I love following some of my favorite musicians. :-) Please, feel free to follow me, and I'll follow you right back!
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#201 - June 23, 2009, 03:36 AM
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Sometimes I wonder the same thing, Topaz! But I've decided to use to connect with other writers for the most part. I have a couple friends and relatives that I follow, but my main goal is to increase my circle of writing friends. It's kind of like a Blueboard express for me - it's nice to know that other people are increasing their word counts, struggling with revisions, even celebrating good news and that kind of thing. And I'm also getting to know a little more about the non-writing sides of their lives (as much as one can in 140 characters) -- what they care about, what they find funny, annoying, etc.  It's kind of like facebook, but without all the clutter.
What's your twitter name? Let me know and I'll find you. (Mine is CreativeDrought. Not a ringing endorsement, I know....) :)
#202 - June 23, 2009, 07:41 AM

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I've fallen out of love with twitter this past month, but it's mostly because it's become overwhelming. I know I can't possibly keep up with all the updates, so I don't even bother. I don't even post much anymore. I'm at a crossroads right now -- I'll either quit completely and move on, or I'll unfollow 3/4 of the people. But how am I supposed to choose? grr. I wish I had the time to do it all. I really do.

#203 - June 23, 2009, 08:20 AM

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Kwyn, my Twitter is here! Off to find yours! :-)

Sbk, Twitter definitely can take a lot of time. Best of luck in your decision!
#204 - June 23, 2009, 09:20 AM

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I've only been using Twitter for a week or so, but I've been bummed to see how many Twitter stalkers are out there: porn tweeters and, in my case, realtors. Guess that's what I get for having a place name as part of my Twitter ID!

Laurie (aka Idaho_Laurie)

#205 - June 25, 2009, 10:37 AM

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I've only been using Twitter for a week or so, but I've been bummed to see how many Twitter stalkers are out there: porn tweeters and, in my case, realtors. Guess that's what I get for having a place name as part of my Twitter ID!

Laurie (aka Idaho_Laurie)


Laurie, if you're getting a lot of that, you could set your profile to private so that you have to approve people who want to follow you, kind of like a Facebook friend request. I've been checking my followers now and then to delete anyone I don't want on my follow list.
#206 - June 25, 2009, 12:28 PM

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Thanks, Lynne. Sounds like I need to read the fine print!

Laurie
#207 - June 25, 2009, 08:13 PM

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Not sure if this has been posted already but Mitali Perkins is calling all authors who twitter and have a new book coming out. She's started twitter book birthdays. Check it out, if you fit the bill:

http://www.twitterbookparties.com/

-P
#208 - July 01, 2009, 05:07 AM

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A possibly very silly question, but I have to ask... What are the rules of retweeting? I've seen several book-related tweets I would have liked to retweet, but they came from people who aren't on my friend list and were just retweeted by others. Is it okay to retweet if the original tweeter isn't on your friend list? Or should you add the original tweeter first? :duh
#209 - July 06, 2009, 11:31 PM

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You don't have to add them, but if you're reposting it's polite to RT them. Just put RT@(person's ID that posted it) and the quote or link.  :tinkerbellheart
#210 - July 06, 2009, 11:52 PM

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