How Social Media Can Improve Your Writing


An often overlooked way of practising your writing is through Facebook, twitter, blogging, reviewing etc.

Any practise is good as long as you keep focussed on what you really want to achieve, rather than what you think a writer should achieve. A better way to put it is to think of where you want to be instead of what you want to get out of it.

Facebook has several interesting writers resources. Asides from numerous word games, such as word search, word challenge and many others, there’s also `In a sentence’.  This is a word of the day game, where you are given the definition of a random word and asked to write a sentence, using that word. Points are tallied up and a winner is chosen. You don’t get any prizes but it’s good fun and an excellent way to learn new words.

Blogging, of course, is good writing practise for anyone.

Twitter is a challenge to write interesting stuff in a short space.

Social Networking of any kind is a good way to friend other writers. If you take part in writing groups and activities, you will find many writers there willing to friend you or accept you as a friend.

I’m sure there are many more options out there in cyberspace for new writers, these are just a few I’ve noted. So don’t forget to include these in your daily life to broaden your perspective a little.

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