Tweet Yourself

by Cathryn Louis
(Sacramento, Ca.)

I get creative ideas from what I read - fiction, newspapers, magazines - everything. I'm a working mother with a demanding day job and don't get to travel much. So I get information through reading and other types of media - television, radio, online. I've always had an active imagination, so all this input gets mushed around in my head with my own life experiences and a story comes out.

As for inspiration? I'm inspired by the craft of writing - the feeling that comes from weaving a story and working to get the elements to come together just right. Even if the end result is not quite there, the desire to improve in the craft inspires me to try again the next time, and the time after that, and so on.

How do I keep track of my ideas? If you've read my blog, you'll see that I have a private Twitter account. Since I always have my phone with me, I can tweet ideas to myself whenever they hit me - even in the middle of the night. I've gotten a public account since I wrote that post, but I've kept the private one and still use it.

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Mar 22, 2012
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by: john


May 06, 2010
An original use for Twitter!
by: Anonymous

First, congratulations on managing a day job, motherhood, and creative writing. That's an impressive accomplishment.

This is a very original use for Twitter that I've never heard before. (I just suggest being careful not to tweet anything too private because others can access your tweets. On the other hand, you probably have the account set up so that no one can identify you as the author).

I like the idea of reading and other media as a substitute for travel. Indeed there are places I've only read about that feel more real to me than places where I've actually been.

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