Social Media and Younger Writers' Writing
A confession. Social networking is not our strong suit. Our Twitter and Facebook pages have never really gone anywhere. At various times we have tried more frequent postings, but I think we just don't know what our potential readers want to read in that format, our how, where, and when to post it.
We need help. What education and literary oriented Twitter feeds do you follow? Is there a group or business whose Facebook page you think is particularly effective? What kind of information about children, children's creativity, or whatever else do you think we should tweet or post?
We have also just started an Instagram account.
If any of you reading this are good at social media, perhaps even do this for a living, would you get in touch with me? You can just reply to this email. Please look at our Twitter feed, our pictures on Instagram. and our Facebook page and then let me know what kind of information you'd like to see there. And, the all important, can you help us by actually tweeting and posting and/or help us fashion a sensible program?
The story this week, Mexican Song, is by a ten-year-old. I'd like to clarify that Stone Soup is open to any writer age 13 and under. In Stone Soup's early years we published more work by very young writers than we do today. Very young writers sometimes express themselves differently. As they do not have the technical skills to write in standard English they make up grammar and expressions as they go along. This can be interesting. One hundred years ago, in the first decades of the 20th century, artists were pushing boundaries in writing, painting, sculpture, music, dance, photography -- you name it. There is a way in which very young writers are always pushing boundaries. I just want to be clear that if you have a younger sibling in the house who writes or tells stories that are kind of fantastic, that we'd like to read them. Work that has something to say and says it in an unusual way is always of interest to us here at Stone Soup.
Until Next Week