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Facebook for writers: Foe or beloved friend?

Facebook can motivate users to build a diverse writing community, sharpen their skills as an editor and stretch as a writer.

Facebook for writersFacebook is a writer’s worst enemy, right? It robs us of time, the most precious of commodities for creative souls.


I used to believe that. I joined Facebook later than many of my friends. Twitter? The idea of spending even a minute compiling 140 characters about dreck at first repelled me. I am a professional writer, after all. I yearn to spend hours writing thousands of words for my nonfiction book and/or working on freelance projects that come with guaranteed pay.

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