Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Writer Gone Missing?

I have a question for you: what do you think a writer would miss if she turned off the Internet for six months and did nothing but write? Would she re-enter a changed publishing world? Would all connections with writer friends be severed? Would she miss out on valuable learning experiences? Would it be like starting over when she hopped online again? Would she become a stranger--even to herself?

I don't believe that old adage absence makes the heart grow fonder but I do believe out of sight out of mind.

Would a disconnect be detrimental to her writing, selling, marketing self?

Thoughts?

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like an experiment that should be done. I'm probably not the one to do it, though. I don't really know. I doubt such a writer would be completely forgotten.

Carole said...

I think she could pick right up where she left off. She might not want too, because of the freedom she experienced away from the computer, but I don't think she would be forgotten.

Laurie Kolp said...

That's a great question... could the writer tell her online friends what she's doing?

Thanks for visiting my poetry blog, Jess. I was just thinking about you, too, and how much you inspired me when I took your class. I hope all is well with you.