The Road to Progress

November 17, 2015 | 1

Over at Full Stop, Sean Minogue argues that social media can have a positive influence on a writer’s creative development. He mentions Twitter extraordinaire Teju Cole, who thinks his involvement in online discussions “comes from the non-American part of me which is saying that novelists in every other country, with the exception of the American or the Anglo-American sphere, actually consider it part of their work to engage.” Pair with our piece on the best of literary Twitter.

is an intern for The Millions. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in BOMB, Ploughshares online, Music & Literature, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. She is currently the assistant fiction editor for Washington Square Review. She tweets at @bdantaslobato.

One comment:

  1. Um, no. Twitter is a marketing/self-promotion medium. Marketing has no place in art. Art is actually the opposite of marketing: asking big questions vs. providing phony answers. Writers can “engage” all they want; doesn’t make their books better or worse. Gaddis said it best: What do they want from the man that they can’t find in the work?

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