Does Social Media effect your writing?

March 23rd, 2010

Reading about social media and user experience all day is creeping into my lyrics. Of late, my characters have increasingly been unable to “connect”, they don’t listen to each other, they long for “human touch” and “real time.” Like this lyric I can’t seem to go through with

There’s no device
That reaches out and follows through

I think that the word device might be too loaded. Thanks, Internet!

A lot of people go somewhere private to write, a lot of people write on tour busses or Home Depot aisles. I wonder how much your setting effects your work? Can a writer completely shut out what they’re taking in and keep it out of their work?

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