Powerless over the Net: Many writers are using software to fight what they call Internet Addiction that is interfering with their work. Zadie Smith thanked the programs, Freedom and Self Control, in the acknowledgements of her new novel,NW, which has a character who is addicted to online message boards. Other writers, including Booker short lister Will Self, prefer to use typewriters instead of being tempted by the Web's lures. Scientists have recently linked internet addiction with a nicotine addiction gene, although there is no consensus on whether it is addiction or habituation.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
On Writing And The Web -
There are also far too many writers who don't take their work or their craft seriously. Facebook is not writing, social media (of any kind) is not writing. I know how much time I have to screw around with my blogs and such per day - and know EXACTLY what writing I have to do. I also love to write ... the rest is just ramping up to do it ;-)