Coming March 2020

The Copy Cat

Does everyone know everyone on twitter but me?

I’m new to the twitter game. I’m new to the writing game, if truth be told.

But now that I am on twitter, I have come to one conclusion: everyone knows everyone on twitter and they are all wittier than me!

It reminds me of Mindy Kaling’s book:



I don’t know about you, but life is a series of experiences where we are “the newbie”.  That is never truer than we start a new school, transition to a new career, move to a new city.

It feels like everyone knows everyone. They have their inside jokes.  They seem whip-smart, super-thin (how would I even KNOW that? All I see is 144 characters for heaven’s sake!).  Oh and they know how to attach things into their tweets. Witty things.

Oh I’ll get there. Perhaps someday I’ll be just like them. It is, after all, simply a matter of meeting people and getting to know them.

And Twitter does give you such amazing access.

There is something cool about being about to tweet my favourite author(s) and tell them how much I love their book(s).  Although I tried that with Virginia Woolf and she didn’t write back.

In the meantime, as a Sociologist, I cannot help but be fascinated by the world of twitter and how people use it (they use it a LOT!)

What about you – do you have your twitter tribe?


Author of Children's Literature