Writing has long been a part of my life. I can remember as a child, writing poetry and short stories in spiral bound notebooks with a pencil. I can remember using white-out to correct my mistakes on the typewriter. Today, many years later, I rarely put a pen or pencil to paper and probably don't remember exactly how to use a typewriter. (Although I am in the market for a great antique piece I can display in my office, so...if you find one...) Things have changed for me as a writer. All of my writing is now done on my computer, or on the notepad app on my phone. (I am certain that is a marketable skill of sorts... to be able to write 800 words as I wait in the carpool lane or pretend to cook dinner... all on my trusty smart phone.)
But the medium in which I release the thoughts, ideas, and stories from my head and into written word is not the only thing that has changed. The way we consume content and respond to it has drastically changed as the internet and social media have become a part of our everyday lives. As a result, many writers (myself included) are changing the way they craft and present their content to their audience.