What's your best tweet?
I just discovered that my Sean Connery impression is identical to my Mel Gibson impression, only in the later the woman is holding a baby
What are six things you could never do without?
water, food, oxygen, my wife, music and my spirit.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
I use it primarily to promote my writing, and to connect with other creative people.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Twitter or Facebook?
This isn't a very fair comparison because they are both very different. I do things on twitter I can't do on FB, and vice versa.
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
There was a trend a while back that changed one letter in a movie title and resulted in it having a whole new meaning.
What feature should Twitter add?
Make it easier to get accounts verified to reduce "spoof" accounts that pretend to be a celebrity or other person.
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Jeffery Combs. Well, he has one but I don't think he ever uses it.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I won't shorten "what" to "wat" and I don't like using non-letters for letters, unl3$$ it'z p@rt
0f a j0k3.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Yes. I always unfollow spam accounts, i.e. a twitter account disguised as a real person that only tweets spam.
Why should we vote for you?
Because dragons rule. And, therefore, by the transitive property of dragons, I'm awesome because I write books about them.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
How do you make your tweets unique?
By not taking everything too seriously but respecting other tweeters.
What inspires you to tweet?
When people compliment me on my work or support something I've done.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Back when I first started using the @Nowplaying
app, I was tweeting my songs to my main twitter account and it got annoying.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Take a few minutes out of each day to look over your new followers and follow back the ones you will enjoy interacting with.
How long can you go without a tweet?
What question are we not asking here that we should?
How do you imagine Twitter changing?
I think there will be greater group and list functionality added to encourage networking between people with shared interests.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
is one of my favorite tweeters, and people! His tweets are always hilarious and/or thought provoking.
Who is the funniest person on Twitter that you follow?
It's a toss up between Wil Wheaton (@wilw) and one of my best friends Valentine Dubuis (@ValentinDubuis)
What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?
That it's only for narcissists who like talking about themselves. For me, it's more about an online community than vanity.
Why should people follow you?
Because I'm funny :-) Also, i have a lot of very creative friends and I frequently promote their work...so I've got the hook up!
Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?
How do you decide what to tweet?
I consider what I think I would like to read if I were following someone and based what I tweet on that.
Why'd you start tweeting?
To garner attention for my books.
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
YES! It has given me the opportunity to meet many new friend and interact with people I never would have been able to otherwise.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
Talk directly to me! lol, I love talking to people on Twitter and enjoy meeting new people!
How will the world change in the next year?
Hopefully my city (Joplin) will have nearly completed the rebuilding of the areas destroyed by the tornado last May.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Those stupid twitter "true follow" things. Those immediately annoy me because it should be obvious who is a real follower or not.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Much the same as it is now, only a little faster. But we won't notice because it will have happened so gradually.