Christy McFerren: Cowbird, Spot.us, and Storify

Three social story-telling platforms that are moving the plot forward for writers, journalists, and fans of stories.

In this day of rapidly changing technology and self-publishing trends, the writer’s scene is changing as rapidly as a storyline filled with triple agents, bomb threats and Ducatis racing down LA expressways. There’s a lot of noise and superfluous flashes of fire, but only a few significant moments actually move the plot along. Identifying important plot points in the writer’s market is growing more difficult all the time. Here are a few new and old-new characters on the scene you’ll likely want to be aware of, and possibly invest in.

So what tools are you using to move your writing forward? Please help add to and continue to curate this list of important moments in the writer’s market in the comments!