Do Online Friends Make Good Real-Life Friends?

"The social scene can be fun today." Writing used to be a lonely profession. With the advent of modern technology, it's turned out to be more of a creative party. Boundary lines between online friends and in-person ones are getting blurred. In fact, I'm meeting more and more with virtual buddies in real places. I've gotten valuable critique partners from online classes. And years of connecting via the Web led me to a side trip last Christmas to meet up with Wordsmith Studio buddies. But … [Read more...]