Digital Dispatches from Japan

twitterlogo2323.jpg This morning, an author living in Japan tweeted about another earthquake: “So a 6 quake in Shizuoka, specifically Fujinomiya, and lesser magnitude farther out over Japan. Think it was a/b 4/5 where I am. Not bad.” Writer Ashley Thompson added: “I’m all right! We just had a biggish quake here in Shizuoka – but not too bad.”

As the world shares its support with Japan after a devastating earthquake and tsunami, Twitter has become a powerful tool for reading personal stories on the ground and collecting donations.

Over at GalleyCat, we are creating a Twitter list of all the writers living in Japan. If you have anyone to add, put them in the comments–we’ll keep updating the directory. If you want to help, the Authors for Japan site just launched yesterday, as writers and publishing professionals have donated some great prizes to raise funds for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan.