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Twitter hashtags: useful for authors and writers

A fantastic article on author media has discussed the most promising ways aspiring writers and authors can use hashtags on Twitter. Here is a summary of the most important information from the article to help assist your writing career on an online social platform.

How can Twitter help me as an author or writer?

Twitter is a great platform for engaging with other writers, industry experts and fans of novels.

Why are hashtags used? (#IneedhelponTwitter)

  • To identify a brand (#Samsung)
  • To index a range of emotions (#Bored)
  • To recommend a product (#BestRead)
  • To find experts (#Publisher)
  • To connect with like-minded individuals (#Animallover)

These are the article’s suggestions of hashtags to use in order to: connect with authors, connect by book genre, get industry insight, promote writing and connect with readers.

Connect With Other Authors –

  • #AmWriting
  • #AmEditing
  • #WordCount
  • #WriterWednesday (or #WW)
  • #WritersLife
  • #YALitChat
  • #LitChat (every M/W/F)
  • #MemoirChat (every other Wednesday at 8 pm ET)
  • #BookMarket (Thursday’s at 4 pm ET)
  • #WritingParty
  • #IndieAuthors
  • #WriteChat

Connect By Book Genre –

  • #RomanceWriter
  • #SciFiChat
  • #KidLitChat
  • #RWA (Romance Writers of America)
  • #ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers)
  • #MGLit (Middle Grade Lit)
  • #SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators)
  •  #MemoirChat

Get Industry Information –

  • #WritingTip
  • #WriteTip
  • #GetPublished
  • #PromoTip
  • #SelfPublishing
  • #Publishing
  • #AskAgent
  • #AskAuthor
  • #AskEditor
  • #EBooks
  • #IndiePub (or #IndiePublishing)
  • #BookMarketing

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

  • #WritingPrompt
  • #StoryStarter
  • #WordAThon
  • #Creativity
  • #WIP (work in progress)
  • #1K1H (write one thousand words in one hour)

Connect With Readers

  • #FridayReads
  • #BookGiveaway
  • #MustRead
  • #LitChat
  • #StoryFriday
  • #MustRead

These hashtags can dramatically increase your conversations on Twitter, extend your (desired) audience, put you ‘in touch’ with important industry experts and all in all be an effective, accessible way to gain more literary knowledge.

Get ‘tweeting’!

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