Twitter is an amazing platform for interacting with other writers, staying on top of industry happenings, connecting with readers and grabbing once of a lifetime opportunities – like pitching to agents! 

The main thing you need to know about Twitter (and Instagram) is that the # is EVERYTHING. Post without using it, and you may as well be the tree in the forest that falls.

Use Twitter as a tool to follow the people who inspire you, friends and other people of interest to you and you’ll find that it’s not a passive platform like Facebook, it’s lively and often very enlightening.

So, back to the hashtag – include them in your tweets and watch your followers grow.

What are Hashtags used for anyway?

  • Indexing emotions (#Vague #SorryNotSorry)
  • Identifying a Brand (#Oakley)
  • Recommending a Product (#BestRead)
  • Connecting with like-minded people (#WriterLife)
  • Finding Experts (#AskAgent)

Example of a Tweet:

When you are researching sex toys…for work! #AmWritingRomance #WriterLife

Use these #’s to find your tribe and connect with other writers:

#AmWriting
#AmEditing
#WordCount
#WriterWednesday (or #WW)
#WritersLife
#AmWritingRomance
#IndieAuthors
#WriteChat
#NaNoWriMo

Connect by book genre, this case romance:

#Romance 
#RomanceWriter
#RWA

Looking for or giving advice?

#WritingTip
#WriteTip
#GetPublished
#BookMarket
#BookMarketing
#PromoTip
#SelfPublishing
#SelfPub
#Publishing
#AskAgent
#AskAuthor
#AskEditor

Connect with Readers

#FridayReads
#BookGiveaway
#MustRead
#LitChat
#StoryFriday
#MustRead
#TeaserTues
#BookGiveaway
#FreeBook
#FreeDownload
#Kindle
#Nook

So what are you waiting for? Follow Sutton Writers @SuttonWriters.

Cindi Page writes romance @1stTruLove.

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