With so many tweets flooding our feeds, this post aims to 1 -help you find tweets about writing (discussion, advice, chats & prompts) and 2 -choose relevant hashtags to invite writers to interact with your tweets.
Hashtags To Be Found/ To Find Writers On
Hashtags which say ‘I’m the kind of writer you are/ the writer you like to read’ are more likely to stand out on a twitter feed and prompt us to read and reply -because they suggest we will relate to your tweet. Hashtags which say ‘I’m feeling your editing/ querying hopes/ agony’ also signal who will relate and invite a response. (If you use a few, well chosen, easy to see tags. For tweeting tips see this post.) Some hashtags to give these signals with are Writer Type Hashtags, Genre tags and Wip (Work in Progress) Stage tags. I highly recommend the latter -most of the writer’s I’ve made friends and stayed in touch with on twitter are at similar stages of the writing process and tweeting about your wip’s stage on relevant hashtags is a great way to make those connections.
Hashtags to Connect with Writers/ Readers on
Some writers tweet regular prompts to which other writers respond on specific hashtags. Mini writer communities can grow up around these, so if you like a prompt, I recommend viewing its feed (by selecting its hashtag) and interacting with other writers tweeting on it, as well as tweeting your prompt responses on the tag. (Its not a prompt hashtag, but #StrictlyWriting has a small community talking about writing craft and the writing process on it, so you may like to search and reply to or tweet on it. For its companion tags & Discord Group, see this post).
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#WritingCrew Tue 8pm EST.
#WritersLifeChat Wed 8pm EST
#WriteChat Wed 10pm EST or after
#WeekNightWriters Fri 12:00 am UK
#JustAddTea Sun 5:00 pm UK
(Another non-exhaustive list.)
Shorts/ Poetry Piece Prompts
If you enjoy writing shorts or poetry, you’ll find regular prompts and fellow shorts writers and poets on these tags. In this case, appreciating (and perhaps sharing via retweet) each other’s writing is good way to connect.
#WritingPrompts –used by a range of writers for a range of prompts, as opposed to one host like the above tags.
Hashtags To Find Tips/ Help On
Whether you’re writing, revising, editing or querying, there are specific hashtags you can search to find tips and practical help. (In Twitter, selecting or pasting any hashtag in the search bar will display a feed of only tweets on that tag. All tags below are linked to those feeds).
To seek Critical Readers, you can ask who’s interested by tweeting on the Critical Reader Tags below.
Writing Tip Tags Edit Tip Tags
Critical Reader Tags Query Tags
#MSWL Literary Agent Wish List (search only)
Publishing Tags Book Promo Blog Promo
If You’re New(ish) to the #WritingCommunity, here’s an Introduction and some tweeting tips.
For Twitter Pitch Party Hashtags, details & a Pre-Party Checklist, see this post.