Like many writers, one of the things I loved about joining Twitter’s #WritingCommunity was the opportunity to discuss the craft and to learn with and from other writers. But as I followed more writers, questions about the business of writing and being an author became difficult to find on my feed. So #StrictlyWriting was born.
#StrictlyWriting‘s goal is to act as a place to ask questions, to give advice and to learn. It’s a space to talk about the nitty gritty of Writing Craft, to reflect on your writing process and to tweet advice. Opportunities like Workshops, Festivals, Competitions, Critiques etc, and writer resource links are also welcome. Self Promo and follow threads are NOT. Here’s a list of topics which are.
Whether you’re replying to q’s on #StrictlyWriting (eg. to ‘how do I craft a synopsis?) with a blog post on that topic, sharing a link to your own writing advice blog/ youtube/ podcast etc., or sharing links to resources by other writers, please store them on #StrictlyWritingResources. To browse what’s already been shared on the tag, select it to see its feed.
#StrictlyWritingPieces -Poems & Shorts, Non-Resource Blogs
I have a soft spot for this hashtag. It’s a space to share poem tweets, shorts tweets or links to poetry or shorts you’ve shared elsewhere (on Medium for example). If your blog isn’t writing craft or author advice, (if it’s more like detailed updates on your wip or a virtual diary as a writer or other), it’s also welcome on #StrictlyWritingPieces.
Strictly Writing Community -on Discord
If you would like to join a community writers supporting each other with craft, querying and author platform discussion, you might like to join the Strictly Writing Discord Community. For newbies, Discord allows the creation of many feeds by topic, organised by category, accessible on a single page. This group covers writing craft discussion and seeking critical readers, query discussion and query package feedback, publishing, author platforms and resource link sharing (for all topics).
Our admins are myself, @LeiaTalon and @erinya. If you would like an invite to our Discord group, click on and reply to the tweet below and I’ll DM you an invite link (Discord Server links aren’t shared in public spaces 😉).
Which Other Writer Hashtags Exist? Many, some for general & others for very specific purposes.
If you’d like to know about hashtags tags to connect with specific types of writers, writing prompts, live chats & tips tags -I’ve cataloged them in this post. (Yes, you will find casual, social writer tweeting tags there 😉.)