13 September 2012

online finds 9/13: twitter hashtags for writers

Join in the writer conversation on Twitter!
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Way back in May, the Our Lost Jungle Opportunities for Writers featured several Twitter chats for writers. This week, I’d like to return to the topic of Twitter. This time around, I’m sharing a list of some of the top twitter hashtags for writers.

In case you’re not up on the Twitter lingo, a “hashtag” is just a word or phrase preceded by a pound sign. Hashtags are used to in essence “tag” tweets with certain topics. By using a hashtag, you can filter your Twitter stream down to a select conversation without the distraction of all the other conversations going on at the same time. They’re also a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of the most popular topics at any given time. For example, during the recent summer Olympics, you might have seen that topics like #Olympics and #teamusa began trending—that is, taking over the conversation, or becoming the most popular tags, on Twitter—pretty quickly.

For writers, Twitter hashtags provide a fantastic way to keep up on current topics related to craft, and to engage with other writers. By using some of these hashtags, you open yourself up to entering lively discussions and participating in vibrant literary communities on the web! So, without further ado, here are 40 of the top hashtags for writers you should consider using, or at the very least following, throughout the week: 

#1k1h
Have you ever tried writing 1,000 words in one hour? Well you will now!
#amediting
Find solidarity with other writers who are editing
#amreading
Share your recent reads with ready readers!
#amwriting
Be inspired by other writers who are currently writing (allegedly, anyway … I mean, they are on Twitter…)
#askagent
Have questions? Ask agents!

#askauthor
Have questions? Ask authors!
#askeditor
Have que … eh, you get the point!
#author / #authors
Use this one if you are an author, or if you want to connect with other authors
#creativity
Often, writers will share helpful articles, tips, and prompts with this tag!
#epubchat
A chat for folks interesting in e-publishing

#fiction
I won’t lie to you … the fiction tag is pretty cool
#fictionfriday
An ongoing conversation from fiction, for fiction, by fiction … or something along those lines
#greatread
If you read something awesome, this is the tag to share it with!
#journchat
Join in the ongoing conversation with journalists and bloggers
#kidlitchat
A great chat for those who write for young people, held every Tuesday

#kindlechat
Because all writers can be on fire for Kindle!
#litchat
Where booklovers gather to talk books (on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)
#mustread
The answer is in the question … Find a must read? Then you #mustread it!
#nanowrimo
The NaNoWriMo crew tweets year round … join them!
#novelines
Share parts of your novel!
 
#poem
Share a poem!
#poetparty
Join in the Poet Party to talk current trends in poetry!
#poetry
All things poetry related
#publishing
Whether you are publishing or trying to publish or learning about the process … this is the tag for you!
#pubtip
Speaking of publishing … If you need help with the process, this is the tag to use!
 
#scifichat
Talk all things Sci-Fi on Fridays!
#scribechat
A chat for writers, editors, and agents on Thursdays!
#story
For when you have a story to tell
#storystarter
For when you want the inspiration to start the next story you have to tell
#whattoread
If you know what your fellow writers should be reading, don’t keep it to yourself!
 
#wordcount
Share your word count on your work-in-progress for a constant “competition” with fellow writers!
#writechat
Yet another chat, on Sundays, to help writers make connections within the writing world
#writegoal
Share your writing goals to challenge other writers or get encouragement from the community!
#writer / #writers
If you’re a writer … this is definitely one you need to remember!
#writetip
Don’t whisper words of wisdom … tag them!
 
#WSChat
A weekly chat, held Tuesdays, from Wordsmith Studio focusing on the craft and worlds of writing, blogging, and more!
#writerwednesday / #WW
Sort of the writers’ version of #FollowFriday!
#writingprompt
Find great prompts or share your own!
#wordathon
Take part in a challenge to write as much as you can!
#wordsprint
Word sprints are usually 10-20 minute long “sprints” of writing … the challenge? Write the most!

Happy Tweeting (and, of course, writing)!

Did I miss your favorite writer hashtag? Be sure to share your own favorites in the comments!

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4 comments:

  1. An awesome resource, thanks for posting!

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    1. My pleasure, Emily. Thanks for reading :)

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  2. My favorites are #wordmongering and #StoryDam.

    #wordmongering is a place to connect with other writers, kinda like #1k1h. But #wordmongering starts on the hour, and goes for a half an hour. There's a pretty steady group of people who use it, so it's great for connecting.

    #StoryDam is a Twitter chat, 8 (est) on Thursdays. It's the same way as #wordmongering - the same people do it each week, and you make good friends there. Our group is slowly building, and it's been wonderful for me. :)

    Thanks for the great list!

    Brett Jonas
    @booksquirt

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    1. Thank you for sharing these, Brett! Both sound like great resources to check out ... which I'll be doing very soon!

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