Over the past two years I've grown to love and cherish twitter. It's introduced me to so many new authors, friends and writing buddies alike. It's also a pretty scary place, finding your way through the hashtag maze can be quite daunting so I thought I'd make a post for writers with a few hashtags and chats to get you into the groove and get communicating.
Twitter can definitely be a great place to promote yourself, but also a great place to discover new things too.
#amwriting is the hashtag created by Christine of BetterNovelProject.com and it's brilliant. You can share writing, posts about writing, progress updates, and find a hell of a lot of other writers over there.
I love this hashtag because it's perfect for so many things. I recently used it on my wattpad tweet. I shared the link to my novel A Pirate Adventure and used this hashtag to get it in front of more writers along with having some of them retweet to their followers and gaining new readers as some people will find your tweet and take a further look.
There's also #amediting for those of you that have finished your writing process!
Similar to the above but instead of about writing, it's all about books. As a big reader it's perfect for loosing your mind in. Seriously, if your TBR pile is looking small or large you'll be adding books left right and centre. It's a blessing and a curse.
#bookbloggers & #bookreview go really well with #amreading, they all incorperate book lovers and well as adding in that little extra by offering reviews about books and TBR lists etc.
#bookbloggers also has a chat every Tuesday at 7pm UK time.
#StorySocial & StoryCrafter
These two beauties are mainly for writers and are all about getting writers to be social. These are the hashtags for two weekly chats that happen during the weeks. Story social is hosted by Kristen from She's Novel and Jenny from Blots & Plots on a Wednesday at 9PM EST, which kinda sucks for us Brits, but you can always take part int he morning, although a British friendly time would be amazing. Hint Hint Kristen/Jenny. Whereas story crafter is hosted by Faye from Writerology on a Sunday at 8pm UK time.
Most of the time these chats have a theme and questions that go around that theme, but mostly it's all about community and going off on a tangent is allowed.
These are all the hastags I use and have found useful within the twittersphere, know of anymore? Leave them in the comments below for me to check out!