Monday, April 23, 2018

Join the Twitterati like a Boss. Top Author Hashtags to Start Using Today





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! Carina Press, for example, held #CarinaPitch on 18 April 2018 for the second year running and gave authors the chance of a lifetime to pitch their WIPs in no more than 2 tweets! Can you really afford to miss out on that??


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 a tree in the forest that falls.


Follow your icons, 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 educational.


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?

Cindi Page is a Digital Marketer by day at wordofmouthct.co.za and a romance writer by night.
She shares her business tips and #writerlife #entrepreneurlife on Twitter as @1stTruLove

Some local romance writers on Twitter:


@romy_s 
@RaeRivers1                                         
@DorothyEwels
@ColletteKellyZA
@ThereseBeharrie 
@EricaTayor
@EdenWalking
@DaniReneAuthor


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