Twitter Tips for Writers

Today, Alice Pope & I taught an online class on using social media to help you succeed in publishing. During the class, I asked my Twitter followers to share their best tip for using Twitter. Here’s a compilation of those tips. My thanks to everyone who took the time to contribute.

Design and follow a strategy.
@stifter

Be generous w/ others. RT, reply, interact, build a community. Must give to receive.
@cvaldezmiller

Be helpful, be real, and *have fun.* Always mix business with pleasure at twitter–it makes your tweets irresistible.
@WritingSpirit

Be yourself … unless you’re a salesperson. Also, be helpful and curious.
@glecharles

Watch what @glecharles does.
@Ditchwalk

Don’t be intimidated to approach people. Set up columns for subjects of interest in hootsuite, tweetdeck, etc.
@marybabysteps

Join the writer chats that occur every week. Meet people, share ideas, ask questions!
@HeatherMcCorkle

Don’t boast. Don’t endlessly RT. Offer info, insight & laffs.
@BellaStander

Don’t just post quotes and retweets. Start a conversation! It’s like an ongoing cocktail party on Twitter 🙂
@ing3nu

Always provide a link to useful information on your topic.
@MissAdventuring

Do not tweet about your private life. No one, including your fans, is interested.
@suelange

Talk about more than yourself. Be social and not just a self marketer.
@EricOrchard

Best tip for writers on using Twitter? Don’t talk about your book. 😉
@ZumayaBooks

Make it funny, pithy or intriguing.  Never dull or irrelevant.
@LucienneDiver

Use twitter to establish yourself as an authority/expert on a topic. Send links & comment!
@Grael

Remember you do not know where your tweet will go. Not in the end. Be respectful and intelligent. With humor. 🙂
@Becky_Levine

You can use Twitter for anything –> excerpts, promotion, networking, ideas, links to resources. Just get creative with it.
@4evermore

Twitter is a good exercise in creativity and word choice. “How can I say this in 140 characters without using abbreviations?”
@Lytspeed

Keep tweets to 120 or fewer characters to allow room for RTs by others.
@GirlsSentAway

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