I can hear some of you twitter naysayers already: But why twitter, Heidi? I’m already on Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Instagram. What is so special about 140 characters?
Read on and I’ll tell you.
Twitter can make you a better writer
Honestly, isn’t that enough of a reason right there? See for yourself:
Note: Adrien-Luc Sanders give amazing writing tips. Go follow him immediately.
Twitter gives you all the good dirt.
From contest information, to what agents and publishers are currently dying for – or sick to death of, query information, and even tips on other items of writerly importance, twitter spills it.
1hr left to sign up for #SpookPitch! Window closes @ 12:01am EDT tonight! …swritersworldplotbunnies.blogspot.com/2012/10/spookt…
— Jamie Corrigan (@saphirablue84) October 17, 2012
Someone PLEASE send me a really good witch story. Something unique, dark and rich. YA or MG. Thank u.
— Georgia N. McBride (@Georgia_McBride) September 25, 2012
Writers waiting on requested material: My clients come first & they just gave me quite a bit to read. Thank you for being patient.
— Sarah LaPolla (@sarahlapolla) October 16, 2012
FYI, the query box is 100% empty as of this moment. Requery if no response. Fulls, however, go back as far as 8/27.
— Mandy Hubbard (@MandyHubbard) October 17, 2012
In case you missed the news last week, I’mtaking a query hiatus until 2013, or the world ends, whichever comes first. michellewittebooks.com/agent/submissi…
— Michelle Witte (@michellewitte) October 15, 2012
Writing can be isolating. Twitter is where your friends hang out.
At least that’s where mine are. Want to be a member of the club?
There are a lot more reasons why twitter makes sense for writers. I didn’t even get into #AskAgent, #WriteClub, or #indiechat but you can figure those out on your own. Just get over there and get tweeting.
Not too much though, you do still need to save time to, oh, I don’t know, actually write something a bit longer than 140 characters.
PS: If you could use a twitter how-to, Business 2 Blogger recently posted a handy primer. Pop in and check it out.
PSS: If you’d like to follow me on twitter, I can be found here, saying things like this:
What I said to my good friend today: “I’m sorry I kicked your cat. Please know that it was not as violently as I would have liked.”
— Heidi Schulz (@franticsimple) October 16, 2012