Thursday, January 23, 2014
7 Hashtags Every Writer Should Know
If you're a N0ob in the Twitterverse have no fear. There are many hashtags that can bring you closer to writing/publishing enlightenment. In an effort to update my resources I decided to refresh this post with some great tags.
Here are 7 Hashtags Every Writer Should Follow:
1. #askagent - a forum where authors seek advice from Agents. Calm your pits, it's not the same as representation. These Agents are giving general advice to authors about a variety of topics.
2. #nanowrimo - This tag is most highly utilized during, you guessed it: NaNoWriMo. Follow this tag and you'll get great insight into the highs and lows of the infamous novel writing challenge. A lot of NaNo participants will post tips on preparing for the big event so It’s worth checking out.
3. #MSWL – Manuscript Wish List. This was an amazing event during summer 2013 where agents and editors posted what they were looking for (story ideas) under one tag: #MSWL. I’m not sure on the origin of this event because it sorta snuck up on me like rather serendipitously. I had just been laid off and had all the time in the world to troll through twitter. I might have broken my mouse by clicking refresh a billion times.
4. #yalitchat - If you're a fan of YA, like me, then you'll want to follow the activity on this tag. Insights from writers, editors, agents, and teens help make this a insightful resource for authors.
5. #NALitChat – the super sexy, older cousin of YALitChat, NA Lit Chat is legal, can buy you a drink at the bar, and drives a fast car. Actually, it’s just a collaborative discussion hosted by NA enthusiast. I’ve joined the chat several times and always leave feeling wiser.
6. #tenqueries – a tag Agents use to essentially ‘live tweet’ their review of queries in their box. Usually you get a short description of the genre and the agents thoughts. It’s pretty insightful especially if one of your ‘dream’ agents is the one doing the tweeting.
7. #amwriting or it’s fraternal twin, #amediting. Both are forums where people rant and rave though the up and downs of…you guessed it: writing and editing. . It's a great place to meet other writers and to vent about this glorious craft. These hashtags are used often which is always good for staying current.
Which hastags do you follow?