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100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know

 

100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Hashtags are one of the most important elements to successfully using Twitter to enhance your writing practice and profile. In fact, the importance of hashtags generally was recently demonstrated when the American Dialect Society recently named hashtag as the word of the year for 2012.

Hashtags allow you to find new readers, connect with other writers who share your interests and to find out about new opportunities such as writing competitions. They can also help to raise your writing profile to attract interest from publishers and editors.

You need to be smart when using hashtags – don’t overuse them (never use more than 3 hashtags per tweet), be natural and never spam people. But when used selectively and cleverly, hashtags can be of great benefit to your writing career.

Below are 100 #hashtags that every writer should know:

Books and Reading Hashtags
#Books
#BookWorm
#GreatReads
#IndieThursday
#MustRead
#Novel
#Paperbacks
#Storytelling
#WhatToRead

Book Industry News and Publishing Tips Hashtags
#AskAgent
#AskAuthor
#AskEditor
#BookMarket
#BookMarketing
#GetPublished
#IAN1 (Independent Author Network)
#IndiePub
#PromoTip
#Publishing
#SelfPublishing
#WriteTip
#WritingTip

Hashtags to Connect With Other Writers
#1K1H (write one thousand words in one hour)
#AmWriting
#AmEditing
#AmRevising
#CopyWriting
#EditGoal
#Editing
#IndieAuthor
#MyWANA (writer’s community created by Kirsten Lamb)
#NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month is held every November)
#RomanceWriter
#ScriptChat
#WIP
#WordCount
#WriteChat
#WriteGoal
#WriteMotivation
#WritersLIfe
#WriterWednesday
#Writing
#WritingBlitz
#WritingPrompt
#WritersBlock
#WroteToday
#WW

ePublishing and eBooks
#Amazon
#eBook
#BookBuzzr
#eReaders
#ePubChat
#iPad
#Kindle
#KindleBargain
#Kobo
#KPD (Kindle Publishing Direct)
#Nook
#Pubit
#SmashWords
#Sony
#Webfic

Genre and Specialty Hashtags
Find readers and other writers who share your interests
#140Poem
#Crime
#Comedy
#DarkFantasy
#Dystopian
#Erotica
#HistFic
#Historical
#FaithLitChat
#KidLitChat
#Literature
#LitFic
#MemoirChat
#MGLit (middle grades literature)
#Mystery
#NonFiction
#Paranormal
#Poetry
#PoetryMonth (Each April in the USA)
#Romantic
#RomanticSuspense
#TrueStories
#ScienceFiction
#SciFiChat
#ShortStory
#SteamPunk
#Suspense
#UrbanFantasy
#WomensFiction
#YA
#YALit

Promotion, Networking and Marketing Hashtags
#99c (to offer or pick up an eBook bargain)
#AuthorRT
#BookGiveaway
#BookMarketing
#FollowFriday
#FreebieFriday
#FreeReads
#Novelines (to quote your own work)

Twitter is always evolving. If you spot any new relevant hashtags, or if we have forgotten one your favourites, please add it in the comments below.

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30 Comments

  1. 13 March 2013 / 1:41 am

    Thanks for posting this. I’m spending the morning figuring out Hootsuite. So, I thought I’d check out some of the hashtags that you posted. Many of the tweets appear to be sales pitches. A common form seems to be:

    JaneDoeTwo8:22am via web
    RT @MyFriend: Read free chapter! Romantic, gritty, challenging! Shades of Harry Potter Meets Alex Cross! amazon.to/GtFrDe #Scifi #Christian

    I’ll keep working through the list. Thanks again.

    • 13 March 2013 / 11:34 am

      Hi Charlie. Yes, there definitely can be a lot of self promotion on Twitter. If you are looking more for conversation / networking opportunities you might like to check out some of the chats that regularly happen. One I’d suggest is #LitChat – it takes place at 4pm American Eastern Standard Time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It’s a great chance to connect with and chat with other book lovers. Check out https://twitter.com/litchat for more details.

  2. 16 May 2013 / 1:09 am

    Ok this is all good. For those of us who don’t Tweet (I am very new to Twitter) your article intrigues me but I have no idea what you said. I’m to use these but have no idea how, where or when. Is there a “HOW to use Twitter” page that includes this? I just started when I began to follow the Jodi Arias trial so I only follow a few people and I have no idea outside of reading and post comments about the trial what Twitter is for.

  3. 4 July 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Thanks for this. I’d add #haiku #nahaiwrimo #smallstone #shortpoem #poetweet #3lines #5lines #PerDiem

    • Aerogramme Writers' Studio
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      4 July 2013 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks Judy, Thanks Stella!

  4. 23 September 2013 / 10:38 am

    #Micropoetry is a collective term for a variety of different forms of short poetry. As a poetic artform, it doesn’t really have any rules. Although it does consists of certain forms of short poetry with fixed rules such as haiku, tanka, senryu and gogyohka.

    Poets do sometimes label their work with hashtags to help. But as there are so many forms/styles of micropoetry, and with the limited twitter space, tags can vary wildly and sometimes poems are not tagged at all. This makes discovering poetry on twitter quite a task.

    I’ve compiled a list of hashtags that are used regularly by micropoets, with decriptions and examples live from twitter.

    http://micropoetry.com/twitter-micropoetry

    I hope you find this interesting.

    Luke

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