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Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Twitter Hashtags for WritersTwitter has over 500 million users around the world, with everyone from pop stars to politicians signing up to join the social networking and micro-blogging site.

For writers, Twitter has the potential to greatly benefit your career. Twitter can better connect you with your readers, provide you with networking opportunities with other creative wordsmiths and, importantly, help you to find new audiences for your work.

Hashtags play a very important role in effectively communicating through Twitter. People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorise those Tweets and help them show up more easily in Twitter Search.

Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword. If you publish a Tweet that includes a hashtag on a public Twitter account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet.

Twitter Chats
Often planned chats will happen around a particular hashtag at a scheduled time. They can be a good way network and find other twitter users who share your interests. Some chats might happen to coincide with a particular event such as a writers’ festival. Others chats will happen every week. For example, #scriptchat takes place every Sunday at 8pm EST. People who are interested in screen writing will using this hashtag to find each others tweets and chat about relevant topics.

Other writing-related Twitter Chats include:
(NB: all times are in American Eastern Standard Time. Check your time zone with the useful map)


#LitChat – 4pm

#WritersRoad – 9pm


#BlackBookChat – 8:30pm

#KidLitChat – 9pm


#LitChat – 4pm

#EditorChat – 8:30pm

#YALitChat – 9pm


#BookMarket – 4pm

#Poetry – 10pm


#KindleChat – 12pm

#SciFiChat – 2pm

#FollowReader – 4pm

#LitChat – 4pm

#SteampunkChat – 9pm


#RomanceChat – 4pm

#WriteChat – 3pm


#ScriptChat – 8pm

#FantasyChat – 8pm

#TVWriterChat – 9.30pm

To more easily follow a single Twitter chat without distraction, you may like to try Tweet Chat. This service allows you to monitor and chat about one topic and ignore unrelated Twitter posts.

100 Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Popular Hashtags now cover almost every aspect of the writing and publishing process. You ask for help with #askeditor or share your writing achievements with #wordcount. For further Twitter Hashtags ideas visit 100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know.

Twitter Hashtags should be used smartly and sparingly – never include more than three hashtags in a single Tweet.

And remember, the best way to learn is to try.


1 Comment

  1. Mer
    1 May 2013 / 2:39 am

    Every other Thursday, there is also #MGLitChat

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