Saturday, 12 January 2013

10 Essential Tweeters for aspiring authors to follow

When I first completed my MS someone told me that if I really wanted to be a writer I HAD to join Twitter.  I didn't know where to start, who to follow, our even why I was doing it. Was it simply because agents/publishers expect writers to come with already established social-media platforms? 

Since joining Twitter I have discovered what a warm and supportive community exists for writers. If that wasn't enough of an incentive, my twitter stream has become an invaluable source of information and opportunity. Whether you are looking to connect with other writers, learn more about your craft, or you are trying to find an agent, the opportunities are there just waiting for you to seize them. For this reason I have put together a list of the 10 Tweeters I have found most valuable.

Top 5 Tweeters to follow for Writing Tips & Opportunities
It was hard to narrow it down to just five, but these awesome people actively tweet valuable info for writers. 
If you are un-agented writer seeking representation you want to follow Brenda Drake. As well as being a very pleasant person to follow, Brenda's Tweets often include details for unique agent pitch contests and opportunities.
Cupid's Literary Connection - Agent pitching competitions and contests.
Fantastic writing tips tweeted regularly.
Aimee L Salter was one of the first people I followed on Twitter. Excellent writing tips and amazing blog.
Rebecca Berto Tweets great writing tips
Top 5 Tweeters to follow for Query Tips & Agent answers
There are so many amazing agents that are worth following on Twitter. Below is simply a list of 5 that I have found provide a great deal of advice on Twitter
There are so many reasons to follow Brittany Howard. If you are a YA writer follow and learn. Brittany is one of the most informative agents I have come across. She tweets everything from her slush pile to general advise and tips. There are often opportunities to ask questions.
Jordy Albert often provides tips and advice as well as tweeting about her slush pile. Jordy also uses hashtags such as #askagent to engage writers.
Jenny Bent tweets tips and also actively uses hashtags such #askagent to engage writers.
Julia Weber tweets tips, advise and also uses hashtags such as #askagent and #querytip to engage writers. 
Sara Tweets a wealth of advice for writers. She uses hashtags like #5pagesin5tweets to feedback her submission impressions. 

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  1. Thanks for writing such a helpful post! This is a great list. I'll have to check out the ones I don't follow. Thanks!

    1. Your welcome Stephanie! So glad it was helpful! :) thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.

  2. Extremely helpful post! I'm following up now! :)

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    1. Thanks Susan. It Save-a-word saturaday is a cute idea!

  3. Great post. There are so many helpful tips here! Thanks for taking the time to post this :D

    1. Hi Daniela,
      Thank you so much for commenting! I am happy you found it helpful :)

  4. Hi I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award:

  5. I just now found this post, and found it very helpful. I'm a twitter newbie & can use all the help I can find. Thanks