7 Reasons Every Writer Needs to Be on Twitter

I’m just starting out with Twitter, and while I don’t agree with the idea that ‘Twitter makes you a better writer’ (you may have fewer characters to work with, but grammar is often ignored and even reduced to abbreviations and primordial communication methods :P. Still, Marcy makes some great points and they’re worth noting (that and Kristen wouldn’t put crap on her blog :)). Check out her article.

Kristen Lamb's Blog

While I’m taking a much-needed break, our WANA Maven of Twitter is here to help you understand Twitter!

Twitter often gets a bad rap by people who don’t understand it, misunderstand it as full of spam and celebrity stalkers, or don’t know how to use it to its full potential to build an author platform. When used correctly, though, Twitter can be one of the best tools for meeting new readers and increasing traffic to your blog. Not to mention it’s fun!

Don’t believe me? Well, let me prove it to you then. I have seven reasons why I think every writer should be using Twitter.

Reason #1 – Twitter has over 100 million active accounts and growing.

Whether you’re seeking traditional publication or plan to self-publish, whether you’re a non-fiction author, a novelist, a poet, or a short story writer, you need a platform to sell your work. Your…

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Phil is a writing enthusiast of many years, having been published in numerous online and national print trade and sports publications over the past decade. He has spent the past five years delving back into the world of fiction writing, focussing on the fantasy, horror and suspense genres. Deshay of the Woods is his first novel.
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