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What I realized I haven’t talked about, and really should have, are Twitter chats.
Twitter chats are discussions that happen periodically and are marked under various hashtags. They’re often chock full of tips, publishing pros, wonderful writers and some really interesting discussions, so if you’re new to Twitter or just want to get more involved in the writing community, Twitter chats are the way to go.
Some other pros of fabulous Twitter chats include:
- Connecting with other like-minded people. (SO IMPORTANT. For real. Try Twitter chats for this reason alone).
- They’re fun.
- Get questions answered.
But where to begin? It can be hard to find Twitter chats if you’re not following the right people or you’re brand new to Twitter, so I’ve compiled a list of some writing-related Twitter chats I know of. If you know of others, please do let me know and I’ll add them to the list:
- #twdtopic: Tuesdays at 9PM EST—An open Twitter chat for writers run by The Writer Diaries. They discuss all sorts of publishing and writing-related topics.
- #YALitChat: Wednesdays at 9PM EST—A Twitter chat for YA writers covering many aspects of writing and publishing.
- #NALitChat: Thursdays at 9PM EST—“Ongoing discussion of all things in New Adult literature.” (Taken from their Twitter)
- #K8chat: Thursdays 9PM EST—“A publishing related chat where we discuss topics relevant to readers and authors.” (Taken from their site)
- #askagent: Random times. Follow agents on Twitter to catch a session!—An extremely valuable impromptu chat in which literary agents take and answer questions from writers.
- #askTBA: Once a month, announced via TBA agents—Similar to #askagent, except it’s a scheduled Twitter chat in which a bunch of agents from The Bent Agency answer questions from writers.
- #ukyachat: A periodic chat for UK writers that takes place periodically between 4-7PM GMT. (Thanks, Margarita!)
Do you participate in Twitter chats? Why or why not?