Wednesday, November 7, 2012

And 3 More Twitter Hashtags

by Jemi Fraser

Wow! You folks are amazing. I've learned a lot about hashtags over the past couple of posts! If you'd like to see the first 2 posts in this hashtag series, check them out here and here.

1. #writetip, #editingtips, #pubtip & #querytip

I hadn't thought of leaving TweetDeck columns open for these hashtags, but several of you have mentioned them and they're great! I think their names are self-explanatory - give them a try & see what you find!

2. #nano, #nanowrimo, #wordsprints & @NaNowordsprints

It's November, so these are appropriate right now. If you don't know about National Novel Writing Month, check it out. It's a great place to meet other writers crazy enough to write a first draft of 50k in 30 days. I've participated in NaNo several times now and it's always a lot of fun - and very productive. Most days, you can find people willing to do word sprints with you to boost that word count. These sprints can be for anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. Sometimes they'll even throw in a dare to include in your sprint. Last year's "add a wild animal" dare added a great scene to my novel!

3. #mywana

I learned about this from the lovely Darke Conteur. WANA stands for We Are Not Alone. It's similar to the #amwriting hashtag in that it's a conversation place for writers - a great place to find other writers and the support we all need from each other.

I THINK this will be my last hashtag post for a while, but if you've got any further suggestions, let me know! And if you're a fellow NaNo nut, add me as a buddy - we need all the support we can get! I'm jemifraser over there too :)

Jemi Fraser is an aspiring author of romantic mysteries. She blogs and tweets while searching for those HEAs.


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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'm going to look for that first set!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm saving to check out if I get on Twitter.

Jemi Fraser said...

Alex - I hadn't thought of using them either - they're great :)

Natalie - twitter is a fun place, but I think we all have to pick & choose our social media carefully :)

Medeia Sharif said...

If I'm drafting, I'd like to try the word sprints.

I see mywana all the time. Now I know what it means.

SC Author said...

I love the hash tags that pop up around contests. Everyone's all united and stuff; the Writer's Voice one was like that.

Jemi Fraser said...

Medeia - I just finished a word sprint for nano and added over 1k to the story - and I love the scene!! :)

SC - the hashtags can be so much fun! The writer's voice one was awesome. I read a bunch of the pitches and they sounded awesome!

Romance Reader - Nas said...

Sounds like fun hash tags to follow to get your writing done as well as have fun!


Jemi Fraser said...

Nas - exactly! Fun & helpful too :)

Jean Oram said...

I LOVE the tips hashtags. I only recently discovered a couple of them and they're fab!

Thanks, Jemi.

Jemi Fraser said...

Jean - you're very welcome! They are a lot of fun! :)