I’ve known that Twitter could potentially be a fun place to hang out and maybe even promote a book every now and then but with the exception of a few entertaining users, anytime I looked at it I felt like I might A) drop into a political overload of annoyance or B) suffer from a snore fest. I just couldn’t find the enjoyment of it on a regular basis.
Then I was introduced to two things.
One of the gals in my writer’s group (Find the gal here, find the writer’s group here) recently told us all a Twitter tip from one of her super smart media expert friends.
I took the advice and couldn’t be happier.
The advice? Go to (in my case) the profiles of your favorite authors and check out THEIR followers. Then follow those who are interesting. If you’re not an author, you could go to profiles of people involved in subjects you’re interested in and check out their followers. I couldn’t be happier. People that I have reality and understanding with are all over my feed and it is so entertaining now!
The other thing I learned, from the same author friend mentioned above, is about monthly games that various people play where they post a sheet with a question for every day of the month and you get to post answers and find even more interesting people. Here’s an example of one.
This one is #authorconfession and is hosted by @_JM_Sullivan. I would think there are such things available for other items of interest. It’s fun to participate and see what other people post.
There is also #51writers and #wipjoy and #wiptunes and #mythcampnano…you get the idea.
I like it waaaayy more than Facebook now. Cheers!
I find that I prefer to make up worlds and write copious amounts about them but am generally hesitant to share much about myself. Other things are just so much more interesting. Most of my adventure is found is books I read and books I write though I certainly plan to get out more this year.
It’s funny how the first of the year, which is technically just another day, holds so much significance and value in the achievement of the time to come.
And I like it.
No matter what successes, heartaches or failures we have experienced in the past, we can always learn from those heartaches and take strength in those successes and move forward with plans and hopes for the future. The one thing we can do is live each day like a stepping stone and get as much done as possible toward those purposes we’ve set out for ourselves.
That said, I wish you all a year filled with more happiness than sadness and more gain than loss. May you all attain your dreams!
The incredible, indelible, and intrepid Ink Slingers Guild held our Annual Anthology Party to celebrate the 5th Anniversary Anthology Serenity Rising! It was the most fun a writer could have: hangi…
Source: ISG 5th Anniversary Edition Celebration
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My writers group recently released the fifth anniversary edition of our annual anthology (book of short stories) and there is a Goodreads Giveaway going on right now! Enter to win the latest release!
There’s a spooky Faery Story included just in time for Halloween ~ my favorite time of year!