Posts Tagged “Twitter”

Writer Giveaways

Writer Giveaways

Giveaways So giveaways can be helpful when you are first starting out. Because people do not know your writing, they might not be inclined to spend too much on your work. Rather than pricing down to nothing, do one better: give your book away as a prize. Amazon, in particular, makes it easy. And on…

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List)

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List)

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List) Have you ever seen the #MSWL hashtag on Twitter? It stands for Manuscript Wish List. So, what the heck is a Manuscript Wish List? What do publishers and agents want? Agents and publishers have seen it all, or at least they think they have. They are on the lookout for something…

Optimizing Twitter

Optimizing Twitter

Optimizing Twitter Now that you’re on, it’s time to start optimizing Twitter. Lists What are lists on Twitter? You may have noticed people who have a rather different follower to following ratio than you do. What do I mean by that? Let’s say you follow 100 people. And 1000 people follow you. The ratio of…

Starting a Twitter stream

Starting a Twitter stream

Starting a Twitter stream How do you go about starting a Twitter stream? Should you plunge right in, or hang back? Your Account You need a name! Let’s say you’ve taken my advice (or decided this on your own), and gone with an account just for writing. If you want a personal account, you make…

Demystifying Twitter

Demystifying Twitter

Demystifying Twitter What can Twitter do for you, the independent writer? What’s the big deal about 140 characters? Twitter is essentially a microblogging service. You broadcast your thoughts to the ether. Some of those thoughts, to be sure, are more interesting than others. Many of us know someone who tweets about everything in their lives….

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