Twitter Chats for 5 Different Writers, a diyMFA Guest Post

I’ve got another guest post on diyMFA! This week it’s about Twitter chats.

#5onFri: Twitter Chats for 5 Different Writers

Writing hashtags are hot right now. There are plenty of pages explaining them and what to look for, but who are these chats for?

Here are five kinds of writers and the benefits they can gain from participating in a Twitter chat:

The Social Butterfly

Contrary to stereotype, not all writers are introverts! There are plenty of writers who crave the company of others, and they often struggle with the solitary nature of writing. Social Butterflies should make sure they develop and maintain a strong writing community around themselves.

If you can’t get to a live meeting or conference (and you should really try to!) a Twitter chat is ideal. Wherever you are, all you need is a device and an internet connection. You can join the chat as it happens, or scroll through later. Either way, don’t be shy. Reach out to fellow participants. Compliment them, ask questions, retweet, and commiserate. The whole point is to get people communicating on topics that they care about. Twitter chats are an excellent opportunity to make writing friends! You may find your next critique partner or cheerleader.

Learn how the Student, the Blogger, the Host and the Lurker benefit from Twitter Chats »

 Which type of writer are you? Tell us on!


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