- PB writers (the biggest list, of course)
- Writing (resources and writers)
- BOOKS: readers of, lovers of, reviewers of, publishers of, stores of, agents of, and libraries
- Rhymers (PB writers that also like to rhyme)
- LDS inspiration and interesting news
Also, here is a list of 40 twitter #hashtags for writers. A hashtag is a phrase preceded by a # to signal topics that are often held at a certain time for chatting purposes, but not always. To add a reply to the #hashtag conversations, click on the little bitty square with a blue pen for a New Tweet. It's located at the very top toward the right. Make sure you add the #hashtag so your comment will appear.
And Coach Marla, a life coach for writers, writes how to use twitter to beat procrastination and boost your writing. I used it yesterday, but I spent all day today looking for people to follow. Lame? Maybe. But I had fun, and I feel like my circle of writerly friends has grown considerably. You can use Marla's #bookending, or #amwriting.
To post a link in a twitter post, use tinyurl.com. It's a simple way to shorten the URL. Yes, it's an extra click and paste, but you can squeeze more characters in that way. You only get 140, and they go quick! If you want to follow me on Twitter, it's @ChristieWild.
P.S. HOW TWITTER AND BLOGGING HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE - I took a typing class in High School during my Senior year. On an actual typewriter. We learned to put two spaces after a period. Old habits die hard. When I blog, sometimes the extra space at the end of sentences wrap around to the beginning of the next line on the screen. And it makes it look funny, like an extra indention. Sometimes I go back and delete it. Then twitter got me deleting spaces just to finish a word in the post. So now, just today, I am consciously trying to adapt to only using one space after a period. It's hard, but it's beginning to become second nature. And that's how twitter changed my life. Simple, but MAJOR!