Twitter Hashtag Guide for Writers and Authors

Twitter Hashtag Guide for Writers and Authors

As a writer or author you are no doubt familiar with what Twitter is, but if you’re not familiar with the use of Twitter hashtags, then you’re reading the right post.

What’s a Twitter hashtag?
Hastags are words or phrases used in tweets, which have the ‘#’ symbol preceeding them. hashtags don’t have any spaces or punctuation in them and are used like ‘category links’ in Twitter. When clicked, they reveal a stream of everyone’s tweets that contain that hashtag.

For example; #scifi

How can you use a hashtag?
hashtags are included in tweets that are relevant to a specific topic. You can assign a hashtag such as our example ‘#scifi’ in your tweet, so all those interested in science fiction and who are tracking and following that hashtag stream can see it.

It’s a great way to get more exposure, build relationships and build your following.

I’ve put a list together of the top hastags for writers and authors and writers including those for genres. Do share other Twitter hashtags you’ve found useful in the comments below.

Reading hashtags

This hashtag is to tell others about the exciting book your currently reading. It can also be used to promote your book, if fans include your twitter name in their #fridayread tweets!

Just finished a top book? Let others know about it.

Have a book giveaway running? Use this hashtag to let others in the Twittersphere hear about it.

Genre hashtags for authors

Young adult literature chat.

Middle Grade Literature.

Things on your mind, perhaps a life story to share.

starcrossed authors and fans should check this out.

Science fiction chat for the scifi fans out there.

For the kiddy in all of us.

Romance Writers of America.

Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators.

Hashtags for writers

Share your writing endeavours and experiences with others.

#askeditor or #amediting
Ask the editor, seek advice and share your experience.

#writerwednesday or #ww and #writingprompt
These cover all things writing.

#writetip or #writingtip
Any tips you’d like to share? Perhaps you’d like to learn some new tips yourself.

Used for writers who want to help keep themselves accountable, share their progress and support other writers.

Industry hashtags

#selfpublishing and #selfpub
All things self publishing.

All things independent publishing related.

For all self publishing and indie authors to connect and share.

Everything about ebooks.

All about book marketing and promotions.

Another hashtag used widely in the Twittersphere is #followfriday or #ff for short. A very popular Twitter hashtag, used of course on Fridays to suggest new people or links to check out.

Be sure to bookmark this page for future reference in your tweeting endeavours.

Happy tweeting!

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