Like it or not, Twitter is a phenomenon that is a part of everyday existence. Many people use it as a way to remain updated on their family, friends and interests, or share small pieces of information with the world. But for authors, Twitter provides a great place for resources, either for information, inspiration or just plain encouragement. Here are a few examples of Twitter resources that are often overlooked by many writers.

Twitter Resource # 1: #Amwriting

This Twitter hashtag (search term) is known for sharing ideas, compositional fixes, inspiration, even the occasional plot devices that can be used by anyone to make their writing that much more vibrant and inspirational. If you follow any other authors, chances are you’ll see this term quoted quite a few times in the people that you are following. (To search for a hashtag, go to and type in “amwriting” in the search box. Every post using that tag will come up and you can find some interesting people to follow!)

Twitter Resource # 2: @WritersRelief

Often, the hardest thing about being a writer is finding the opportunities to write and present your work. While there are countless websites available with freelance opportunities, few provide the amount of quality opportunities and advice presented here. On a regular basis, followers of WritersRelief are presented with advice on how to land an agent, where to submit their pieces for review and a constant stream of potential places to publish your latest creative work.

Twitter Resources # 3: @WritersDigest

This is the Twitter representative for one of the most useful writer resources, Writer’s Digest. Established in 1920, this magazine has become one of the most versatile and comprehensive source of calls for submission, literary agents, publishing houses and advice on getting published in the market today. If you only had one publishing source to add to your Twitter list, this would be one to choose. It really is that important.

Twitter Resource # 4: @edu_tweets
This overlooked Twitter resource is a great place to find information of an educational nature, and inspiration for the next great story. Full of timely educational links, the information provided by this Twitter profile can often prove to be the detail that you need to finish your masterpiece or start you on your next adventure.

These are just a few of the Twitter resources that you can use for your everyday writing, and many more exist. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to find what you are looking for is to do a simple search on Twitter, or talk to your colleagues and friends for recommendations. And don’t forget to follow us in the meantime. 🙂

Whatever your method, chances are you’ll find the resources you’ve been missing in 140 characters or less.

Kristen Joy

Kristen Joy

Kristen Joy Laidig is the founder of The Book Ninja. She has authored over 40 books, started over 50 publishing companies, trained over 10,000 authors worldwide, has her black belt in karate, and eats way too much chocolate. She currently changes lives through her students… one published message at a time, manages her two retail stores Toy Box Gifts & Wonder® and Nerdvana Outpost in the heart of her newfound hometown, Chambersburg, PA, is in the start-up phase of at least three new businesses at any given time, and generally causes anyone reading this bio to be out of breath. On her “off” time (what’s that?) she brainstorms business ideas with her awesome husband, the great Public Domain Expert himself, Tony Laidig, and hangs out with her two ragdoll kitties. She’s even been known to sleep... occasionally.

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