I’ve been doing some searching for a couple weeks now for some quality Twitter chats for writers, of either general topics or YA topics. But I haven’t seemed to be able to find anything! (If you know of any good ones, let me know in the comments) So, I’ve been thinking of starting my own!
What is a Twitter chat you might ask? For those of you who don’t know, Twitter chats are when people discuss a topic with a specific #hashtag. They have a start and end time with questions spread out during the (usual) hour of chat. Anyone can join the chats as long as they follow along with the correct #hashtag!
Here are some benefits that I think come with a Twitter chat:
- Expressing your opinion: You get the opportunity to have a conversation with lots of other people like or unlike you that you would never have the opportunity to do. And if you are like me, you don’t have a huge outlet among friends to be able to talk writing!
- Meeting new people: Twitter chats are great because you can find out about a writer who you may have never known about! You can find great new people to follow, or even new authors you need to read.
- They are super fun: When I participate in Twitter chats that I am invested in the subject, I always enjoy the hour that they take. I love learning new things and seeing various opinions that exist around topics important to me.
- Solving problems: I think that with the right questions and participants, you can even find solutions to problems you are having. With enough people, you can see something in a different light, that actually makes your life much easier.
Have I convinced you about Twitter chats? Do you want to help me set up a monthly chat? Answer my poll and share this with your other writer friends! If you have questions or even suggestions, please leave them in the comments.
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