I have been inspired to find that the hashtags on twitter are useful! Previously, I just thought they were annoying – I never understood what the heck lines like “@soandso #whatever #this #that #theotherthing lol bx63al.he” were supposed to mean. It took me a little while to realize that I could click on the “shortlink” and see – or that you could click on a hashtag and see posts about the same topic.
So that exposes my newbieness to twitter – I’ve been active for all of a month, so maybe this a bit green of me, but my two greatest discoveries have been #amwriting and online literary magazines.
When you click on or search for #amwriting, you get a timeline of tweets that are mostly writers talking about what they are writing, or posts of writing tips. I have found several articles that I think are helpful through this hashline (? term), and I have started to connect to other writers, too.
It turns out that there is also a #amwriting website, but I don’t have much to report – I have signed up for it but haven’t checked it out at all. I’m saving it for when I have a little time to actually read some of the posts.
As far as literary magazines, I have barely started looking at those, either, but I think it’s going to be fun. It’s really easy to submit to some of them. I’ve done one so far, a short story that I wrote a while ago – in fact there’s a link at the top of this page – it’s Tabulate This.
If you want to take advantage of my list of literary magazines list, feel free to check it out! I’m on twitter as TheMcManual.