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Dear writers: It’s finally time to join Twitter. Here’s how to get started.

We get it: That little blue bird is intimidating. But as more and more authors, agents, and editors turn to social media to connect virtually in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain by joining Twitter. Here are tips, strategies, and best practices from other authors on getting started.

It's finally time to join Twitter. Here's how.

The gaming journalist

Courtney Craven, writer and co-founder of the gaming website Can I Play That, initially hated Twitter.

“I always feel awkward talking to people, whether I know them or not. I felt like the conversation was already happening on Twitter, and I wasn’t a part of it, and I didn’t know how to become a part of it,” they explain. “I didn’t have any friends on the site, so who the hell was I supposed to talk to?”

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