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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 podcast storyteller

When writer and audio producer Morgan Givens launched his children’s audio fiction anthology, “Flyest Fables,” he thought a great deal about how to convey the personality of his show on Twitter. “The show I make is hopeful, and so I keep my tweets upbeat and fun – I post cool things about books and things I think parents would love to show their kids,” he says.

Givens uses the hashtag “#writerslife” to build bridges to other writers and get word of his podcast out into the world. He pays particular attention to the site on Sundays, because people who work in audio post with the hashtag #audiodramasunday. “A lot of people are online that day, and you get to promote what other people are doing, stuff you really believe in,” he explains.

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