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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.

More best practices for writers on Twitter

Alina Adams

New York Times bestselling author of The Nesting Dolls

“Just because you’re a writer doesn’t mean that’s all you need to tweet about. You must have other interests. In my case, it’s soap operas, figure skating, and education policy. I interact with people who tweet about those subjects without ever bringing up my fiction writing. However, getting known as a person who isn’t just all about self-promotion is also a way to expand your presence.”

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