Do you like to chat? Do you feel lonely sitting on your perch?
Well, if you’re a writer, this may be your lucky day. There’s something for everyone.
Onlinecollege.org contacted me with a list they composed for writers and asked if I’d be interested in sharing their amazing list on my blog. The list is called: 52 Wonderful Chitter Chats for Writers
“There are many places for writers to find help and inspiration for every part of the writing process. One of the newest sources of support is on Twitter, through a wide variety of writing chats.”
Since I thought their list is extremely helpful, I decided to share it and to add a Gutsy twist. Our own # (hashtag) where we can discuss our #MyGutsyStory.
This is why I call the list 52 + 1
Here is a list of 52 chat groups + 1 Newly created chat group
Slow Chat: These chats don’t always have a set time or day that they meet. Writers and readers simply post to them whenever they come across something they’d like to share with the community.
- #wip: WIP stands for “work in progress” and that’s just what these writers share, offering tips to make your writing better and excerpts from their own.
- #iamwriting: This chat is exactly what it sounds like. Anytime writers are working, they share their progress, or lack thereof, to this hashtag chat. It can be great to motivate you to get your own writing done.
Weekly Chats: If you’re looking for a more structured chat, any of these options for writers can be a good choice.
- #writechat: Writers can find a wealth of information and a thriving community through the weekly chats held at this #(hashtag). Simply head to Twitter from 3-6 p.m. EST to join in the fun.
- #storychat: Share any progress you’re making (or not making) with your short stories and other writings through this weekly chat.
Not just novels: While many of the chats on Twitter are geared towards novelists, there are still plenty of options for those who prefer screenplays, memoirs, poems, and other forms of writing.
- #memoirchat: Every other Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST, writers working on their memoirs can head to Twitter to engage in a thoughtful chat, offering tips, advice, and excerpts of their writing.
- #journchat: Discuss issues pertinent to journalism and PR through this chat, held on Monday evenings.
Genre: These chats focus on a single genre, like sci-fi, romance, or young adult literature.
- #kidlitchat: This chat is the perfect place for writers penning works for young readers to keep in touch with others in the field. The chat begins at 9 p.m. EST on Tuesdays, and topics are announced before the chat.
- #romancewriter: Find others who share your love of writing romance through this hashtag.
Professional: Learn more about what it takes to work as a writer, get published, and have a successful book with some help from these professional chats.
- #askagent: Have a question you want to ask a book agent? While chats often go on all week, Tuesdays provide the biggest opportunities to talk with professionals.
- #publishing: Learn more about the publishing industry though this slow chat. Your newfound knowledge could just help you get your own book published.
Help and Inspiration: Whether you need some writing help or a creative spark to get you going, these chats offer a way to find it.
- #writegoal: Setting goals for writing can be a very important part of actually getting a work done. Use this chat to share your goals and your successes as you move through the writing process.
- #creativity: Get into your creative groove with a little help from the chat that goes on pretty continuously under this hashtag.
Did you know you can create your own chat group on Twitter? So let’s start a group for all those interested in the Monday series called: #MyGutsyStory and grow a community of writers, who would like to join and participate.
Do you use Twitter? If not why not? Need help? Ask away, and we’ll see if we can help one another.
It may take a little while to get the hang of it, but once you do, it’s a great way to find people, join groups you’re interested in and share. Any questions?
Take advantage of all the Twitter Chat groups available to you and share your writing, offer suggestions and learn from others. Join the 52+1 (#Mygutsystory)
Please remember to join the contest #MyGutsyStory. You can see guidelines here, and read about sponsors and prizes here, and see our first two stories for November’s contest, Rhonda Hayes and Karen van der Zee.