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17 Jun 09 Twitter for Writers

Everyone is talking about 140-character revolution, and everyone is learning to convey the message in 140 characters. Thanks to twitter and other micro blogging services (like plurk), people at large are learning to say everything in 140 characters; to be more precise, everyone is learning to power-pack the 140 characters available to us.

For a writer, twitter can be useful in more ways than you think, and how you will use twitter depends upon the kind of writer you are. If you are a freelance writer who is just looking for some freelance writing assignments then twitter can not only help you promote your writing services. You can use twitter to remain constantly in touch with your existing clients or your ex-clients as well. It can also help you in getting new clients. Twitter can also be helpful for a writer who wants to get published. You can get the up-to-date information on the different publishing houses and what kind of novels they are planning to publish in the coming years. It will give you a fair idea about what clicks with a certain publishing house, and what gets thrown into trash bin. If you are a newbie then you can use the links shared on twitter to develop or polish your writing skills.

For a freelance writer or blogger who is finding it hard to get ideas for writing on a daily basis, twitter can work as a source for cracking ideas to write on. You can use twitter to see what people are talking about, and what is gaining popularity in your niche. If you are interested in using twitter as a writing idea generator then follow the following steps:

  1. Follow people working in your or any related niche.
  2. Find the articles from the links shared by people whom you follow.
  3. Scan the articles to estimate its worth.
  4. Shortlist the article or articles you want to read.
  5. Read the article shared
  6. Do a preliminary research on the topic discussed in the article to get a deeper understanding of the subject.
  7. Write down the main points you want to elaborate in your article or articles.
  8. Arrange the bullet points in the order in which they should appear in the final article or articles.
  9. Write the article.
  10. Proofread it.
  11. Publish it.
  12. Make a link (like
  13. Tweet it.

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