Writers need different things from Twitter than ‘normal’ people … As a writer, you’ll use Twitter to meet colleagues, connect with readers, invite reviews, carry out research, improve your writing, develop networks, gain insight, conduct market studies, build your platform, create buzz for your stories, and sell your work.
Rayne Hall has one of the best platforms any writer has on Twitter – with over 50,000 genuine, engaged followers who enjoy her tweets and buy her books. There, she shares practical advice, fun ideas, step-by-strategies for success, and so much more. So what is her secret?
In her book, Twitter for Writers, she shares some of her best strategies for building a strong platform on Twitter. This book is full of practical advice for writers from creating your profile to dealing with spammers, which makes it suitable for new and aspiring authors as well as published Indie authors.
Her down-to-earth no-nonsense advice is drawn from her own experience, which–to me–makes it more credible. But what I like most is that the material is tailored to the needs of the busy writer. As a busy writer herself, Rayne Hall understands that most of us are working full-time jobs outside of writing and that we don’t have time to waste on pitfalls such as auto-retweeting.
Overall, I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, and I strongly recommend it to any author who is trying to better engage with readers on social media and see an increase in sales as a result. I’m not sure if it has worked for me yet, but I’m still applying what I’ve learned.
Check it out on amazon. And for more advice, follow her on Twitter @RayneHall.
Do you have any other titles in mind? Any recommendations? Feel free to share them in the comment section below. Eventually, I’m going to compile a list of resources to share with my followers, so the more the better. As always, thank you for stopping by!