- Series: Writer's Craft
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 21, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1500544248
- ISBN-13: 978-1500544249
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (141 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,419,735 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Rayne Hall has published more than fifty books in several languages under several pen names with several publishers in several genres, mostly fantasy, horror and non-fiction. She is the author of the bestselling Writer's Craft series and editor of the Ten Tales anthologies. Having lived in Germany, China, Mongolia and Nepal, she has now settled in a small dilapidated town of former Victorian grandeur on the south coast of England where she enjoys reading, gardening and long walks along the seashore. She shares her home with a black cat adopted from the cat sanctuary. His name is Sulu and he's the perfect cat for a writer – except when he claims ownership of her keyboard.
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36 short chapters take you through creating your account to more advanced topics like lists, managing your account, apps, multiple accounts, and staying safe. Within each of these chapters, Hall gives information for beginners, a 'what not to do' section, advanced strategies, and a section on mistakes she's made and how you can learn from them. If you're a beginner, you can stick to the easy strategies, and come back to the rest when you're ready.
You may be thinking "Really? Come on, how complicated can Twitter be?". I hear you, because that's what I thought, too: but I didn't know how much I didn't know. For example, it never occurred to me that people scan feeds looking for certain avatars, so if you're the sort of person (like me) who likes to change your avatar picture often, you're just confusing your followers. Change your cover picture as often as you like, but keep that avatar picture consistent.
I also never liked Twitter because my feed was a huge mess--I could never figure out how people managed to sort through all those tweets! That's because nobody who knows better actually uses their feed as-is; they always use some method of filtering to get at what they want. Either via lists, hashtags, apps, or other methods, they pull out what they need at any given moment and ignore the rest. Huge epiphany--and now I'm able to interact with the people I want to interact with at a given time.
Admittedly, I was completely twitter challenged--I didn't even know you could create lists, or turn off people's retweets. I didn't realize there were whole events that used hashtags, and that you could use filters to make them easy to participate in. I didn't know you could attach pictures. And I certainly had no clue how to get followers that would actually be interested in what I had to say, and that I could build professional relationships with.
Twitter for Writers walked me through all of this, and tons more. Hall's writing is clear, accessible, easy to follow. I love that she's willing to admit the mistakes she made so you don't make the same ones. And for me, this book was worth the price just for the useful hashtags she shares.
Most of all, I appreciated Hall's emphasis on building genuine relationships. This doesn't mean having long, in-depth conversations with every one of your followers everyday--but it means you share genuine interests and will find one another's tweets potentially interesting. Reaching out to other authors, to readers, to other professionals in the industry not just to say 'look at me!', but to engage, share information, learn from one another. This is the approach that will build you a successful and useful network, and she stresses that throughout.
If you're a writer and you're baffled by Twitter or are looking to use it more efficiently, this book is for you. It has something to offer all but the most savvy users, and probably even a tip or two for them! In a time when social media is growing in importance everyday, Twitter for Writers is a wonderful addition to your writer's tool-kit.
For this review, I had the opportunity to review the "Twitter for Writers: The Author's Guide to Tweeting Success (Writer's Craft)" by Rayne Hall! This book is full of information! The book talks about how you can improve your Twitter experience and how to write the perfect tweets. I love the ideas that Rayne gives you, like putting a cartoon illustration with your tweets to make them more interesting and enjoyable to your followers. Your pictures or cartoon illustrations for Twitter needs to be the correct size in order for it show up correctly.
Rayne has so many useful tips in this book like, setting up your Twitter profile, using Twitter to improve your writing, network with other authors, meet fans, gain exposure, find reviewers and sell your books. She's funny and witty, so you'll find her tweets amusing! @RayneHall definitely knows how to entertain her 60.8K followers! Her followers are genuine and love to engage with her tweets, along with buying her books.
Let Rayne Hall share her practical advice, fun ideas, step-by-step strategies for success and even the embarrassing mistakes she's made. Writers will find this book very useful and how to use Twitter as a professional tool. It suitable for newbies, as well as Twitter veterans. She shows you how to spot fake followers, guides you past the dreaded 2,000-follower hurdle, helps you throw a Twitter party and reveals the most powerful ways to promote a book.
I was given this product in exchange for my honest opinion.
Ms. Hall's success as a writer is based on a gift for the craft—but she has learned that marketing that can make or break a new author. I am very thankful I bought this book and would recommend it to anyone thinking about Twitter as a marketing tool. L.B. Johnson - Author
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The text is superb, however, the writer did not convince me of the benefits of twitter vis a vis...Read more