This post will be of interest to both fellow authors and readers.
EDIT: The post is continually updated, as I discover more info.
Every week, almost every day, there are “events” taking place on Twitter that showcase author’s current work. Some are aimed at quoting a line from the Work In Progress, usually with a given theme; some are mini challenges – writing a snippet in response to a prompt. All are quite engaging, and a great way to meet new people. For authors, it’s a chance to connect with fellow authors and readers, and for readers it’s a chance to discover new authors and get hooked into their writing.
I will list all the events I know of at the bottom. I’d like to say that I am currently also running #WIPJoy for In Numina. This is a set of 30 questions, and I tweet an answer in order each day of the month. For fans of Felix, it will give you a sneak peek to his next full-length adventure. Check this link – it will take you directly to the tweets!
(Normally the set of questions is published by @simmeringmind, every few months. I’ve missed doing it in June – so I’m just running the same questions in July. I’m sure you all would enjoy it just the same 🙂
Now for the list of weekly hashtag events. I participate in most, but not all, of these. Check it out on Twitter, and join the fun!
Note! Generally, links are not welcome in those events. The focus is on the writing, and in the space of a tweet. Occasionally you may have a line that’s just too good, but a bit too long to fit in a tweet. In this case a pic with the quote is acceptable. Try Canva.com to create a nice image, but please do not over-do it!
Note 2! When searching in Twitter for the theme, use the hashtag and the host – and then don’t forget to switch the search from “top” to “live” tweets. I keep falling for posting things for last month’s prompts…
Anyway, here’s the master list!
- #SunWIP – theme by @JudyLMohr
- #SettingSunday – @VictoriaDaru posts the theme in advance for the whole month
- #MuseMon – theme by @Claribel_Ortega
- #meta4mon – post a metaphor/simile
- #ministory – challenge prompt by @WriterEdmonds
- #LoveLines – by @ellekarmawrites and @AmandaKWrites
- #MondayBlogs – link to recent blog posts
- #MartialMonday – themes of conflicts
- #MoodMon – theme by @byreneelozano
- #2bitTues – theme by @
- #200WT – a monthly game for 200 word stories on tuesdays, hosted by @
#ElasticTuesdays – by @ as well; no theme
- #MissMuseMe – writing prompt by @bevandeviere
- #2nights1stLine – an inspired line from your writing, Tues & Thurs
- #TueStories – prompt / competition
#TuesTell #TellTues – Focus on quotes and dialog, theme by @
- #BookishTues – theme by @_NicolaNoble_
- #1LineWed – theme by @RWAKissofDeath
- #WIPWed – no host
- #WeirdWriters – @chipmunkofpower
- #writerhumpday – mid week romance / erotica (‘hump day’, get it? 🙂
- #sixwordstory / #6words – by @Kelsye
#Whimsday – on hiatus
- #Thurds – theme by @. This one allows links
- #ThruLineThurs – theme by @
- @ScribalReverie hosts:
- #MissMuseMe – writing prompt by @ (seems to have moved to Tuesday, as above)
#2nights1stLine – an inspired line from your writing, Tues & Thurs
- #FriDare theme by @micascotti
- #FictFri – theme @
- #FP – theme @FridayPhrases
- #Friday5th – 5th line from any page of WIP
- #Fri1st – one line from a WIP or published novel – hosted by @AllBrevityWit
- #SciFriFri – your weekly dose of science fiction
- #SlapDashSat – no theme, hosted by @
- #ScreenshotSaturday – mostly for gamers, a screenshot from current game
- #ShareWrit – no theme, hosted by @
- @ScribalReverie hosts:
- #WhosYourCharacter – showcase your characters with @
Need to update this section a bit more fully…
- #DarkLitChat – @ and @, 3rd Tuesday of the month, 8pm EST
- #WritersLifeChat– @, every Wednesday, 8pm EST
- #StoryCrafter – every Sunday, 8pm GMT
#Creaturechat – chat for non-human chars in SF/F, Wednesdays, 8pm CST (US)
- #sparklybadgersunite – General writers’ chat; Mondays, 10am GMT
Other interesting tags
- #MiniSFF by @miniSFF – Mini Sci-Fi and Fantasy
- #SFFiction by @ – Seriously Short Fiction. Working towards an anthology; challenge now closed
- #WriterWednesday or #WW – recognition of fellow writers
- #FollowFriday or #FF – recognition of nice people in general (although often this is automated for all followers, so more noise in the signal compared to #WW)
- #FridayReads and #WeekendReads adverts, if you’re looking for recommendations for a light thing to read over the weekend
There are also plenty of Twitter hashtag lists for authors, for all sorts of genre specific, audience reach, connecting to others and other such tags.