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#1 AMK

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 10:34 AM

Hey all!

I'm thinking of jumping into Twitter and I'm clueless. Any tips on choosing a name (I don't even know what to call the thingies) or how often to tweet or best people to follow for YA writing info?

Thanks in advance!
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

First of all, use your real name or if you've got a pen name use that. Especially if you're looking to get published. People need to find you easily and having something cute as your name like @lovestowriteya doesn't sound very professional.

At any rate, here's a link to some sound advice.

http://michaelhyatt....to-twitter.html

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 12:02 PM

Here's a link to some more advice, from our very own lovely C. Taylor. :wink:
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:06 PM

Thank you, Darke and RC Lewis! I read both and am ready to get started. Thanks again!

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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

Hi AMK,

To get started, there's a list of AQC twitter addresses here.

http://agentquerycon...h__1#entry68040

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 08:40 AM

Ooo, thanks! I was just about to search the forums for this. Thank you, Paul!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:02 PM

I am late to the party, but my one piece of advise remains...even as you are professional, always be yourself. You don't have to do a lot of pretending. Twitter I find works best for people who are authentic, as opposed to trying to sound, better/smarter/richer/wittier than they really are. I'm on there, feel free to follow!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

I am late to the party, but my one piece of advise remains...even as you are professional, always be yourself. You don't have to do a lot of pretending. Twitter I find works best for people who are authentic, as opposed to trying to sound, better/smarter/richer/wittier than they really are. I'm on there, feel free to follow!


Uhm, I would, but I what's your username? I can't find the link on your profile.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:34 AM

Sorry, I did forget to mention I am @TyUnglebower.

My short story collection, Thank You for Ten: Short Fiction About a Little Theater is now available for 99 cents on Kindle, Apple devices and from Smashwords

 

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:44 AM

Thanks for the advice everyone. I'm enjoying it already. My username is @AlishaKlapheke if anyone wishes to follow. I do follow back.




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