A Writers Guide to Hashtags #

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I never really got into hashtags, but the more I learn about marketing the more I have been trying to change that. Hashtags are a great way to make yourself seen in the world of social media, and, as I have learned, some are fun too! To help navigate through the complex world of hashtags, I made these list and decided to share it to help my fellow writers out there.

 


TWITTER

As a general rule, only use 1-2 hashtags per tweet.

General Recurring Hashtags

These are not limited to writers, they are common all across Twitter. They are a great way to get more active on social media and get your name out.

#ThrowbackThursday , #FlashbackFriday , SundayFunday , MondayMotivation, #FF / #FollowFriday

Recurring Writing Hashtags

Need something to post about? Browse these common writing related tags for ideas.

#WriteTip , #WritingTip , #AmWriting , #Wordcount , #AmEditing , #IndieAuthors / #IndieAuthor / #IndiePub / #IndieLit , #WritersLife , #YALitChat , #YA , #WriteChat , #WritingPrompt / #StoryStarter , #WIP / #WorkInProgress , #WordAThon , #1K1H , #WriteGoal , #WroteToday , #NovelLines

Weekly Hashtags

These are great for joining the social media community. Use them to make connections and meet new people.

  • #LitChat – created by CarolyBurnsBass, this hashtag takes place on Mondays, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.
  • #WritingWednesday / #WW / #WritersWednesday – Talk about your novel
  • #ManuscriptMonday – Same as above, I believe.
  • #FF – or “Follow Friday.” This is a way to share a user or a website you enjoy with your followers. If you never share people, why should you expect them to share you?
  • #TeaserTuesday – Share a bit from the manuscript you are working on.
  • #SampleSunday – Same as above.
  • #IndieThursday – Share an indie author you have read, give indie author tips, and more.
  • #FantasyChat – Tuesday’s. Answer questions, ask questions, build followers.
  • #BookMarketing – A great tag to learn more about marketing, or to share what you know.

Utilizing Trending Hashtags

Checking what is trending is a great habit for finding content; you can use to get your name out there. Here is a list of writing themed hashtags that commonly trend.

  • #NaNoWriMo – or “National Novel Writing Month” this always trends during November as writers try to write a novel in a month.
  • #CampNaNoWriMo – Same as above, but in the summer!
  • #WordWars – This always trends during NaNoWriMo. Use it to find someone willing to compete with you in writing. Write as many words as you can in a set amount of time.
  • #WriteSprint – same as above.

 

Reading:

Use these very little, if at all, to advertise your own book. Instead, use these to share your reads and connect with people.

#LitChat , #FridayReads , #MustRead , #Bookworm , #WhatToRead , #BookBuz , #NewBook , #AmReading , #BookFeature , #BookReview


INSTAGRAM

For Instagram, you can go hashtag crazy. Because I can’t stand things looking messy, I normally separate the content from the hashtags with an underscore line. ____

 

Reading 

#bookstagram #book #books #reading #newbook #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #bookaholic #bibliophile #bookaddict #instabook #booklove #youngadult #ya #lovebooks #instareading #ilovebooks #novel #novels #teenlit #noveladdict

Writing:

#write #writer #writersofinstagram #writers #writerslife #writerlife #writersunite #writergram #writersoninstagram #writersociety #writemore #writerofinstagram #writeabook #author #authors #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #authorslife #novelist #book #story #novel


YOUTUBE

TIP: You can set up your YouTube videos to automatically tag themselves. Go: Youtube settings – view additional features – upload defaults. Do not forget to add your own name into the tags.
  • #AuthorTube – a community of writers who vlog about, you guessed it, writing. This group was created by Lily Meade and Claribel Ortega.
  • #AuthorTuber – same as above
  • #WordBound – A prompt driven writers community created by Kristina Horner. Get a prompt, write about it, then vlog about your experience using this tag.
  • #NaNoWrimo / #CampNaNoWriMo – writers attempting to write a novel in a month. Take on the challenge and it gives lots of content to vlog on. Some writer vlog every day of NaNoWriMo talking about issues and progress, while others talk about their prep work for it, and what they learned during their NaNoWriMo experience (a wrap up video). If you do these, be sure to remember the tags!
  • #WriteTube / #WriterTube – another community of writers

Other tags:

howto, write, writing, writer, author, amwriting, amediting, editing,, book, novel, story, novelist, story writer, writers of youtube, authors of youtube , youtube author, writer vlogger, author vlogger,


Have more tags I should know? Please let me know!

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Best YouTube Channels for High-Fantasy Writers

 1. ScholaGladatoria

Weapons talk, history lessons, HEMA videos.


2. Lindybeige 

History lessons, weapon talk, and points about what Hollywood often gets wrong in terms of medieval-setting movies.


3. Scalgram 

Does sword reviews, weapon testing, and also talks about history.


4. World Joust Tournaments


5. Victoria Lune

Fairy and other mythological creatures.


6. Science Friction

Gives the theoretical scientific possibilities to superpowers.


7. Medieval Combat T.V.

Well done battle reenactments.


8. English Heritage

History videos.

My Favorite Writing Resources List


So with NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month) on the way, I thought I would share with everyone some of my favorite free writing resources out there available just in case they might help any fellow writers out there.

  • Writers Knowledge Base. A search engine for writers.
  • Odyssey Podcasts. A collection of podcasts which are recordings of lectures of writing.
  • Descriptive Thesaurus. A thesaurus on how to describe everything from settings, to colors, to people.
  • Ambient Mixer. This one was given to me by R.M.Walsh. It is a sound mixer where you can turn on or off the certain sound effects you need.
  • Fantasy Map Generator. Another one given by R.M.Walsh. This literally creates a large size map.
  • Medieval Demographic Generator. From the same site as above, but this one gives you stats on your locations. It will even generate how many bakers are in your city.
  • Springhole.net a collection of helpful generators; such as a coin description generator, Magic secrets, character motivation, and more.
  • Ywriter5. My favorite (free) writing software. It separates your novel into scenes and chapters, and let’s you have notes and character info in the software.
  • SFWA World Building Questions. My favorite questions for world building.
  • Fantasy Map Generator. This one was created by someone participating in NaNoGeMo. It even comes up with great sounding names.
  • Azgaar’s Fantasy Map Generator – Given by R.M.Walsh