Yes, I realize this isn’t twitter. I used the hash tag so I could help others while I pat myself on the back.
Some people don’t understand all the many uses of twitter (I am one of them). One of the things I have picked up on is hashtags. They are a great way to get involved in conversations that effect you. There are a slew of them. I’m sure you’ve seen them. #ameding #amwriting #wordmongering and #FF .
This are all useful conversations for a writer and I like I said before I am sure there are others.
#amediting when tweeting – use this if you are working on an editing project. After you post it, it will glow the same as a link. Click it. You can see others who are #amediting too. The conversation is relevant to what you are doing. Get involved. Make new friends. You may even learn a few tricks.
#amwriting when tweeting – use this when you are writing. Let others know your struggles and successes. Any one following the #amwriting thread is there to support you.
#wordmongering when tweeting – this starts every hour on the hour. Writers from around the world will use #wordmongering to get together and plow through some word count. It goes for a half hour. At the end of the half hour you post an update saying how much word count you got through.
#FF when tweeting – when you see this, it means Follow Friday. I believe everyone uses it a little differently but the gist is always the same. they will us #ff followed by a list of names… @one of their followers @another @soonandsoforth . If you are looking to follow others with similar interests, check out their #FF.
Hopefully that gives you some insight on hash tags. If you use a hashtag that every writer should know about. Please leave it in comments.
Now you were warned that I was going to do some back patting… well here goes. I have struggled with editing Eternity, every step of the way. The begging of the book had so many rewrites and adjustments that I would no longer recognize the original. It has been like pulling teeth, but I truly love the way it is turning out.
I just finished Chapter 11 which is where the major transition in comes in! It doesn’t mean the editing from here on out will be easy but it does mean I am supremely extremely excited to go an play with those areas.
Your muse is just as important to editing as it is to writing. Stay tuned for a post about that (better yet… sign up for updates. There is always exciting things happening around here)
May your hashtags be productive!