Dare to Play With Twitter: The Dirty Little Secret

Welcome to Twitter Tuesdays where I feature tips on how to use Twitter for authors by authors, like the tips that will be in my upcoming book, The Writer’s Guide To Twitter for Fiction Authors. This week I dare you and share the dirty little secret of using Twitter for authors.


What’s up, writers? Are you scared to jump into Twitter for fear of doing it wrong? Here’s the Dirty Little Secret. We’re all inventing how to use Twitter as we use it.

That’s right… We’re playing. We’re seeing what works. I know my tweets work when I receive a response from the people I’m looking to reach: my followers! And when people retweet my posts. And when people click on my links.

Question: How do you know what works for you on Twitter?

Yes, you get to define what is success for you in this realm, and in every realm of your book marketing strategy.

Another dirty little secret: We learn by copying our peers. Okay, at least I do.

I copy what I like and disregard the rest, after trying things out for myself!

Some of the people I’ve learned from, and continue to learn from:

What are your thoughts on playing with Twitter as an author? Who have you learned from?

I love hearing from you! We love hearing from you! And to prove it and show my love and adoration, for the month of September, everyone who leaves a comment to this post and any post on the Writer’s Fun Zone I will enter your name in our giveaway.

If you comment and link back to my blog on your blog, you’ll get your name in the giveaway twice.

If you leave a comment and link back to my blog, and mention my books Overcome Writer’s Block: 10 Sparks to Ignite Your Creativity or The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book in your blog, you get your name entered three times.

What do you win? Book mentoring support from the newest member of our team, Book Mentor, Ezra Barany.

We will pick a winner every week on Sundays for 30-minute complimentary consultation about your novel with Ezra. At the end of September we will pick a winner for the grand prize: A 60-minute complimentary consultation about your novel with Ezra. Good luck!

Note: We’re keeping all the names for a final GRAND, GRAND PRIZE of a complimentary ticket in Ezra’s year-long program Finish Your Page-Turning Novel launching January 2012. ($2,000 value) For now, we will draw weekly for 30-minute consult and monthly for a 60-minute consult.

Be sure to leave your email in the email field so we can contact you if you win.

In the meantime, we invite you to pick up copies of Beth Barany’s best-selling books Overcome Writer’s Block: 10 Sparks to Ignite Your Creativity or The Writer’s Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book. Both books are like having a book coach at your side. Experienced and novice writers have said that these books have saved them time and avoided heartache, as well as helped them get their books done. And that what it’s all about!


More Twitter Tips for Authors next Tuesday, and more to come in my forthcoming ebook, The Writer’s Guide to Twitter for Fiction Authors.


PS. Oh, yeah, you can follow me, Beth Barany on Twitter, too!

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  • Alica says:

    I like twitter, my social network and more importantly online friendships have grown quickly on Twitter.

  • Beth Barany says:

    Thanks Alica! The online friendships we’ve made are important and so precious.

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