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Twitter for Writers: The Author's Guide to Tweeting Success

(Writer's Craft #8)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Use Twitter to improve your writing, network with other authors, meet fans, build a platform, gain exposure, find reviewers and sell books.

Rayne Hall has one of the best platforms any writer has on Twitter – with over 50,000 genuine, engaged followers who enjoy her tweets and buy her books. Here she shares practical advice, fun ideas, step-by-step strategies for success –
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Kindle Edition, 240 pages
Published June 6th 2014 by Rayne Hall
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Mary Adams Just gave the book 5 stars. I thought I was pretty good with Twitter, but the book helped me hone my strategy in so many ways.

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Theresa Alan
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This guidebook is a quick read with good tips for those of us who don’t spend a lot of time on Twitter. It’s a little out of date because it was 140 characters when she wrote this. But she makes good points such as: Don’t follow people back if you have nothing in common with them. That’s common sense, but I’ve been automatically following people back without really looking at what they stand for.

She can get repetitive, but I think she does that because she anticipates people bouncing around,
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Dee Arr
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With the glut of instructional books available to readers (and the lack of meaningful content many of them contain), “Twitter for Writers” is a rare find. If there is anything even mildly wrong with this book, I can’t find it…except, perhaps, the title. More on that below.

Author Rayne Hall (widely know for her Writer’s Craft series) presents a book that can be embraced by new as well as experienced Twitterites. The book is well-ordered, with topics ordered into separate chapters. Each chapter
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Cynthia Hamilton
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Being new to Twitter, I found this book to be hugely informative. It confirmed that my instincts about who to follow and how to engage were sound, it opened my eyes to a lot of what I hadn't yet put together. The author has a wealth of experience not only as a writer, but as one who has become hugely successful at gaining engaged followers who have become fans and readers. She goes to great lengths to demystify the experience while giving the reader access to all her hard-won knowledge. This is ...more
James
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
I’ve had this review to write for about a year. That says more about me than it does about the book. But I’ve genuinely wanted to review it all that time and now at last have done so. That says more about the book than it does about me.

Rayne Hall is a professional working writer, mostly of fantasy, horror, historical fiction and non-fiction, with a loyal fan base and an awesome cat called Sulu. I’m not a big reader of the genres that she writes in so her guidebooks on writing, and Twitter in
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Kellyn Roth
May 15, 2019 marked it as did-not-finish
Not recently updated, so it's super outdated. but I did read about half, and it had some good tips.
Carol March
Jul 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a helpful book! Rayne Hall's guide to Twitter for Writers is full of practical, targeted information and advice for writers from the newest newbie to those who use it regularly. I learned something new in the first chapter thanks to all the linked resources she provides.

I love that the material is tailored to the needs of the busy writer and that Rayne includes her own experiences (good and bad!) so I can learn from her mistakes. She advises against using automated retweeting services,
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Noel Coughlan
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This book must have written for me because it chimes so much with my experience on Twitter. The writer, Rayne Hall, has about sixty thousand followers on Twitter. Really, to sum up her message in two words-be authentic. She describes the techniques that work best for her on Twitter, the pitfalls to avoid, and the mistakes she has made. She has tried out a lot of strategies/applications, which will save you a lot of bother and frustration if you listen to her. Her focus is on gaining real ...more
Jennifer Gilmour
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this Writers craft book. As I have been a Twitter user for some time I am glad to say I knew some of it. The book gave me creative ideas to move forward with my Twitter account and how to engage with readers and those in a similar sector. Thankfully I did know most of what Rayne’s points in regards to what not to do on Twitter and how to talk to your readers.
This book would help someone who over promotes their work to gain a presence and understand why promoting all the time
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Iola
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Most of the writers I know (and most of the people I know) are Facebook users, as am I. We are members of various writing and editing groups, and we use the messaging function a lot. It's also a way of keeping up with far-lung friends and family. However, I do have a Twitter account (and a healthy and growing number of followers). Most of what I know has been learned through trial and error, and I wasn't even sure if I was doing the right things.

Twitter for Writers starts at the very beginning,
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Mike Billington
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I write letters with a fountain pen.
I don't own a cellphone.
I treat my laptop like a glorified typewriter. I know how to send and reply to emails but, honestly, most of the applications on my computer are a complete mystery to me.
My friends think I'm living a 19th-Century life and I'm inclined to agree with them.
That said, as an Indie author of mystery novels it's long been apparent to me that I need to figure out how to use social media to engage potential readers. At the suggestion of some
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Debbie Christiana
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You've written and published a book - a lot of hard work and a huge accomplishment. Then you discover marketing your book to your target reader audience is even harder. Especially for authors of my generation, who didn't grow up and have social media at their fingertips since their teen years.

No worries, Rayne Hall has written a clear and concise book about Twitter explaining how writers can use it to the fullest potential. I found Twitter to be intimidating at first. I got better and more
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Rosie Amber
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Twitter: Love it? Hate it? Don't know how to get the best from it? I thought I was doing ok until I opened this treasure trove of a book. It doesn't matter if you are completely clueless or an advanced user, there is something for all authors in the book.

Rayne discusses your Twitter platform and talks about increasing your followers by engaging with them and attracting them with your content. She tells you how to make those brilliant images that some people tweet and how to let others to
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Georgia Rose
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent book for all Twitter users, new as well as the more established. It covers the basic functions as well as the more advanced strategies. Written from experience and trial and error Rayne Hall is also happy enough to divulge the errors she has made along the way which is encouraging for newbies who are concerned that making one error will mess up their account forever. There are things in the book; some of the advanced things I will never use such as Twitter parties I just don ...more
D. Rutherford
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No Nonsense Guide

This book is easier to understand and follow than the typical book for dummies. There is no fluff and puff, just straight forward what to do, how to do it, and why. The book actually covers a broader range of topics than I expected and with clarity and purpose. Thanks Rayne for sharing these insights.
Chris Marchant
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Have read through this at least twice and refer to it often.

Extremely helpful, especially as I had no idea about twitter when I started, and still consider myself a twitter novice.

A fantastic book, highly recommended.
Sue Coletta
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent reference guide for authors using Twitter.
Daniel
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: self-help, 2017
Twitter for Writers is the first book which I have read from author Rayne Hall's collection of Writer's Craft books. This book is meant as a guide to the world of twitter as best suits aspiring and professional authors. I like this book for many reasons and would recommend this title to any writer wanting to get the most out of Twitter.

Hall starts the book with the basics of twitter. How to get started and who to follow are just some of the tricks beginners can tweak before diving into the more
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Melissa
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: k
Twitters for Writers is a very informative book. Part of Ms. Hall's Writer Craft series, this one focus's on using twitter as a platform for beginning authors to gain followers, fans and eventually sell their books.

She used a concise style with wit and information. she is not afraid of laughing at her own past mistakes as she learned the best way to create a viable account. She walks you thorough the many pitfalls beginner writers can fall into, giving sound advice and simple strategies to
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Christopher
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help
Rayne Hall does a nice job of presenting the ins and out of Twitter. Even though this book was published in 2014 and is ancient by Twitter and social media standards, I found a lot of valuable information to enhance my Twitter experience as well as manage my account.

The formatting of the book was off a bit. The table of contents chapter page numbers did not correspond with the actual page numbers. I felt that some of the book was used to promote Hall's other books a little too much. But these
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Cliff Yates
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bravo Rayne Hall, this is the first book that I found as a must-have guide to Twitter for authors. I was just a few pages into this book when I started using the knowledge and strategies. Instantly I saw a dramatic increase in my Twitter followers. Just learning how to respond and interact with readers and authors helped. If your an author who wants to improve your reach to not only readers but also fellow authors, bet this book.
Nick Crutchley
Nov 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author
No magic bullet here. I personally find social media tedious, but Rayne Hall definitely demystifies and guides the reader - especially newbies. I feel independent authors may well get something from reading it if they actually like tweeting with people. Otherwise, stay away from social sharing if you have problems understanding human beings, or just human beings who happily interact through social media all day.
Talal
Mar 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Great, except for missing pages on Kindle Fire

I'd have given it five stars, except for this technical problem. The book is quite thoughtful. I learned a lot, particularly about how to cultivate a USEFUL following.
Kay Oliver
Aug 25, 2019 rated it liked it
A Decent Guide

I found most of this book to be for beginners. A short portion at the end was more to my speed. I did gain some helpful tips and a good laugh. This guide is well-written and easy to understand.
Deedra Mosley
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great ideas!

Has an easy to follow explanation of what you should and shouldn't do on Twitter. Great tips for growth. I plan to try her approach and see if it helps me grow my following.
Beth
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: writing
Would definitely be good if you don't know anything at all about Twitter. I've had a Twitter account for many years and have never really been sure what to do with it. This book wasn't much help in that regard, but it did help me know what NOT to do if I ever do figure it out.
Peter Flom
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a useful guide for writers who want to use Twitter to help their writing and help sell their writing. My full review is here: http://peterfsblogs.blogspot.com/2018...
Zita
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
This was really helpful, and got me on Twitter! Although it was written a few years ago, the advice is still relevant today.
Roberta Glacken
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading this, I realized that I had made many mistakes. Now I am on the right course thanks to Rayne Hall.
Gwyn Haller
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to read this again. Really useful tips and information to benefit from.
M.M.
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book has changed my confused and skeptical relationship with twitter to an enjoyable and productive one in a few hours.

36 short chapters take you through creating your account to more advanced topics like lists, managing your account, apps, multiple accounts, and staying safe. Within each of these chapters, Hall gives information for beginners, a 'what not to do' section, advanced strategies, and a section on mistakes she's made and how you can learn from them. If you're a beginner, you
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Rayne Hall writes fantasy and horror fiction, some of it quirky, most of it dark. She is the author of over sixty books in different genres and under different pen names, published by twelve publishers in six countries, translated into several languages. Her short stories have been published in magazines, e-zines and anthologies.

After living in Germany, China, Mongolia and Nepal, she has settled
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