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The Power of Twitter Communities

The internet is a great place. I mean, you can find just about anything there. ANYTHING. Social media is part of that vast land of epic things. Now, I have went on a plenty a rant about social media and the evils of it (despite being one of those original college kids with a Facebook account 10 years ago). There are some unhealthy side effects to being able to witness the sheer brilliance of everyone's "unfiltered" lives. However, social media can be one of the most powerful and rewarding tools out there for writers and editors alike.


On any given day, you can find thousands of "Twitter Communities." These are organically grown groups of people with common interests. They're lumped together by the hashtag and have their own social rules and norms that just "happen."


If you're a writer or editor and you are new to Twitter, I highly suggest you follow #WritingCommunity. This extensive network of writer/editor enthusiasts includes published authors, people diligently working on their WIP (Work in Progress), people in various stages of querying and more. Every day is something new...be it a #MotivationMonday or a #1LineWeds. (One line Weds are when you share one like from your WIP. Any line. It is quite humorous).


You'll find calls for funny GIFS, contests, predictive text story prompts, random questions, #FollowFriday (when you can promote other users or gain a mass following yourself) and more. And if writing/editing isn't your thing...you can find professional wrestling communities, social media communities, tree planting communities...you name it.


Twitter is a pretty great platform that holds a lot of fun, interesting and intelligent information on it. Check it out and join the conversation.


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