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Saturday, January 28 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Using Twitter to Build your Author Brand

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This seminar will cover how to use Twitter as a writer. It will be geared towards both the novice and experienced Twitter user – experienced Tweeps (Twitter users) can mentally tune out for the first few minutes while I explain what Twitter is and how to set up an account.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is Twitter and why writers should use it
  • Getting started – creating an account, setting up your profile, writing your bio, etc.
  • How to start connecting with people – who to follow, what to tweet, etc.
  • Twitter content – what to tweet, what not to tweet, how often, ratio of links to original content to retweets, etc.
  • Hashtags – what they are, how they work
    • Important hashtags for writers - #amwriting, #amreading, #book, etc.
    • Other Twitter jargon to know: “Tweeps,” “handle,” “unfollow,” “DM,” etc.
    • How to utilize the unique features of Twitter – conversations, how to participate in live Twitter chats, how to use Twitter lists, retweeting versus quoted retweets, etc.
    • Twitter etiquette – how to recognize bots and spammers, DMs versus @ tweets, how to handle trolls, the double-edged sword of auto follow-backs, scheduling versus all live tweeting, pros and cons of push tweets from Facebook or Instagram, etc.

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Grace Robinson

Lover of stories - real and imaginary. Lover of words in any language. Lover of travel and the music of the world. Born and raised in Virginia, studied English and creative writing at Hollins University. Currently living in Virginia with a cat and a lot of books. |   | Grace works as a content writer and social media manager for a social media/digital marketing company. She is also a freelance writer, freelance social media coach, and... Read More →

Saturday January 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am

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