I’m still not 100% comfortable with Twitter, but there’s no doubt that it is a wonderful way of connecting with others in the writing world – or whatever field you’re interested in. Some people are absolutely expert at it, and an enterprising group of Irish writers has set up a regular tweetchat (ooh, get me, flinging around the lingo!), where anyone with an interest in writing can, well, chat at a specific time on a set topic. I believe it’s monthly, but don’t quote me on that as I’ve only recently stumbled across it.
They use the hashtag #writerswise, and the next tweetchat is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, 18th May at 8pm BST. The topic under discussion will be Roads to Publishing with guest host Alana Kirk, who recently published her debut memoir Daughter Mother Me and therefore speaks from personal experience. It will probably have a strong Irish bent, but much of the advice will have universal relevance for anyone joining in from further afield. The organisers make it clear that all are welcome, regardless of experience or location.
There’s also a Facebook page with more details.
I’ll either be in the thick of it, or (more likely) lurking quietly and forgetting to use the hashtag if I do comment. Because that’s how I roll. Pop along, do.