It’s easy to discredit Twitter at first glance. I know I did. But screenwriters have actually gotten representation and sold their scripts thanks to their use of Twitter. I’ve gotten the opportunity to do a few guests posts thanks to my Twitter and this blog, and it’s a great place to connect with the writing community.
Here’s five tips to make the most of your tweeting!
- Learn the rules of Twitter etiquette. (Or Twitiquette, as I like to call it.) As writers, we’re expected to be good at coining witticisms about our lives in 140 characters or less. In a sense, Twitter is a way for us to hone our word spinning craft. It’s a space for us to tell jokes (I spilled coffee on my screenplay. Guess it’s Java Script now) or interacting with others or even shamelessly promoting your own blog (12 Invaluable Screenwriting Resources on the Web). What you SHOULDN’T do on Twitter: insult others, rehash how delicious your breakfast is, complain about traffic, your kids, your life, your job. Some of the most intelligent people I know tarnish their image by writing inane things like: “My boyfriend is the bestest lol!!” Can you say, “unfollow button lol!!” Hollywood is a small town. Watch what you post. Especially if you’re putting down somebody’s movie/script/short film. [Read more…]