Must-know Twitter hashtags for writers.

I know many of you balk at the idea of Twitter. Or you signed up but felt like a wallflower so didn’t click on it much. Or you just plain old didn’t get it and didn’t appreciate all the authors that tweeted over and over again about their books without contributing much else.

Or it could be that the well-known hashtags could never quite capture what you were feeling or the exact stage you were at in the writing or revision process.

Well, no more.

You can slide into Twitter with these new and improved hashtags that are sure to go viral.





Okay, you get the point. So now you have absolutely no excuses. Just use some of these hashtags and you will have hordes of followers within days.

What hashtags did I miss that should be on this must know list?


39 Responses to Must-know Twitter hashtags for writers.

  1. Heather Kelly March 30, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Oh, my!!! #Lauracracksmeup
    I’ll come back more when my funny kicks in. #amwritingbeforecoffee

  2. Kris March 30, 2011 at 10:55 am #


    Seriously, you’re the best. This should totally go viral.

    • Laura March 30, 2011 at 11:07 am #

      Heather – What are you talking about? This is totally serious. 😉

      Kris – Sometimes I have a hard time taking things seriously. That’s not always good.

  3. Beth Kemp March 30, 2011 at 11:11 am #

    These are great! My personal time-suck is:


  4. Jessica R. Patch March 30, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    #nearlypeedmypants laughing! This is just what I needed to wake my kids up at 6 am–cackling!

  5. Kris March 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    Nope, Laura, it’s ALWAYS good. You totally have to have a sense of humor through all this. Or at least friends who can make you laugh. 🙂

    • Laura March 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm #

      Kris – Thanks. I really have to bite my tongue in Sunday School class though.

      Jessica – #thanksalotgladtomakeyoulaugh

      Beth – I love the first one! Been there.

  6. Girl Friday March 30, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Laughing VERY HARD, thank you these are brilliant, especially liked #amrevisinganddonaldmaasstipskeepoverwhelmingme 😀

    I think there need to be a bunch of #amnotwriting ones though…


    Heh, sorry for hijack 🙂

  7. anne gallagher March 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    I really should learn how to tweet. Just so I can really get the funny in these.

  8. Donna Weaver March 30, 2011 at 12:39 pm #



    Thanks, Laura! =D

  9. Creepy Query Girl March 30, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    LOL, I love these hashtags! I definitely need a twitter pick me up. I never have time to fully invest in twitterfun.

  10. Jill Kemerer March 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    Thank you SO much for the laugh this morning!! Ha!


    Have a great day!

  11. Susan Kaye Quinn March 30, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    LOL #hashtagLOVE

    Fun hash tags are about 50% of the value of Twitter to me, personally. 🙂 #usetheminRL #ifIcould

    • Laura March 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm #


  12. shelley March 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    I still don’t twitter, but these cracked me up!

    Especially the words,t he brain and the spoon one!


  13. Christy Evers March 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    This is so awesome! Just yesterday I was wanting to tweet a link to my blog and wondered what hash tags I could use. This is perfect. Were you reading my mind? :0)

  14. Laura Josephsen March 30, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    LOL!!! #thesearebrilliant.

    I particularly love:




    I think I may put that first one to good use before too long. 😉

    Thanks for the laugh! 😀

  15. Melissa March 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    LOL, I love these! I need to use #amrevisingwhileconsumingtoomuchchololate or #amrevisingbutishouldbesleepingbecauseineedmorethanfivehourssleep 🙂

  16. MG Higgins March 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    Ha! These are great. Still don’t know if I’m inspired enough to do Twitter. I’ll get there eventually. Keep posting about it and you’ll wear me down.

  17. Karen Strong March 30, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

    Shouldn’t have been sipping my tea on some of these. Ha.

    I agree with Heather: #Lauracracksmeup

    These hashtags are my life right now:


    • Laura March 30, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

      Thanks everyone! A dash of humor makes every day better. you guy are cracking me up too!

  18. Lisa Green March 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    ACK! Just when I expect something serious, you make me giggle. 😛 Thanks!!! I love these. I might only use these from now on. He he he. I LOVE Twitter. Can you tell?

  19. Margo March 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I’m really loving Twitter these days! I’m so glad I braved the waters. So I really like the #amrevising Donald Maas overwhelming one! 🙂 and the #yatitfortat. And by the way, I’ve never asked an agent a twitter question yet – do they actually answer sometimes?

  20. Jenny Lundquist March 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    So funny! I can’t bring myself to start Twittering yet, but if I did my favorites would be:




    Thanks for making me smile!

  21. Laura Marcella March 30, 2011 at 4:14 pm #


    Happy Wednesday, Laura!

  22. Meredith March 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    Oh my gosh. This made my freaking day. HILARIOUS!

    #amrevisingandamdoubtingmyentirepurposeinlife. Totally.

  23. Alex J Cavanaugh March 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Those are great!

  24. Sherrie Petersen March 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm #


  25. Susan Sipal March 30, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Can I chime in on the chorus of love these! Too funny!

    I especially like:

    But that was for my younger days. Now that my kids are older, it should read:

    And this one:

    now would say:

    And on that sunny note…

  26. Tana Adams March 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    #lietomeandtellmeIdon’tlookfat is my favorite hashtag. Good work my friend. As soon as I ditch this flu bug I’m sending you my page.

  27. Cruella Collett March 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Tee hee – these are hilarious! I think I may have to pick up a few of these since I seem to fall into all of the categories mentioned in paragraph #1…

  28. vickilikesfrogs March 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    Oh, these are hysterical! #laughingsohardigotacrampandpeedmypantsalittle!

  29. Tracey Neithercott March 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    #Iloveyou #noreallyIdo

    These were so funny–and perfect. Right now my hashtag should be:


  30. Beth Carter March 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm #

    OMG. How funny. I LOVE these. Please, please, please, may I repeat them on my blog? I’ll give you credit and come up with some of my own!

    Thanks for the laugh. And you can follow me on Twitter at bethsbanter. (No, it doesn’t let me add an apostrophe which really bugs me as a writer.)

    My blog:

    Come visit!

  31. Carolina Valdez Miller March 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Ha! You crack me up. For the moment, I’m not doing much tweeting except to respond to @ replies, but I’ll have to keep these in mind 😉

  32. Lydia K March 31, 2011 at 1:19 am #

    OMG, could you be any funnier? I don’t tweet, but if I did, I’d use these!

  33. Amie Kaufman March 31, 2011 at 3:12 am #

    Man, I need me some #amwritingeventhoughineedtofoldlaundry. Right now, it’s more like #amfoldinglaundrythoughishouldbewriting. Procrastination wins!

    Thanks for the laugh, love it!

  34. Jennifer Hoffine March 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    God, I LOVE the prying words out of brain with spoon one…that one alone is worth braving twitter to use…okay, just kidding, still not ready for Twitter:)

  35. Karen Lange March 31, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Ah, so that’s what I was missing. Will note this and when I hop back in, will heed your advice! Thanks! 🙂

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