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Welcome to the latest installment of The Digital Writer newsletter. This week I would like to bring to your attention a few of my favorite Twitter chats.

With the pandemic having shut down most in-person events, we're all looking for ways to connect with other writers online.  One way you can do that is to participate in a Twitter chat.

A Twitter chat is a weekly or bi-weekly affair where a bunch of people use a hashtag to hold a conversation. The chats usually run about an hour, during which time everyone participating in the chat uses the hashtag and converses freely with anyone who shows up.

They can be informative and a lot of fun, but they are also hard to find. You almost have to stumble across one by accident (seriously), so I thought it would be great to point you at a few of the Twitter chats I have found.

They are mostly clustered on Wednesday night at 8pm and 9pm eastern, but I do know of a few at other times.

BTW, I would love to add more chats to my schedule, so if you know of one I missed, please reply to this email. Thanks!

#BookMarketingChat is held (every Wednesday evening at 9pm eastern) . It was created about four years ago to help writers learn how to market their books. It covers all manner of topics: social media, book marketing, book promotion, branding, publishing, and writing.  There are expert interviewed most weeks.

#WriteStuff is held every Tuesday at 9pm eastern. Topics vary, but it's mostly writers talk about writing. It's not genre specific and publishing experience isn't necessary. It gives writers a chance to commiserate with and learn from each other.

#WriteChat is held on Wednesdays at 8pm eastern. Each chat consists of three writing prompts slash questions that share a single theme.  The questions relate to your writing style, WIP, main characters, and even the writer. All writers welcome & can answer questions anytime. 

#WordMagicChat is held Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm eastern. It is less a chat than a collective writing sprint.

#IndieAuthorChat is held on Wednesdays at 3pm eastern.  It is organized by Alliance of Independent Authors, and usually consists of an expert interview, although of course everyone is invited to answer the questions based on their own experiences.

#WritersLifeChat is also held at 8pm eastern on Wednesday. I don't know much about it.

#StoryDam is held at 8pm eastern on Thrusdays. It's not clear how it is organized, but I did see the host answering questions.

#StorySocial and #PubChat are held at 9pm eastern on Wednesday. I don't know much about them.

About Me

My name is Nate Hoffelder, and I am the go-to guy for author websites because I've been where you are. In my ten years of running the blog The Digital Reader, I have developed a system for solving technical issues. I specialize in fighting with tech support so you don't have to, so let me use what I have learned to keep your website up and running.

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