Useful hashtags for writers (part 3) – Manuscript

To read part 2, click here.

For today’s part of the series the hashtags will focus on your work in progress.

Tags for your work in progress

Your followers want to see your process, they want to be there for your ups and downs. They want to know what you are up to.

#writing #amwriting #amwritingfiction #writerswrite #writewritewrite

#themestated #midpoint #startingpoint #act1 #act2 #act3 #act4 #storybeats #ending #theend #exposition #incitingincident #climax #pointofnoreturn #plottwist #catalyst #debate #falsedefeat #falsevictory #allislost #finale

#editing #amediting #selfediting

#plotting #pantser #research #researching #snowflakemethod #stc #savethecat #theheroesjourney #bookendmethod

#writersblock #writersproblems #creativeblock #perfectionistblock #impostersyndrome #selfdoubt #innercritique #scenetrouble

#charactergoals #loveinterest #antagonist #mc #maincharacter #characterarc #characterdevelopment #likeablecharacters

#betareaders #arc #advancedreadercopy #critiquepartner

#amquerying #querying #novelpitching #synopsiswriting

#workinprogress #writingproject #writingtime #writinganovel #writingabook #manuscript

#wordcount #wordgoals #writergoals

Tags for sharing your writing

#excerpt #storysnippet #storysnippets #teaser #blurb #pitch #novelexcerpt

Also, check out #storysnippetssaturday where each week @jjotisauthor @bridieblake @amandalyncreek @rynthewriter and @sondaewrites host a weekly prompt to encourage everyone to share a snippet from their work in progress.

Writing by genre

When publishing you have to pin point your novel to a specific genre so bookshops know where to put it on the shelf but when you are tagging you can put every genre that applies to your novel.

Think about your target audience too – what age is the intended audience. Think about the length of your story too. Think about the setting and time period.

In that regard, this list is endless but here are a few examples get to get you started.

#novelist

#urbanfantasyauthorcommunity

#fiction #nonfiction #genrefiction #biography #memoir #novel #novella #shortstory #anthology #flashfiction #series #spinoff #prequel #sequel #saga

#ya #yafiction #newadult #childrensfiction #adultfiction #middlegrade

#romance #romancefiction #yaromance #romcom #paranormalromance #historicalromance #erotica #contemporaryromance #slowburn #swoonworthy #lgbt #secondchances

#fantasy #contemporaryfantasy #urbanfantasy #highfantasy #yafantasy #mythandmagic #magicalrealism #darkfantasy #mythology #fairytaleretelling #superheroes #vampirestory #werewolfstory #mermaidstory #magic #sciencefiction #modernfantasy #urbanfantasy #fables #fairytales #swordandsorcery

#action #adventure #spyfiction #espionage #girlswithguns #militaryfiction #warstory

#dystopianfiction #utopianfiction #spaceopera #steampunk #historialfiction #futuristicfiction #western #wildwildwest

#zombiestory #postapocolyptic #postapocolypticworld #alieninvasion #ai #robots

#horror #ghoststory #slasher

#comedy #darkcomedy #romanticcomedy #talltale #parody #blackcomedy #satire

#crime #drama #thriller #suspense #courtroomdrama #mystery #detectivestory #whodunnit #gangster #juvenille #murdermystery #cosymystery #psychologicalthriller #crimethriller

#drama #comedydrama #horrordrama #medicaldrama #historicalperioddrama #crimedrama #romanticdrama #teendrama

#picturebooks #pb #boardbooks #graphicnovel #comic

#childrensfiction #kidslit #earlyreader #chapterbook #firstchapterbook

#bookofpoetry #instapoetry #poetryisnotdead #poetrybook #poetry #instagrampoetry #poemsofinstagram

#selfhelp #resourcebook #reciepebook #helpbook #textbook

Personal Writers/Authors Hashtags

#writerslife #writerslifeforme #authorslife #redheadwriter #womenwritingfiction #aspiringwriter #aspiringauthor

#writingspace #writingden #writersdesk #writingoutside #writingoutandabout #writersretreat #writersworld

If you are posting a picture of yourself then use: #me #selfie

Tags for writers tools

#music #playlist #booksoundtrack #storysoundtrack #youtube

#Stationery #pen #pencil #highlighter #handwriting #handwritten

#planner #notebooks #stationery #bulletjournal #bookmaking #stationeryaddict #stationeryaddicts #stationeryaddict

#Notebook #notebookaddict #pentopaper #bulletjournal #bujo #discbound

#computer #pc #laptop #tablet #keyboardwarrior

There are more hashtags to come so make sure you are following this series.

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The Story Snippets Challenge

I love the photo prompt challenges on Instagram, especially those that inspire and encourage me to share my writing.

The #StorySnippetsChallenge was hosted by the following authors on Instagram: @amandalyncreek , @bridieblake , @jjotisauthor , @sireyourstory and @son_dae_writes .

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Tomorrow is the start of #StrorySnippetChallenge. I'm going to join in. To find details of the writers hosting the event and how to take part, see below: Repost from @amandalyncreek using @RepostRegramApp – So excited to co-host the #storysnippetschallenge with @bridieblake, @jjotisauthor, @sireyourstory, and @son_dae_writes! ⁣⠀And a big thanks to @authorbrittanywang for bringing us together in her Patreon group. ⁣⠀ The challenge will happen during the week of May 20th- 26th if you want to join us. This will also be the first time I reveal anything about my work in progress. I'm what I like to call nervcited to share, although I've received good feedback so far from my teacher and my classmates. 😜⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Each day of the challenge has a prompt and a corresponding hashtag. Here they are:⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Day 1: #MeettheMainCharacter (tell us anything you want about your protagonist!)⁣⠀ Day 2: #TeaserTuesday (Share something that will make your audience want to read your work in progress!)⁣⠀ Day⁣ 3: #SettingSetup (Describe your world/setting to show the mood/tone of your WIP)⁣⠀ Day 4: #FirstLines (She a snippet of the beginning.)⁣⠀ Day 5: #ThemeStated (What's your overall theme in your WIP?)⁣⠀ Day 6: #ExcitingMoment (This can be your inciting incident or midpoint. No spoilers, though.)⁣⠀ Day 7: FunDialogue (Show off one of your favorite conversations in your WIP)⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ If you're an author and want to join, be sure to share this image and use the hashtag #storysnippetschallenge!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Let's do this! :)⁣⠀

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My story snippets

Here, in this blog post I am going to collate and share all my snippets in one place that I posted during Monday, 20 May 2019 to Sunday, 26 May 2019. These are snippets from a work in progress so may change by the final edited version:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Reflecting on the challenge

I really enjoyed this challenge. It made me think about different parts of my story. I’ve lost count of the number of times I have edited my manuscript but I was still checking over and fine tuning the snippets before posting.

Most of all, I love sharing my writing and this was a great opportunity to give my followers snippets and tease them into wanting to read more. I think using snippets like this would be a great way to promote a published book too as it gives people a taste of your writing and the story, like a little appetiser.

It was great fun seeing what others writers were working on too. Writing a novel can be lonely but taking part gave a sense of being part of something bigger – I was not alone in my writing journey. It gave something to connect with other writers over.

I was flattered when someone commented on how much they liked the way I presented my snippets. This was a huge compliment as I am no professional. They are all created for free in Canva. On Thursday, I created my image in Canva and then used the Video Typer app to animate my text – again this was free.

Have you ever shared snippets of your novel?

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