The 15 Best Twitter Lists for Writers

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Twitter is an awesome tool for sharing and promoting your work as well as connecting with your community of readers. However, it’s equally important to meet others in your industry and build a resource of contacts for support and encouragement.

Thanks to the ease of using Twitter and the instant accessibility of its users, it’s one of the best places to turn to in order to accomplish this level of connection. But with up to 60,000 tweets shared everyday, it can be hard to cut through the chatter and find what you need. This is where Twitter lists come in.

What’s a Twitter List?

In case you don’t already know, a Twitter list is a great feature that allows you to group together certain types of people, authors or businesses you want to connect with. You can also subscribe to other people’s Twitter lists if you don’t want to create your own.

Below are the best Twitter lists for writers looking to hone their craft, expand their knowledge of self-publishing or generally connect with like-minded creatives.

1. Jane Friedman’s Best Tweets for Writers

A focused list of people who tweet articles and information helpful to writers.

2. John Kremer’s People Worth Following

A Twitter list that not only includes influential people, but also authors and writers connected to the book world.

3. Joel Friedlander’s Self-Publishing List

A great list of self-publishing resources, tips and tricks from other self-published authors.

4. Galley Cat’s Best Book Reviews

Get access to book reviews by readers and authors from one of the best book review sites around.

5. Gail Baugniet’s Bloggers of Book Topics

A complete list of writers, bloggers and authors who share links to books they’ve read, written or published.

6. Julie Isaac’s Writing Faves

Find everything from writing inspiration, to the latest news and happenings in the writing world.

7. Rachel Jameson’s Writing Tips

Follow some of the best writers in the industry as they tweet their best tips and tricks on topics like self-publishing, fictional novels and more.

8. Melissa Foster’s Book Promos List

As author of multiple books, Melissa knows a thing or two about promoting a new book, as does everyone on this list.

9. Mike Stelzner’s Copywriting Gurus

An exclusive list of well-known freelance writers and business copywriters who’ve built successful businesses.

10. Srinivas Rao’s Book of Publishers

If you want to connect with a publisher, here’s a list of some of the best ones in the industry.

11. Courtenay Bird’s Digital and Social Media List

If you’re looking for ideas or inspiration, this list includes some fantastic content and opinions from Twitter influencers.

12. Joanna Penn’s UK Bloggers and Writers

Use this list to connect with editors, authors and publishers from all over the world.

13. The Write Life’s Writing Associations

If you’re looking for a writing association to connect with, check out our very own list of influential organizations.

14. Kathryn Vercillo’s Writing, Writers List

Reach some of the best writers, authors and bloggers in the online writing world.

15. Nick Thacker’s Writers List

A complete list of resources for self-publishing, marketing and building your writing platform.

What are some of your favorite Twitter lists for writers? Share them with us in the comments!

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Carrie Smith is a writer, artist and ex-accountant who helps creative freelancers tackle financial mountains. When you subscribe to her email list you'll get the free Tax Toolkit: A Checklist for Self-Employed Biz Owners.... .

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  1. Great post Carrie!

    Thanks a lot for the list of Lists 🙂

  2. Thanks, I’ve been looking for a resource like this.

  3. Great resource. I FB’d and pinned it.

  4. Just shared your post on my facebook wall. Great, good point to start to make some fresh connections. Thank you! Ava

  5. I’m so grateful to see this post about writers on Twitter. Once I came upon a group of writers who were simply writing something about their writing or “I’m writing…” I thought it would be a great accountability Twitter to follow, but I haven’t been able to find this group. It’s encouraging to write when you know others are writing as well.

  6. Hi!
    You might want to check out Angela Ackerman ‏@AngelaAckerman
    – she has great info’ in her tweets – and retweets

    Also has a great book for writers.

  7. p.s. forgot to say @AngelaAckerman tweet / retweet of this site is how I found you!

    • Thanks, Shawna! We do follow Angela and enjoy the resources she shares (we also included her site Writers Helping Writers on our 100 Best Websites for Writers). In this post, Carrie focuses on Twitter Lists in particular, as opposed to individual posters.


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