On Monday, Christi opened up the discussion about Twitter. I was actually going to blog about something else until yesterday.
Yesterday, I placed first in Auntie B's Blog Contest held by Brenda Drake and her girl's book club. As much of a thrill as it was to win--as this was a contest that was judged by my market audience--I want to tell you how I found Brenda Drake.
Okay, I'm not sure how I found it her, but it began with Twitter. Twitter for writers is like that old--and this is so going to date me--hair commercial. "If you tell two friends, and they tell two friends, and they tell two friends." And the friends pile up in boxes like an explosion of the Brady Bunch.
So, someone started following me who followed Brenda, so I started following Brenda because that's what you do on Twitter. Actually, I think I checked out her profile, her webpage, and then thought, "Yeah, I like her. I like her posts, I like her attitude." And now that I've won a contest on her website, I love her.
Twitter for writers is a great networking tool. I discovered the women at Adventures in Children's Publishing and participated in their First Five Pages workshop during April which not only whipped my first five pages into pristine shape but also brought me two new beta readers.
Honestly, you can't buy this kind of networking. Oh, and you can follow me @wishwryter
But first, tell me about your twitter networking stories.