5 Writers You Should Be Following on Twitter

By Daniel Ford

Do you know how hard it is to be a writer on Twitter? There’s no way we can get all of our brilliance out in 140 characters. Even Hemingway would have asked for a few more!

I’m kidding, of course, but writers do sweat over the words, images, and links they post more than anyone else on the social media network. Being witty and pithy are our bread and butter, so the limited characters is more of a worthwhile challenge rather than a bummer.

Here are five writers who make it look easy and deserve a follow from all aspiring wordsmiths. Feel free to share your own favorites in the comments section or tweet us @WritersBone.

Rebecca Cantrell (@rebeccacantrell)

See the below tweets from one of Writer’s Bone’s favorite authors. That should explain perfectly why you should be following her.

Yes, having a dog named Gus helps his cause, but Mayer would be worth a follow regards. Writers who want to write about government, the armed forces, and U.S. foreign policy (either fiction or non-fiction) need to put Mayer in their newsfeed ASAP. The former Special Ops. solider is always topical and has a firm grasp of all things having to do with the military. Mayer also shares plenty of links to pertinent posts that you may not have otherwise found.

I’m a fan of any writer who describes his memoir as “Eat, Pray, Love for depressed shut-ins.” I can’t wait to crack into Whitehead’s The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky, and Death, but until then, I’ll be satisfied reading his witty tweets. We look forward to stalking him to come on the podcast in the near future (don’t say we didn’t warn you Colson).

I like following author Steve Kozeniewski for a variety of reasons. It never fails to make me smile when I see the name Braineater Jones, he uses the word fart a lot, and he takes the time to thank reviewers and people who have interviewed him. Plus, his Twitter avatar deserves to go in the Hall of Fame.

Like we weren’t going to include our podcast partner in crime? Richardson is always funny, relevant, and informative. He’s at his best when he’s ranting about Amtrak, lousy screenwriting, and Hollywood award shows.

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