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How NOT to Market Your Fiction on Twitter

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

I’ve written before about how to use twitter to market your books. Well, a GREAT example of how NOT to use twitter fell into my lap today. I had to share.

A BIT OF BACKGROUND: every morning, I go through the new followers of some specific writers I’ve gotten to know on Twitter and really respect. I follow the people who follow them who I feel I have something in common with based on their bios, and then hope they’ll follow me back. Simple enough? Good?

Well, one of these people I followed–a fellow fantasy writer by her description, though she writes paranormal romance, which is not my subgenre at all–contacted me back this afternoon. Not with a followback. Not with a tweet to spark a conversation so we could get to know each other. Not with any kind of “Thanks for following.” So what did she tweet me?…

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