The best way to meet fellow writers on Twitter is to use the hashtags that your fellow writers will be using. By searching for these hashtags, you will be presented with a long list of tweets by fellow writers also using the hashtag and then you can add them, retweet them or simply start conversations.
So, here are five types of hashtags all writers should know.
1. Writing Hashtags - these should be added to tweets during the process of writing: #writing, #amwriting, #wordcount. If you are writing as part of NaNoWriMo then you can also include #NaNoWriMo and #NaNo. Similarly, if you are editing then you can use #editing or #amediting.
2. Advice Hashtags - if you are sharing writing advice with your fellow writers then you should add these to your tweets: #writingadvice, #writingtips, #writetips. Offering writing advice in the form of a blog post is a great way to direct people to your website.
3. Publishing Hashtags - if you have published your book on Amazon or Smashwords then you should use these hashtags: #selfpub, #epub, #indiepub. You may also wish to add #kindle, #kobo, #nook or #smashwords depending on where your book is available.
4. Book Review Hashtags - writing book reviews are one of many great ways to help your fellow writers. They are also a great way to direct people to your website. For tweets containing links to book reviews, you should add #bookreview, #AvidReaders, #goodread, #mustread, #bookworm.
5. Genre Hashtags - it is important to reach your target audience when promoting your book. As such, use these genre hashtags in your tweets so fans of your genre can find you: #FanFic, #fantasy, #horror, #romance, #SciFi, #KidLitChat and so on. You could also try a hashtag for the title of your novel, such as #TheSheriff. This would be especially useful during a book launch event if you decide to host one.
Give hashtagging a try. It helped me gain 500 Twitter followers in just two months.