I love hashtags. What’s a hashtag, you ask? Well those of you not fluent in twitter lingo there are actually two purpose for these things #.
One definition is that a hashtag is a simple way for people to search for tweets in a topic that interests them. For example if you search for #homeland, you’ll find all the other people on Twitter who are talking about the television show HOMELAND. It’s a cool way to get some conversations going.
Another popular use of the # is to add a thought to the end a sentence to give it more clarity. This is my favorite use of the hashtag. It often turns a mundane thought into something kind of funny. For example a couple of weeks ago, I wrote this,
Or something like this. Jeans were so tight, button popped off, flew across the room and broke my lamp. #toomuchbootyinthepants #fatgirlproblems
Get the idea? So today I bring you #writerproblems. You know what writer problems are, right? They are problems we all face when we write that other non writers just don’t understand. And since I’ve got Twitter on the brain I’m bringing them to you Tweet style.
1. Been sitting in this chair so long I think my ass is now fused to the seat. #writerproblems
2. My characters are acting all kinds of crazy right now. Time to beat them into submission. #writerproblems
3. My book is 80,000 words. Only 40,000 of them are any good. #writerproblems
4. Everything I wrote today SUCKS. #writerproblems
5. I’m two rejections away from being able to wall paper my bedroom. #writerproblems.
6. Wrote myself into a corner. Don’t know how to end this scene. #writerproblems
7. How far should I go with this love scene? #writerproblems
8. Got a one star review of my book just because reviewer didn’t like my hero’s name #writerproblems.
Your turn! You got writer problems? Sugar wants to hear all about them. Remember to use a #. We’re all going to be fluent in Twitter by the end of 2013!