As many of you know, Twitter has become a hot spot for book publishing industry professionals to gather, tweet out advice, and host a number of giveaways and #AskAgent sessions.
For those unfamiliar with Twitter, select hashtags can be used while tweeting, which make a certain topic or conversation easy to follow by searching for that hashtag. One of the popular hashtags for literary agents answering live questions is none other than #AskAgent.
When I first entered the Twitter-sphere, like many new writers, I followed Lit Rejections. In their article, titled Ask Agent, they provide a quick overview of why Twitter and #AskAgent are great resources:
. . . Twitter [is] indispensible for a writer: getting to know an agent’s personality prior to submission. Knowing what genres they represent is all well and good, but it means nothing without the ability to understand if an agent’s personality is one the writer can sustain a career with.
To facilitate this process many literary agents, even those still adjusting to tweeting, now open themselves up to writers through one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter: #askagent.
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