Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and reading resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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Twitter Guide For Authors & Illustrators > Site Admin > Why did you create this Twitter Guide for Writers & Illustrators

Index of topics: Main Twitter Guide For Writers & Illustrators page. To go back to my blog for kidlit/YA writers and illustrators, see Inkygirl. You can find me on Twitter at @inkyelbows (focus: writing and illustrating children's books) and @DebbieOhi (livetweets, chat, photos, personal ramblings). Also see my list of Other Useful Twitter Guides For Authors And Illustrators and Twitter Lists of: agents who represent kidlit/YAkidlit/YA editors, children's book art/creative directors and K-12/teen librarians on Twitter.

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I’ve seen a lot of writers sign up for Twitter but then be confused about what they should do next. Or get frustrated because no one seems to be reading their feeds. I’m far from a Twitter expert but I’ve done a ton of research online, lurked and chatted, and made Twitter mistakes (a lot of them), then learned from those mistakes.

As my career as a children's book illustrator grew, I also learned more about how to use Twitter from that perspective as well, so edited this Guide to include that info.

One of my goals for this series of posts is to help you learn from my mistakes, and also share what I’ve learned about what does and doesn’t work on Twitter, from an author’s and illustrator's perspective.

Last updated on August 18, 2013 by Debbie Ridpath Ohi