7 Twitter Tips From Top Authors

7 Twitter Tips from Top Authors

The President tweets, the Pope tweets — even the Queen of England tweets — if they can do it, why can’t you? True, they’ve got a staff of people helping them. (Or, like Emphatic users, they may even have a team of people doing it for them.)

If you want to get your own Twitter game together, you could do a lot worse than following the advice of a few famous authors. These seven mistresses and masters of the written word enjoy tweeting as both another means of expression and a smart marketing move. They recently shared their advice in an interview with Hollywood Reporter on how to make the most out of 140 characters. Here’s what they had to say.

Jonathan Evison is the author of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving, West of Here and All About Lulu. His tweeting strategy focuses on being the man in the know — a surefire way to become known as a thought leader.

Twitter tip from Jonathan Evison


Eric Jerome Dickey is the author of several novels plus a six issue comic book miniseries for Marvel Enterprises featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. His focus on the value he adds to a dialogue makes him a true tweeting pro.

Twitter tip from Eric Jerome Dickey


Jackie Collins, romance novelist and younger sister of actress Joan Collins, keeps it really simple with this tweeting rule of thumb.

Twitter tip from Jackie Collins



Lauren Beukes, author of Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom, puts a poetic spin on it. Notice the focus on displaying your personal side.

Twitter tip from Lauren Beukes



Daniel Handler may be better known by his pen name, Lemony Snicket, under which he has published the children’s series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions. He’s got a pretty cool formula to his tweeting style.

Twitter tip from Daniel Handler



Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You, isn’t afraid to let her quirk show through.

Twitter tip from Celeste Ng


Anna Todd is the New York Times-bestselling author of the After series, which takes fanfiction to a whole new level. You may want to use the emojis a bit more sparingly than Anna does. But her point about getting to the point is, well…on point!

Anna Todd Twitter Tip

Which tweeting style do you have? Let us know in the comments!