Last Updated on September 12, 2022 by Ben Oakley
Writers love to ask questions on Twitter – the same questions, over and over! Here’s a list of the most asked questions by writers on Twitter.
A lot of these questions have been asked since the early days of publishing. However, they’re becoming so commonly asked by writers on Twitter and other forums that you must wonder if some people have ever searched for anything on Google ever.
This is more of a fun post, so if you’re reading this, try not to take it too seriously!
It’s not about the questions themselves, it’s about how regularly they appear on Twitter, regardless of when the question was posted last, in some cases within minutes of each other.
Interaction is good, helpful, and can aid in learning more about the craft.
Repetitive interaction – answering or asking the same question 150 zillion times – can be counter-intuitive, time-consuming, anti-productive, and almost comical in its consistency.
Okay, so it’s not just writers and authors, every industry tends to drop similar questions day in and day out.
The real questions here are:
- When does repetitiveness become a by-product of laziness?
- Does asking the same question mean you get good interaction?
- Should interaction be measured in quantity or quality?
I have no answers – but I do have questions! Let’s get to it.
Here are some of the most asked questions posted by writers and authors on Twitter. In no particular order!
Repetitive questions asked by writers on Twitter
- Plotter or Pantser?
- Anyone use Facebook?
- Do you let your friends and family read your work?
- How do you choose your title?
- Someone left me a bad review, what do I do?
- Do you have multiple WIPS?
- Why did you start writing?
- Why do you write?
- How to overcome writer’s block?
- What motivates you to write?
- Where do your ideas come from?
- Is writing a real job?
- Why do you self-publish and not get properly published?
- Do you use ghost writers?
- How to get reviews for my book?
- Do you put friend’s names in your book?
- How many books have you written?
- How many words do you write in an hour?
- How long is your first draft?
- How many drafts until you publish?
- Would you like to see you book turned into a film?
- Where does your story take place?
- How did you come up with your character’s name?
- What’s an MC?
- What does your MC eat?
- Do you like my book cover?
- How long have you been writing?
- Do you use your real name or a pen name?
- What word count is normal?
- What time do you write?
- I’ve written a book, what do I do now?
- What flaws does your MC have?
- How many authors in the #writingcommunity?
- Tell me about your favourite character?
- How long to get traditionally published?
- What’s a book agent?
- Should my story be a series or one novel?
- Do you use Microsoft Office?
- Should I publish to Kindle?
- Where do you publish your books?
- What genre do you write in?
- How much money do you make?
- How to write dialogue?
- Who needs a writer’s lift?
- What book should I read next?
- Do men read books?
- How tall are you?
- Does your MC go to the toilet?
What to do and ask instead?
Just a thought, instead of technically spamming Twitter and people’s feeds with the same mundane, repetitive, and bizarre questioning, how about getting creative!
- Share other people’s content.
- Search the questions you want to ask!
- Give your thoughts and opinions.
- Share you blog posts.
- Share your articles.
- Give advice and tips.
- Complete your profile properly.
- Show people behind the scenes!
- Share some quotes.
- Add images or GIFS.
- Go live if it works for you.
- Don’t plead for followers.
- Market yourself and your writing.
- Create personal lists.
- Don’t take social media too seriously.
- Stay out of arguments.
- Interact in the right places.
There are a million-and-one ways to use Twitter and interact without coming across as spammy or amateur.
As a writer, and for anyone in business (because writing can be a business), it’s important to put your best foot forward.
If you want to post one of the most asked questions by writers to Twitter, then go right ahead, you never know, you could get the answer you’re looking for!