17 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You a Better Writer

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“A better writer?”

Yes, better at…

  • Knowing what you want to say
  • Know how to say it
  • Saying it in a few, not a lot of words
  • Avoiding jargon, which forces people to drain brain calories
  • Editing your own work to achieve all of the above

Write better to inform, engage, and persuade better. For emails, documents, web pages, posts, pitch decks, proposals, whatever.

And of course, for your social shares, captions, comments and call-to-action links and buttons.

You have something to say. Why waste words, time, and attention confusing readers, versus clarifying and simplifying?

“Okay, but why Twitter?”

Because others out there have “nailed it.” Why not learn from some of the best? Think of Twitter as a digital version of the Paris café scene of the roaring 20s. A useful gathering of writing minds, language snobs, and practical tips for writing clearly, concisely, and purposely.

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17 Twitter accounts that will make you a better writer

1. Stephen King

@StephenKing

One of the masters, for sure. If you’re serious about writing, read Stephen King’s book, On Writing.

Meanwhile, see what he has to say on his Twitter account (including, when he’s railing on Trump). Notice how Stephen uses words to create effect.

In fact, Twitter is a great place to sharpen your writing skills. A limit of 280140 characters will do that. And, every once in a while, Stephen comes up with an actual writing tip.

2. Jeff Goins

@JeffGoins

Jeff, the best-selling author of The Art of Work and Real Artists Don’t Starve, says, “I’ve been writing most of my life, but only recently became a writer.”

Always more to learn about your craft, right? Otherwise, you’re not everything you think you are (that’s a note to self).

Learn a load of tips through his Twitter feed, blog posts & podcasts. Jeff shows how he does it, so you can too.

Speaking of Twitter making you a better writer, see Jeff’s thoughts about this.

3. Joseph Kimble

@ProfJoeKimble

Joseph is a writing professor. And, an advocate for plain language. Thank goodness, as we need more of this in business.

Joseph tells you not to say “utilize” when you mean “use.” Also, three words are better than five. The same goes for syllables (here’s my take on writing to establish your brand voice).

His feed is a treasure of common writing problems. From these, learn how to make your writing easier for readers to follow. Plain language is key. If you can’t say what you mean simply, consider this a signal for getting clear in your mind.

4. Merriam-Webster

@MerriamWebster

Learn a new word every day. What aspiring writer wouldn’t want to do that, right?

The iconic dictionary’s word of the day feature will boost your vocabulary. And their articles will help you get clear on commonly confused words.

Such as… “between” versus “among,” “censor” versus “censure,” and “biweekly” versus “biweekly” (you read that right).

5. Joanna Wiebe

@copyhackers

For your web pages and marketing materials… Do you use jargon? Do you format everything the same way? Are there more words like “we” and “us” than “you and yours?”

Learn why this helps you lose, not gain, readers’ attention for your business.

Joanna is a staple for my business. Her posts, her courses, her solid approach influences most of my writing. If you write to sell, then follow Joanna.

Learn a thing or three, too, about good (and not so good) call-to-action buttons:

6. Eddie Shleyner

@VeryGoodCopy

You might know Eddie from his Hootsuite posts.

I know him for his micro posts about copywriting, marketing and psychology. Eddie’s writing is easy to understand. Learn to do the same with your words.

On his Twitter feed, Eddie curates content that will help you write copy—copy that readers will connect with and act on.

With time short and minutes precious, I go to Eddie to learn a single writing concept in a moment or two.

7. Writer’s Digest

@WritersDigest

Got a story to tell? Visit and scroll the Writer’s Digest Twitter feed. Learn things like…

Sit or stand while writing?
How to launch into scenes to drive your stories forward?
Publish traditionally or self publish?
How to write a blog post?
How to use the right words to say the right things

Writer’s Digest cuts across the spectrum of writing. It’s easy to spend time on this feed.

8. Daily Writing Tips

@writing_tips

Visit this Twitter feed often to make less spelling, grammar, usage and punctuation mistakes for your shares, pages, emails, and documents.

It’s easy on the eyes to scroll their mostly one-line descriptions to their linked posts. Find something that interests you, or is timely for what you’re writing.

Also see their ebook, 100 Writing Mistakes to Avoid.

9. Write to Done

@WritetoDone

This Twitter feed is about “unmissable articles on writing.” You’ll have no problem finding inspiration, tips, and tools for writing of all kinds (even more on their site at writetodone.com).

  • Is blogging still the thing?
  • How to handle tough feedback about your writing
  • Their 20 greatest posts ever written. Ever.
  • How to write conversationally
  • How to get to yes

And, ever heard of freewriting? Not me, until just now when scrolling their feed. Seems it’s a way to supercharge your work, writing by memory and adding technicolor details. Soon as I finish the post, I’m going to read that one.

10. LitReactor.com

@LitReactor

Lit Reactor is an online writing community. They offer classes and have a forum of writers. But you need not sign up for either to grow your writing skills.

See their Twitter feed for links to exercises, interviews with successful authors, and how-to writing tips.

Bonus: Here’s a few more tips and tools for your social media writing.

11. Mignon Fogarty

@GrammarGirl

Have you ever Googled a tricky grammar question? If so, you’ve probably heard of Grammar Girl, an internet-famous grammar celebrity. You might also know her as the Quick and Dirty Tips founder.

Visit her Twitter feed to learn from her answers to tough grammar questions. She makes it easy to understand—and remember.

12. Susan Orlean

@susanorlean

Susan is a staff writer for The New Yorker. She spends most of her time writing magazine articles.

She also gives great advice on other writers to check out. In other words, if this list isn’t long enough, scroll Susan’s feed for more Twitter accounts of great writers.

13. The Write Life

@thewritelife

This Twitter feed covers writing topics about marketing, blogging, publishing, and freelancing. It’s easy to scroll and see useful writing tips and resources. Here’s a few:

  • The 100 best websites for writers in 2019
  • 6 Grammar checkers and tools to write clean copy
  • 5 simple steps to write a headline your editor will love
  • How to unlearn everything you learned in school about writing
  • 5 ways to stay afloat during a writing slump

You can also jump right to their site, thewritelife.com, to see all their posts about writing tips, tools, and approaches. Use their insights to write compelling words for your social media shares.

14. Jon Winokur

@AdvicetoWriters

Nice handle, huh? That pretty much says it all for this Twitter account.

Many of the insights on Jon’s feed are inspirational, with others practical. Sometimes a shot of inspiration is exactly what you need to get writing, and stop procrastinating.

15. Madam Grammar

@MadamGrammar

What? Another grammar account? Yup, because grammar matters.

Madam Grammar—known in real life as Lisa McLendon—is an editor and language teacher who walks “the fine red line between prescriptivism and descriptivism.”

Meaning… it’s good to know the rules, so you can break the rules—intentionally.

Follow this feed for tidbits of grammar and usage knowledge. Use this to clean up your writing. And, save you from embarrassing mistakes.

16. Darren Rowse

@problogger

Darren has been a full-time blogger since 2004. He shares plenty about how to create compelling content for the web.

His tips are more strategic than explaining nitty-gritty details of language. Find inspiration from this feed if you’re developing or tweaking your content strategy. Darren’s focus is on blogging, but his insights apply to anyone who works with words.

17. Writing Hashtags

We’ve covered some great Twitter accounts for making you a better writer. Let’s add a finishing touch—some hashtags that cut across Twitter accounts.

#writing
#amwriting
#writinglife
#spellcheckcannotsaveyou
#writetips
#writingtips
#writingcommunity
#grammar
#LearnEnglish

“Great, what next?”

I hope you found these Twitter accounts useful. Skim, scan, and scroll through these. Bookmark the ones you like. Visit them often when you need a blast of inspiration.

Or, just to keep honing your writing skills. So more people will read, share, click, and comment on your social media posts—and for all of your marketing materials.

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