Before I read up on hashtags, I always rolled my eyes at social media posts with more than two or three hashtags.

Why were these people trying so hard? Why weren’t they satisfied with the “likes” they were getting? Social media was a hobby, right? They were trying way too hard…

Several years later, social media is now my job. I create social media posts for companies who are looking for new clients. I use hashtags religiously now, and I understand how useful they are.

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Why Hashtags for Writers Are Important

Hashtags are about exposure. They are keywords that help us find the person on the internet who is looking for our book or blog. We all get on the internet for a reason. Whether we’re looking to purchase something, find more information about a subject, or make some friends, there’s a reason we decided to log on. As writers, using hashtags can help us find our ideal reader.


Every writer knows the heartbreaking moment when we gather the courage to hit the publish button, only to hear crickets. Hashtags are magical little words that help get your work into the hands of your future fans.

Hashtags have connected me with other writers, leading to new friendships. They have also improved my career, leading to new clients. I keep a list of hashtags for writers handy so that I can copy and paste onto a post quickly. Before I get into the list, I wanted to run through a few reminders.

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5 Quick Tips When Using Hashtags For Writers:

  • Only use one or two hashtags on Twitter. Otherwise, you’ll look spammy.
  • Only use a few hashtags on Pinterest and keep it specific.
  • Don’t use a hashtag unless you know what it means, and it is relevant. Otherwise, you’re not going to reach your target audience, which makes typing out a hashtag a waste of time. A quick hashtag search to double check what a hashtag means will only take a few seconds.
  • You can use up to 30 hashtags on Instagram, but DO NOT use the same hashtags for every post. Your Instagram account will likely be “shadow banned,” which means that your posts will not show up in the hashtag search.
  • It’s fine to use hashtags on Facebook, and I use them often, but only because I schedule my social media posts all at once. It saves time that way. I haven’t really seen much gain from using hashtags on Facebook, but I suppose it can’t hurt. There doesn’t seem to be a limit.
  • Mix hashtags for a larger audience with the smaller audience hashtags. If you only use big hashtags like “bloggers unite,” then you risk your post getting lost in the thousands of posts that are being published the same time as yours. Use a mix to cast a wider net. Plus, the smaller hashtags usually bring in the more authentic connections.
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Essential Hashtags For Writers:

General Writing:

#amwriting #amediting #copywriting #WIP #amrevising #writerscorner #writerscommunity #writersunite #writetip #writersblock #writerslife #writerslifeforme #writergram #writersmovement #writerssociety #writersprob #writersofig #writersonig #writergrind #writersbecomingauthors #writemotivation #writingadvice #writingtip #writingtips #lovewriting #writersnetwork #writersofinstagram #writingblitz #writinglife #writersunite #writingprompt #writingprompts #writinginspiration #writingofig #writinginstruments #writingquotes #writingcompetition #writingcontest #thedailywriting #writings #writingtattoo #writingsociety #writingcommunityofig #writingworkshop #writingchallenge #writingoals #writingproblems #keepwriting #writingismyfreedom #writingtools #writinglove #writingretreat #writingtime #writersfollowwriters #writingislife #writersandartists #writers_den_ #followfriday #writechat #writechat #writegoal #nanowrimo (national novel writing month) #wordcount #writerwednesday #wordgasm #wordporn #1k1h (1000 words in one hour) #wordathon #writerswrite #writersneverdie #writersupportgroup #writerstruggles #writerswhoread #writerish #wrotetoday

Author/Industry Hashtags:

#kpub #askeditor #askagent #indieauthors #indieauthor #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #authorlife #authorslife #authorquotes #authormemes #authorpreneur #authorsofinsta #authortube #authorsrock #supportemergingauthors #authorcommunity #authorevent #authorsigning #wattpadauthor #authorinterview #authorproblems #authortalk #selfpublishedauthor #selfpub #authorconfession #authorinthemaking #newauthor #writingabook #authorsofpain #authorsupportingauthors #authorship #authorsigning #author_poems #authors_community #authorshelpingauthors #igauthors #femaleauthors #authorsayings #apsiringauthors #newauthors #africanauthors #authorsofindia #nigerianauthors #authorspurpose #authorservices #authorslounge #bookgiveaway #bookmarketing #novelines #freebook #fridayreads #teasertues #MSWL (manuscript wish list for agents) #bookbuzz #epubchat #promotip #pubtip #amquerying #writersbecomingauthors

Genre Hashtags:

#romanceauthor #romancebooks #romancerocks #romancebooksrock #romancebookstag #romance #romanceanime #romancequotes #romancereaders #romancenovel #romancenovels #romancereads #romancewriter #romancestagram #romancebook #romancestagram #romancewritersofinstagram #romanceauthorsofinstagram #romancecomedy #romancetravel

#scifibooks #scifihorror #scifi #scifiauthor #scifiauthors #sciwriter #scifiwriters #scifibook #scififantasy #scifinovel #scifiromance #scifinovel #scifinovels #scificharacter #scifisunday #scifireads #scifiadventure #scifiwritersofinstagram #scifiwritersofcolor #scifiwritersofig #scifiwritersofamerica #scifiwriterprompts #scifiwriterlife #scifiwritersunite #scifiwritersofinsta

#fantasywriter #fantasywriters #fantasyauthors #fantasywritersconnect #fantasywritersunite #fantasywritersclub #fantasywriterscommunity #fantasywritersofcolor #fantasywritersofig #fantasywritersofinsta #fantasybooks #fantasybookseries #fantasybooklover #fantasybookstagram #fantasybookreview #fantasybooksrus #fantasybookclub #fantasybookishchallenge

#memoir #memoirwriters #memoirbooks #memoirwriting #memoirsofmotherhood #memoirist #memoirmonday #memoirchat #90smemoirs #amwritingmemoirs #amwritingmemoir

#nonfiction #nonfictionnovember #nonfictionbooks #nonfictionwriters #nonfictionauthors #nonfictionreads #nonfictionbookclub #nonfictionwriters #nonfictionwriting

#poetry #poetrylover #poetsofig #poetsofinstagram #poetryporn #poetryisnotdead #poetrysubmissions #poetryislife #poetrygram #poetrysociety #poetrychallenge #poetryslam #poetryislife #poetryislove #poemoftheday #poetryoftheday #poetryinmotion #poetrybooks #poetryforthesoul #poetryclub #poetrydaily

#horror #horrorbooks #horrorwriters #horrorauthors #horrorstories #horrorfans #horrornerd #horrorlover #horrorwriting #horrorauthorloop #horrorauthorsofig #horrorauthorsofinstagram #horrorwritersofig #horrorauthorcommunity #horrorwritersassociation

Hashtags for Neurodivegent Writers:

#neurodivergent #neurodivergentwriters #writerswithmentalillness #neurodivergentcreative #neurodivergentminds #neurodivergentlife #neurodivergentliving #neurodivergentauthor #bipolarwriters #anxiouswriters #depressedwriter #depressedwriters #disabledwriters #writerswithdisabilities #writerswithanxiety #writerswithadd #writerswithadhd #writerswithdepression #writerswithpsychosis #writerswithdisability #writerswithchronicillness #writerswithDID

➡️What are your favorite hashtags to use on social media?


About the Author:

Josie Thornhill is a freelance writer and forever student. She is probably having a panic attack in a fast food restaurant or doing yoga with a cigarette between her teeth. She is working on her first novel. You can learn more about her at her website.

Published by Neurodivergent Writers

An online community celebrating neurodivergent writers & stories with mental illness.

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