12 days of microblogging: for authors

It’s the 10th day of our 12 days of microblogging series, and today we want to highlight some of the authors who are using Micro.blog. Last month was National Novel Writing Month, and many posts about NaNoWriMo were collected in a special section of Discover on Micro.blog. Congrats to everyone who participated!

Serena finished the month with 50,344 words. Cheri Baker posted updates about her writing and announced her new novel. And for non-fiction, Rosemary Orchard has a new book about OmniFocus.

Josh de Lioncourt is another member of the community who has participated in NaNoWriMo. He joined Jean earlier this summer on the Micro Monday podcast. On Halloween this year, Josh recalled his first NaNoWriMo from 2013:

I’d promised myself that if I finished chapter one that night, I’d continue writing the rest of the book throughout the month of November as a NaNoWriMo project. As it turned out, I did finish chapter one. The next day I wrote chapter two, and by the end of November I had nearly sixty thousand words, fifteen chapters, and about one-third of what would become Haven Lost written in first draft.

We love books and want to do more to support writers. As I wrote about at the beginning of the year when introducing the emoji collections, we started with books:

Today we’re introducing a search collection using emoji, starting with books. Just include ? with your microblog text about a book you’re reading or related topic, and your post will automatically be collected on /discover/books.

For more posts in this series, check out our help page.

Manton Reece @manton
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