Twitter is a distraction for writers. We use any excuse to keep away from that blank screen or piece of paper and Twitter is one such excuse. It is far too easy to spend time talking to others or following the latest from the greatest.
But twitter can also be a great help. Writing is a lonely process but this is where twitter is a great help. You can post about what you’re writing, see what others are writing. Discuss plots and plot holes. Ask for advice and even promote the words you’ve written.
And because twitter is a microblog format it can take less time away from the ‘real’ work than other social networks.
So where should you start? Fortunately for you, and me, there is a great introduction by Inkygirl, just follow the link below and you’ll discover all there is about how writers can use twitter.