(reblogged from Wind Eggs)
It doesn’t matter if you’re a hashtag game fan, or you’ve never played. #TheBookies (@BookieWordGames) offers bookworms a Twitter playpen to launch verbal jousts, puns and tongue twisters. Readers meet Indie Authors face-to-face and authors find new followers for their books.
Take a look at this weekly game, sponsored by Authors Professional Coop in partnership with IndieBooksBeSeen, and you’ll find a new weekly passion. @stephens_pt (me) posts the topic immediately after the previous game and once a night for the following week.
Players tweet all day Wednesday. I declare the winner at 6:30 pm EST and e-mail an eBook by a Coop author to the winner.
Join the #TheBookies a hashtag game for bookworms every Wednesday. The moderator @stephens_pt highlights his favorites starting at 4:30 pm EDT, and announces a winner at 6:30.
When I suggested that the Facebook group #AuthorProfCoop (Author Professionals Coop) promote their books with a hashtag game, I was surprised to discover how few writers actually played hashtag games on Twitter. After all, writers make a living from verbal jokes and puns, right?
If you’ve never played a hashtag game, the rules are simple. The moderators post the hashtag. The players respond with a joke, and often a related pic.
For instance #MyWorstNightmare might prompt:
In the case of #TheBookies, this doesn’t mean players can’t stray from books with their entries, but the judge prefers entries that play on fictional characters and titles. (More about the judge later). Past games included:
Here are some of the Tweets from #FastFoodActionThrillers:
I’ve heard every excuse in the book not to play, and most of them revolve around not knowing what to say.
You’re readers and writers. Words are in your blood. Even so, here are some things to remember:
My favorite games are: @FriMemeGirls, a meme spoof, on Friday Nights at 9pm EDT and @HashFakeFacts, a liars game, at 1 pm EDT on Sundays.