Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ready, set …

… Twitter is a clunky way of delivering fiction | Books | (Hat tip, Rus Bowden.)

I can see how Twitter is a perfect fit for genuine flash fiction, where the form (140-character bursts) meshes wholly with the function (epigrammatism), but the problem with a longer story is that the medium isn't integral to the work itself, and ends up as nothing more than a quirky/clunky method of delivery. 


  1. However, Twitter conversations and threads can be automatically made into a seamless website by Storify, I have seen this done reasonably well in scientific areas, though not sure how it would work for fiction.

    1. Storify?

      Why bother with Twitter then? Just use a blog or website.