Twitter Fiction. http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_fitzgerald_adventures_in_twitter_fiction.html. Examples. Eagan and The New Yorker: Stories serialized in multiple tweets Elliott Holt: Tweets from multiple characters to tell the story
Twitter Fiction http://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_fitzgerald_adventures_in_twitter_fiction.html
Examples Eagan and The New Yorker: Stories serialized in multiple tweets Elliott Holt: Tweets from multiple characters to tell the story West Wing Twitter: Fictional characters responding to real-world events “Mayor Emmanuel”: Parody of real-world events but with fictional twist Crimer Show: Episodes with characters Nonfiction fiction: Teju Cole, WWII Twitter telling stories around real-world events.
Effective Twitter Fiction Get as much plot as possible in 140 characters Don’t spend too much time with description Imply what characters are thinking, relationships between characters, etc with symbols or strong but brief images
Your assignment At least 5 Tweets Can cover one story or multiple Must demonstrate the ability to create plot in a limited space And 1 of 2 short fictions we did recently (Genre mix up OR “a train ran over me”) OR Both short fictions (Genre mix up AND “a train ran over me”) Due Monday!