A new Twitter novel - It all begins with a sunset

November 24, 2012 - 01:23 | 3 replies


Since 2009 when I was writing my bachelor's thesis about social media in marketing I've been fascinated by the idea of writing fiction on Twitter. It was back then when I was first introduced with this sort of use for said service. Already back then there were people who wrote short stories or longer novels 140 characters at time.

Tonight I finally started a new fictional story on Twitter. It was supposed to be just one Tweet long fiction (which are internationally very popular right now), but the one I wrote inspired to write more. I already have six more in store.

The first "chapter" of the story is now public, you can read it on Twitter. I'm also planning to back up each part, so that they won't disappear to the big void of past Tweets. However for now the story will be available only through my timeline.

A mystery will unwrap. It all begins with a sunset.

Photo by Cathrine Lindblom under Creative Commons license.

Suomeksi (In Finnish): 

Siitä asti kun kirjoitin opinnäytetyöni vuonna 2009 sosiaalisesta mediasta markkinoinnissa olen ollut kiinnostunut Twitterin käyttämisestä fiktiivisen kirjoittamisen alustana. Silloin nimittäin kuulin ideasta, että kyseistä palvelua voisi käyttää moiseen. Tänä iltana aloitin vihdoin fiktiivisen tarinan Twitterissä. Oikeastaan sen oli tarkoitus olla sellainen 140 merkin mittainen Twitter-novelli, mutta se inspiroi kirjoittamaan pari lisääkin. Ekan lisäksi on siis jo kuusi lisää takataskussa valmiina. Ensimmäinen "kappale" on siis nyt julkaistu ja on luettavissa (englanniksi) Twitterissä. Tarkoitus on toki ottaa nämä kirjoitukset muutenkin talteen, mutta toistaiseksi ne ovat saatavilla vain aikajanani kautta. Mysteeri odottaa. Se kaikki alkaa auringonlaskulla.

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