Starting tomorrow, Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm, will release a short story told over 153 tweets—one an hour for 3 days. The Wall Street Journal asked Moody what's exciting about using Twitter for literature:
- After his wife opened an account for him: "I started quickly to see the character counter as some strange, poetical limitation that would be fun to work with."
- How did Twitter shape your writing process? "I used the character counter throughout the writing process, which means that Twitter fiction, at least as I practice it, is a lot like writing haiku. I really liked working with this limitation, the merciless brevity."
- What is unique to writing for the format? "There are, as yet, no handholds for how to pace a Twitter story, or how to sustain interest over the course of days. It’s a Wild West environment, really."
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