Yup, the Tweet The Meat submission I sold ran today. I promised I’d let ya know. It’s right here. Or here: The kettle screamed. “Tea time,” she chirped, steaming pot in gloved hand. “Sugar?” He couldn’t answer with the funnel taped in his mouth. Lemme know what ya think.
Twitter is giving rise to all kinds of creative applications, including a few ‘zines. Along with PicFic and escarp, there’s the horror focused ‘zine Tweet The Meat, which states: “No serials. No unfinished stories. You must scare us in 140 characters or less. Are you up to the challenge?” Each week the theme is different…[…]
Something cool happened on Twitter. Yeah, I know. I didn’t see it coming either. John August, amazingly successful and talented screenwriter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Go, The Nines, Big Fish, and others, is working on an idea for a “long short story or short novella”. He put the word out via his Twitter[…]
Twitter has a real-world analog as well: That thing called “being a homeless insane person wandering around downtown yelling random shit to anyone within earshot”. And it improves on that by letting me be that guy without the embarrassment of anybody actually seeing me be that guy.
So I spent all last week getting myself up to date on Facebook (here) and LinkedIn (here) and Twitter (here). It’s a time suck, as one good friend on Facebook warned me…. I’m exhausted. And I ain’t done yet. But here’s my impression thus far… LINKEDIN BEST USE: is indeed best reserved for real professional[…]