Got into an argument with a writer…

June 26th, 2009

…about using Twitter to present a novel.

I can’t believe there’s even anything to argue about.

Presenting a book in 140 character chunks in reverse chronological order defeats the whole purpose of a novel which is to immerse a reader in the story.

You could probably cut a movie into eight-second slices and post them on Youtube (in reverse chronological order) over a three-week period but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

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  • 1. Chris from Racine  |  June 27th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    That is one of the more ridiculous ideas I’ve heard…good grief – isn’t a novel supposed to “hold you captive”…isn’t the whole point to make a reader not want to put it down? Talk about disjointed and disconnect – Twitter? Really?

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