Twitter becomes a playground for authors!

We all know that Twitter is a powerful platform for making connections and sharing information, but from March 12 – 16, 2014, the Twitterverse is a place where fiction comes to life with the 2014 #TwitterFiction Festival.

#TwitterFiction“Brevity is the soul of wit,” to quote Shakespeare, and Twitter presents this festival to showcase a cross-section of authors who will be plying their trade in 140 character bursts of inspiration. Working alongside the likes of children’s author R.L. Stine and comedian Jim Gaffigan will be 25 contest winners who bring their talents to this new form of literature, or twitterature. And if that’s not enough, everyone is invited to join in and share their stories of their own, using the hashtag #TwitterFiction.

The festival seeks “fiction that uses Twitter functionality in the most creative way possible,” offering suggestions that range from the creation of parody accounts of historical or fictional figures, image or Vine tweets, or multiple character accounts that interact with one another in an ongoing narrative. If you’re still suffering from writer’s block after exploring these options, the festival web site has a handy idea generator to get your creative juices flowing.

In the ever-expanding Twitterverse, fiction is a new frontier. And while published authors will continue to use the platform to connect to their readers, festival organizers encourage would-be writers to help lead the way into uncharted territory.

Learn more or follow along @TWfictionfest.

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