Sunday, March 15, 2009

The twitterisation of A Gentle Axe

I am planning to serialise my first Porfiry Petrovich novel on the social networking site twitter, starting tomorrow.

I'm not the first writer to use twitter to publish fiction. I've been very much enjoying Sarah Fox's unfolding story, Circus. Someone, I assume it's the author Laurie R. King, is tweeting quotes from the Mary Russell books, The Beekeeper's Apprentice and The Language of Bees.

And perhaps my favourite fictional twittering exercise is RealRaskolnikov, which purports to be tweets from Dostoevsky's double-axe-murderer. And very funny it is too.

As far as I know, I will be the first person to serialise (or twitterise, as I prefer to say) an already published novel. It will be an interesting exercise!


Ali Karim said...

Roger, sounds a great idea, I liked the snips so far, will be doing a post on Twitter about this, look forward to it


Roger Morris said...

Thanks Ali. Very kind.

Rachael said...

Crazy idea Roger. Are you really going to twitter all 100,000 words? What a time consumer. It would drive me crazy.

Roger Morris said...

It's okay Rachael, I have a team of elves to do it for me. And it will not be every word - an adaptation.

Jamie Mason said...

Good luck with this, Roger. I loved 'The Gentle Axe'.