Friday, December 3, 2010
140 Character Narratives
Twitter originally bothered me as a "short-cut" to both creativity and communication, I thought it used words in a utilitarian way more than a literary way. But since I've learned that Twitter is what you make it: it can either be idle noise, or it can be an exercise of condensed creativity. It can be either frivolous or meaningful, and you as the writer decide.
One of my favorite projects on Twitter is Creative Nonfiction's "Tiny Truths" contest; a daily competition that challengers tweeters to tell a story in 140 characters of less. Like a Haiku, it displays the twin talent of being both succint and significant. Read the best of Tiny Truths here and tell me what you think!
Here's a teaser!