Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Author Guest Post: "Two-Fisted Tweets" by James Hutchings

Today, I have James Hutchings, the author of Two Fisted Tweets. He is talking about his book

Two-Fisted Tweets is a collection of thirty short stories. Each is less than 140 characters (the length of a Twitter tweet).

I've always been more interested in short stories than in novels, both writing and reading. However, if I hadn't discovered the Nanoism and PicFic websites, who publish tweet-length writing, I don't think I ever would've written anything that short.

I've been surprised how much you can get into a tiny number of words. This is especially true in science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where there are common plots that you can suggest by mentioning one or two elements.

I think I'm partly reacting against the tendency towards huge 'doorstop' novels, where every story has to be 1000 pages long and part of a series. It seems to be especially severe in fantasy, I guess because of the long shadow of Lord of the Rings

I don't want to write a blurb that's longer than the book, so I'll stop there. If you're interested, the homepage for the book is Smashwords, and my blog


Thanks for stopping by James.

This guest post is a part of BLB Ebook Tour. You can check another schedule here.