Twitter Fiction Festival A Success


Previously, we blogged about Rumpus contributor Elliott Holt’s Twitter mystery. As it turns out, Rumpus contributor and interviewee Scott Hutchins wrote one as well, a San Francisco noir called “The Nanny.”

They were both part of the five-day Twitter Fiction Festival, which the Los Angeles Times calls the “first official effort to organize and present a creative event that uses the social networking site…as a forum for art.”

Read the rest of their coverage to learn more about how a 140-character limit places restrictions on fiction writers—and lets them be inventive in unexpected ways.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →