Monday, 10 January 2011

What do you call an interview on Twitter?

A "Twitterview", of course, and I will be a twitterviewee on Thursday 13 January (time to be announced, but probably mid-evening GMT).  Prolific writer and web maven Emlyn Chand will be asking the questions, and I'll be responding in 140 characters or fewer (tough for a fantasy writer!).  Search #emlyn on Twitter to find the twitterview and ask questions of your own.  

I've no idea quite how this work in practice but it promises to be a lively, if necessarily terse, occasion!


7 comments:

Len Tyler said...

I look forward to seeing this! Not doing Twitter myself in any way, shape or form, I assume I just look at your blog on Thursday?

Aliya Whiteley said...

How cool!

Tim Stretton said...

Len, I don't quite understand it myself... There will be a transcript on the blog retrospectively, but to follow it live you will need to be on Twitter itself. If you type #emlyn in the search box at the appointed hour all will reveal itself - I hope!

Aliya - my thoughts exactly. Maybe we should have MNW twitterviews?

Frances Garrood said...

I don't do Twitter either. I waste quite enough time as it is. I'll wait for the transcript, Tim. But have fun!

Tim Stretton said...

There are seemingly thousands of ways to waste time online - sometimes I wonder how we ever write any fiction!

Matt Curran said...

Tim, a Twinterview sounds like a good idea (though I'd find the 140 characters too much of  limitation in terms of questions/replies).  But I like that anyone can jump into the conversation, kinda like eavesdropping on MS Messenger or a facebook conversation.
 
As you say, there are thousands of way to spend your time online, which I guess is why I've been absent with many of them of late.  I closed my Facebook account last year, I've written but a handful of blog entries in the last 12 months and when I do visit other blogs I don't have time to write comments.  For me Twitter is the one place I can hurl bits of information quite easily across cyberspace.  It's more accessible than Blogger, Wordpress or Facebook, and there's a bigger audience so I can justify spending writing time on it.  But for me the book writing and family life has taken priority over all of this (due to impacts on family and health, I've been forced to trim down my 48-hour week to a more manageable 40), and until the next book hits the shelves and I have to do that publicity drive again my presence on the internet is going to be slight... more's the pity.
(But will make time for the Twinterview!)

Alis said...

Think I'll do the transcript too, I really can't risk getting hooked on Twitter as I'm steering well clear of it at the moment! Have a good - if terse - time with it Tim!