WHEW! I had no idea when I set out to participate in the Twitter Fiction Festival that it was going to be so much work.
I included #Twitterfiction and #Invaders in every tweet.
2. I used Hootsuite to schedule the tweets. The tweets were spaced five minutes apart and it took 96+ hours for the story to unfold. One thing I did not anticipate was the amount of work/time it took to schedule 869 tweets.
3. I curated the tweets as they posted on Twitter using Storify. Then I turned the Storify story into a slideshow. As I neared 600 slides, the slideshow became sluggish and difficult to work with. It could have been my computer. Anyway, I created a second slideshow for the final chapters. Here are the slideshows.
4. I also used a slew of social networking sites to promote my work. These included Facebook, Google+, Linkedin, etc. I also targeted Twitter accounts of people who were interested in technology and storytelling hoping to draw their interest.
It was definitely a neat experience, despite all of the work, and I loved exploring this new way of storytelling. I think this novel worked especially well in this format because it was very plot driven. I will be talking more about the writing mechanics of this project on my writing blog.