Social Media · Twitter

The End of the Affair: How I Fell In and Out of Love with Social Media

A friend of mine recently developed an interest in transhumanism, the belief that the human condition will, in the future, be enhanced and transformed by the appliance of science. As a matter of course, then, I am regularly told all about the future that awaits us, a future that is either a dream or nightmare… Continue reading The End of the Affair: How I Fell In and Out of Love with Social Media

Reviews · Twitter

Proving that Twitterature is not for Twits…

Since taking part in the Twitter Fiction Festival earlier this year, I’ve been getting into this Twitterature/Twiction thing with a vengeance. So naturally I was only too happy to get my hands on this anthology of Twitter stories, or #VSS (that’s “Very Short Stories”, in case you’re wondering). It’s free, after all. You can’t say… Continue reading Proving that Twitterature is not for Twits…

The Writing Process · Twitter

Short and Sweet: the Twitter Fiction Festival 2014

Alexander McCall-Smith was taking part. So too, according to some tweets, was God Himself. Well, if it’s good enough for McCall-Smith, not to mention the Almighty, it’s certainly good enough for me. So I put on my thinking cap, powered up my laptop, and took part in the 2014 Twitter Fiction Festival, which ran from… Continue reading Short and Sweet: the Twitter Fiction Festival 2014