Writing friend Tara Lazar has some interesting thoughts about the ways writers are using Twitter and similar platforms to connect with readers. She mentions me in the first paragraph of the linked post, but I’m especially interested in the idea of tweeting, say, a novel, or the mobile novel deal she mentions that’s going on in Japan. The interactivity (in terms of direction) of the later is probably too much for me, but serialized novels in pieces on your mobile phone sounds right up my alley.
I’ve been thinking about serializing my manuscript in this space, and I’m especially tempted because of its format. (It’s told in pieces by various narrators). Perhaps even more fitting would be setting up blogs for each narrating character, with a link at the end of the first post that would go to the appropriate post on the next narrator’s blog and so on. I may have to explore this. Meta-blog novel?