Steven Soderbergh is tweeting his new novella
The Hollywood director who brought you “Traffic” (and, umm… “Magic Mike”) is tweeting his new book, a novella called GLUE.
That’s right. Imagine Steven Soderbergh sitting for hours in the darkness of his home office, tweeting and tweeting and tweeting and tweeting. Well, that’s how I choose to imagine it went down, anyway.
You can see chapters 1 through 7 HERE.
You don’t have to tweet your entire book to create a buzz
I wouldn’t recommend reading a book this way. Nor would I recommend writing a book this way. I wouldn’t even recommend tweeting the whole thing once it’s written!
But it is an interesting story, and one that shows how much fans like to catch a glimpse of the creative process unfolding.
So instead of tweeting your entire book (which would take an awfully long time, unless you have a team of elves helping out), why not try one of these little tricks instead?
5 fun ways to promote your book on Twitter:
* Tweet favorite lines from your book.
* Tweet the first line of each chapter.
* Tweet “in character,” as if one of your characters escaped from your book and took over your Twitter account. Maybe they even insult the author!
* Tweet pictures or descriptions of your book’s settings.
* Invent and share food/cocktail recipes your characters would enjoy.
Have you done anything like this on Twitter? What kind of response did you get? Let us know in the comments section below.
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