Tweeting a Novella

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.

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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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is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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