The Twitter Fiction Festival Has Famous Authors Tweet Small Stories

The Twitter Fiction Festival held by The American Associations of Publishers, Penguin and Random House kicked off yesterday, inviting authors from around the world to tweet extremely short stories.

To keep things organized, the Twitter Fiction Festival has a schedule on its website, detailing the days, times and a snippet of the plot you can expect to see from by authors like A. McCall Smith, who penned the ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ and R.L. Stine, who is well-known for the ‘Goosebumps’ series for kids. 

Just as the nature of 140 character tweets are short and sweet, so is the festival, which will only last from the 12th to the 16th of this month for 2014. Although social media is often blamed for shortening attention spans and ruining language, this is a clever way to celebrate authors and engage readers online.