"Worst. Person. Ever." by Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland Announces New Novel Via Twitter

News by Christopher Shultz
In about 140 characters, the author reveals a title and release date for his forthcoming book.
Bret Easton Ellis is Writing a New Novel

Never Say Never: Bret Easton Ellis is Writing a New Novel

News by Christopher Shultz March 1, 2013
The author and provocateur decides fiction still interests him. What will come of his latest project?

Twitter: Destructor Of Grammar Or Awesome Word Factory?

Column by Kimberly Turner February 28, 2013
Is Twitter's inescapable deluge of 140-character blurbs massacring English as we know it or pushing us to write tighter, more concise copy?
Neil Gaiman's Calendar of Tales Released

Neil Gaiman's Calendar of Tales Released

News by Christopher Shultz
Two weeks after the project's announcement, Gaiman delivers twelve diverse tales.
'Calendar of Tales' - Neil Gaiman, Blackberry

Neil Gaiman Teams with Blackberry for 'Calendar of Tales’

News by Dean Fetzer February 6, 2013
The popular author is teaming up with the mobile phone giant to produce a reader-generated calendar ‘powered’ by social media.

Think Through Twitter: Questions for the Social Media Artist

Column by Phil Jourdan January 31, 2013
The creative potential in social media platforms is obvious, but what about the other side? Phil Jourdan looks at the way Twitter can encourage new ways of thinking critically about the arts.
“Rogue” Tweet From A.A. Knopf

“Rogue” Tweet From A.A. Knopf Sparks Conjecture

News by Dean Fetzer January 29, 2013
A tweet on Friday from Random House’s most civilized imprint raised a few eyebrows.
BookRx Suggests Books Based on Twitter

BookRx Suggests Books Based on Your Twitter Posts

News by Dean Fetzer January 4, 2013
A team at Northewestern University has created an app which analyses your Twitter posts and then recommends books it thinks you’ll like.

Would Jane Austen Write A Blog? (and other things writers probably shouldn't do)

Column by Cath Murphy November 16, 2012
Being it is NaNoWriMo, it seems right to look back at the great writers of our time and ask if they would have joined in, or laughed their asses off instead.
Joyce Carol Oates Joins Twitter

Joyce Carol Oates Joins The Twitter Community

News by Benoît Lelièvre November 1, 2012
Legendary author Joyce Carol Oates has created a personal Twitter account. She's very, very good at it.
thsrs for twitter

Online Thesaurus Gives Shorter Alternatives To Big Words

News by Christopher Shultz October 19, 2012
Need less lengthy options for your prose? Thsrs has you covered.
Twitterature: Is The Tweet The New Haiku?

Twitterature: Is The Tweet The New Haiku?

News by Dave Reuss June 15, 2012
Does the inherent constraint of a tweet foster creativity?
Jennifer Egan Twitter Short Story

Jennifer Egan Is Using Twitter To Release Her Next Short Story

News by Rob Hart
Jennifer Egan, author of 'A Visit from the Good Squad,' is doling out a short story one tweet at a time, in advance of its publication in 'The New Yorker' on Monday.

No Thanks, Mr Franzen, I Like My Novels Difficult

Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2012
Never mind Jonathan Franzen's rants on eBooks and Twitter. He poses a more serious threat: the decline of literary difficulty.
Jonathan Franzen hates twitter

Jonathan Franzen, Cranky Curmudgeon, Hates Twitter, Gets Tweeted About

News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 6, 2012
Is Jonathan Franzen gunning for Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' seat? During a speaking engagement last night, he admitted that he finds Twitter "unspeakably irritating." Naturally, it spawned a hashtag.
R.L. Stine Twitter Story

R.L. Stine Terrifies Twitter By Tweeting Story About A Scary Kitchen

News by Rob Hart
R.L. Stine, author of the mega-popular Goosebumps series, took to Twitter to tell a short horror story in nine tweets.
LeVar Burton gets Reading Rainbow Twitter

Internet Helps LeVar Burton Wrest Control Of Reading Rainbow Twitter Handle

News by Rob Hart February 2, 2012
For years, a squatter had been sitting on @ReadingRainbow, and hasn't even been using it to tweet. So LeVar Burton stepped in, to claim what was his... and on Tuesday he declared victory.

Literary Longshots

Column by Brandon Tietz January 24, 2012
LitReactor examines three potential publishing breakthroughs. Are they worth the trouble?
Is Cormac McCarthy on Twitter?!?

Did Cormac McCarthy Join Twitter? Nope.

News by Rob Hart January 23, 2012
Some huckster tricks people into believing the notoriously reclusive author joined Twitter.
Good news for Twitter users

Big News For Twitter Nerds: Embeddable Tweets And A New Marketing Opportunity

News by Rob Hart December 14, 2011
Two Twitter news items for the price of one: The social media network is finally providing embed codes for tweets, plus a cool new marketing opportunity.

Hashtag Haiku: #funwithshortforms

Column by Taylor Houston December 12, 2011
Take a break from all that serious writing to play with a couple short forms--one old, one new.

Using Social Networks To Build A Writing Brand, i.e. How To Whore Yourself On Twitter

Column by Rob Hart October 26, 2011
Social networking is easy if you want to tell people what you had for dinner last night. When you're a writer building a brand, it requires a little more thought--and a lot more dedication.
Announcing the Winners of our 'Show Us Your Shelves' Contest

Announcing the Winners of our 'Show Us Your Shelves' Contest

News by Tina Estlin Page October 3, 2011
Here are the winners for our very first contest, "Show us Your Shelves!" Lit Nerds & Their Oft' Fussed Happy Place