Good intentions are great. They’re better when you actually execute on them.
I had every intention of resurrecting my Tuesday Twitterature in April, I managed to half succeed. Honestly, the widening gap had become an ever increasing embarrassment and I really needed to get back to some creative writing, and really, Twitterature is a really simple way to give myself windows of creativity without a huge commitment when I simply don’t have the time or energy for anything of a longer format. more “Twitterature: April 2018”
Originally published in the BFS Journal #14, Jul 2015 – British Fantasy Society
Text-based adventures were some of our first early videogames to use progression or creation of a narrative as the main method of play. These games first appeared in the 1970s, then became incredibly popular in the 1980s due to their simplicity to create and power. Text-based adventures are merely a subsection of interactive fiction, a cornerstone of games development. This genre has suffered with a fall from grace and was neglected for many years, but now it’s back with a vengeance. more “The Rebirth of Interactive Fiction”
November was a little hectic as right at the beginning of the month I had the opportunity to finally visit New York city. It was pretty exciting to finally be able to see the place and the sights, so creative stuff took a little bit of a back seat whilst I ogled the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, the Statue of Liberty, the bridges, Central Park and the Met. I was also supremely privileged to go see the Broadway production of Hamilton and sampled some fabulous Manhattans along the way.
Nevertheless, whilst I was getting into a New York State of Mind, I managed to do a little bit of writing. more “Twitterature: November 2017”
A round-up of my attempts at twitterature this month, there was definitely a witchy/spooky/horror Halloween vibe going on!
Sadly, I managed to completely miss posting on the 31st itself, I did tweet… it just wasn’t writing. Here’s what I managed to turn out:
more “Twitterature: October 2017”
In August I challenged myself to post one piece of Twitterature up a week, inspired by friend and author Liss Macklin, her being the one who initially switched me on to the microfiction. Some of you may be asking “What on earth is ‘twitterature’?” well, Wikipedia calls it:
Twitterature (a portmanteau of Twitter and literature) is literary use of the microblogging service of Twitter. It includes various genres, including aphorisms, poetry and fiction written by individuals or collaboratively.
The 140-character maximum imposed by the medium provides a creative challenge.
more “Twitterature: A Challenge”