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Gayle's Twitter Fiction Advent Calendar 2013

Posted by Gayle Beveridge on Saturday, November 30, 2013, In : Twitter 



Christmas morning a couple lounging in dressing gowns; sip tea and exchange gifts. They’ve done it eighteen years. They will do it forever.


Day of Reckoning

Elwin hated January staff reviews. He hoped Santa had forgiven the packaging mix-up with the Poppy, not Poopy dolls; such a small mistake.


Dedication and Understanding

He was away ea...

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A Twitter Fiction Advent Calendar

Posted by Gayle Beveridge on Thursday, November 28, 2013, In : Twitter 

A Twitter Fiction Advent Calendar!

To celebrate the Christmas season and because Advent calendars are not just for children, for each of the days counting down to Christmas I will open a virtual door to reveal neither chocolate or novelty toy, neither poem or picture but a new Christmas themed twitter fiction tale.

Do you remember the Advent calendars of your childhood, the daily the anticipation of finding the correct door each day and opening it to reveal the treasure within?  What pe...

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How to Write a Good Twitter Story

Posted by Gayle Beveridge on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Twitter 

A twitter story must be written within the 140 character limit imposed by that medium. That’s around twenty five words; but is it really enough to tell a tale. The answer, a resounding yes, is evidenced by the growing number of people taking up the twitter fiction challenge. Without wanting to apply rules to constrain this literary art form, I thought we might take a moment to talk about what makes a good twitter story.

A story should have a beginning, middle and an end, albeit that may be...

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How does a Writer Gain Followers on Twitter?

Posted by Gayle Beveridge on Thursday, May 19, 2011, In : Twitter 
I've been asked how a writer gains followers on twitter and I'm happy to share what I have learned so far, along with a number of useful links. 

Your posts should not be a stream of self promotion; to receive you must first give. I endeavour to post one twitter story every day, through which I maintain a presence and offer something to the readers.  Don't post too much to Twitter at once; there have been spirited discussions about how much is too much with many suggesting the line be drawn at ...

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