Now I am going to be put to the test. I am going to attempt to write some fiction, 140 characters or less at a time.
This will be done using the Beta version of a new online writing and posting service called Quillpill. Thank you to Jamie Paulson from www.thriceallamerican.com for bringing it to my attention.
What is Quillpill?
From the site:
Quillpill helps you find the time to write at your own pace and wherever you are.
Quillpill supplies you the writer, diary keeper, poet, or reader with access to a unique writing tool for mobile and web. The mobile web offers you a much more book-like experience than even a laptop can, as the mobile phone is the first web-able device that is as portable, accessible, and personal as a paperback novel or your favorite journal. The best part is: You already own it and carry it with you!
But who is going to read a book or story written 140 characters at a time?
According to the site, it is already very popular in Japan, where they say that books written on cell phones have become best sellers in print. It doesn’t have to be via cell phone either. You can submit via laptop, gaming platforms like PSP and the Wii, as well as with desktops. It’s just it can only be 140 characters at a time.
What can you write at 140 characters at a time? It seems to me poetry and micro-diaries would be most form fitting, though they suggest note taking (Jott seems to have that covered) and story telling as well.
So I will attempt to write something at 140 characters per entry, with only 1 to 4 entries a day. But it must be epic, it must be important and it must be relevant. Therefore, I will attempt to write the story of Chalkoff Challenge XI.
I am willing to supplement the postings with 140 character or less lines suggested from any of you. (at my discretion) ((and in keeping with editorial flow of course))