Today we are welcoming James Hutchings to the blog. He is participating in a BLB eBook Tour and I’m honored to be one of the stops he is making. He is promoting his new eBook Two-Fisted Tweets.
I must admit, I was intrigued when I read the description of this book! The Blurb from Smashwords reads: “Thirty mostly humorous stories, including science fiction, fantasy, horror and romance. Each story is less than 140 characters long (the length of a Twitter tweet). ” Since I am a newish Twitter fan who struggles to cram my thoughts into 140 characters – how can you turn a tweet into a short story? I started researching and found that most people are delighted with this little book. The rest are a bit puzzled. There wasn’t any negative responses that I could find! It’s kind of a unique idea. People write books from their blog posts, why not write a book from Twitter posts? I think it’s pretty creative! It’s new, it’s different and it certainly has people talking!
So, James is joining us today to answer a few questions:
1) If someone asked you what your book is about, what would you say?
Two-Fisted Tweets is a collection of thirty short stories. Each is less than 140 characters (the length of a Twitter tweet).
I was already writing short stories, but I probably wouldn’t have gone to this extreme unless I found places like nanoism, which specifically publish writing of 140 characters or less.
‘With This Device’ is probably my favorite.
Most reviews have been positive, though I’d like more people to buy it. I hope I haven’t accidentally created one of those books that are a critical success but a commercial failure. I’d rather it was the other way round.
I mostly read fantasy, particularly short stories.
I’m currently working on a short story collection, called Once Upon A Time: Fairy Tales For Cynical Adults. This will be out on Smashwords later this year.
I’m also working on a longer story. The setting is similar to the comic and film Watchmen, in that it’s a detective story where the detectives are superheroes. It’s called All-American Detectives. I’m not sure whether this will be part of Once Upon A Time, or published separately.
The best way is to go to my blog, http://teleleli.blogspot.com , and click on ‘publishing’ in the list of keywords. This will give you all my posts about my stories.