Thursday, March 21, 2013
collective storytelling: A Moment of Weakness
this month, the London-based magazine Litro initiated a group writing experiment: they invited authors to write a collective story, one tweet at a time: "We had no idea how the experiment would turn out," Litrostory editor Emily Cleaver said. "Could a story written this way work? Would it come out as nonsense, or the whole thing fizzle out in a day?"
now the story is complete, and Litro put the tweets together on a page. it's a wild ride, but it is in fact a story. i joined the experiment, too, with two tweets, the first is the first line of the fourth paragraph, (inspired by Zen or the Art of Motorcycle and Twitterstory Maintenance), the second is one of the ocean-kneeling moments - and was there a third? funny, i am not sure.
anyway, the whole story is up now here, it starts with:
"It was a moment of weakness. Nothing more..."
read & enjoy ~
& a screenshot from the story in process: