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It may seem ironic, given that I wrote a book in tweets, but I’d like to think that while tweets and IMs and texts will continue to become more and more prevalent in our society, the actual prose novel will never disappear. Because a novel in tweets, e-mails, and blogs, is just one rung on the evolutionary ladder. There are still all those very successful forms of writing that have come before that made tweeting possible. My hope is that something like Tweet Heart will get people reading, pure and simple. It is fun, simple, and easy to follow. But I wanted it to have heart, and a message--which I think it does. And I think that what it does is speak to my audience directly. Tweets, IMs? That is the language of the younger adult. I truly hope that people who read Tweet Heart will feel like it is a book in “their” language. Something that they can read and understand and embrace. And really, like I said about being just a next step in the writing evolution, Tweet Heart is inspired by a classic novel--Cyrano de Bergerac. So to try and get back to your question, I think the impact is that these types of novels reflect our current world. They speak to an emerging audience and generation that will take them and mold them to fit their needs--instant or not.
Thank you for that insightful response, Liz! I like that you mentioned Cyrano de Bergerac-after reading your novel, I can see how that story would relate with yours. :)
Now, onto the giveaway rules! The prize pack includes: A signed copy of Tweet Heart, a water bottle and a bookmark. This contest is open until August 20th-the winner will be announced the 21st. The best part though? It's INTERNATIONAL!