Philippa Gregory Tweets Her New Novel
Starting August 11th, Gregory will be writing a series of tweets in the voice of Elizabeth Woodville, the Plantagenet queen who is the central character of the new book, The White Queen. Her publisher, Simon & Schuster, say it is the first time a bestselling author has condensed their novel on twitter.
The 150,000 word story was a bit of a challenge to condense into nearly 250 tweets of 140 characters or less, but Gregory seems quite pleased with her results. “Tweets are a discipline, rather like a haiku, and the shortness of the sentence gives each one a rhythm which is really interesting for prose,” she said. “It was more like writing poetry than prose. And some of the tweets seem to me to be more arresting than the prose of the book.”
You can catch Gregory’s tweets as The White Queen’s Elizabeth Woodville from August 11th to 17th by following her at @ElizWoodville on twitter.
The White Queen will be available for rent, download, and purchase from Simply Audiobooks on August 18th.
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