Note from the Founder
Cheers, to weathering the storm!
Founder and CEO, DailyLit
Twitter: @susandanziger, @dailylit
Twitter Fiction Festival
Remember DailyLit’s Twitter Tales challenge to write a tweet-length story? Now Twitter is officially going big with fiction. The Twitter Fiction Festival lets writers experiment with Twitter in some creative storytelling over a 5 day period. You’ll need to apply to participate; the deadline is this week (Nov. 15th). But don’t worry, we’d still love to see the fruits of your tweets here in DailyLit’s forum.
Make Your eReader look like The Great Gatsby
BookRiot’s Guide to AMAZING authors
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the amount of great literature there is to tackle? Well, Bookriot may be coming to your rescue. The literary site did a Kickstarter project called START HERE: Read Your Way to 25 Amazing authors. Each section presents an author, explains why you might want to try him/her, and lays out a three or four book reading sequence. Folks have already submitted guides to Herman Melville’s lesser known works as well as a flowchart for William Faulkner’s writing.
Recently we were introduced to a new way to write “tappable stories” on your iPhone or iPad. Tapestry.is launched earlier this month. The experience feels a bit like putting together a PowerPoint. After you create your story, you get a URL which you can send or tweet to others so your piece can be inserted right into their version of the Tapestry app.
Libraries to the Rescue
Public libraries around New York came to the rescue during Hurricane Sandy. They provided warmth, light, Internet and charging stations — a new twist on the value of public libraries. And Scholastic just announced it would donate 1 million books to schools and libraries affected by the storm. We’ve heard amazing stories of generosity and gratitude. In DailyLit’s forums we’re collecting your own stories from the Hurricane. You can share them here.
I hope you’ll join us here at DailyLit and elsewhere in helping victims of the hurricane. You can donate to the Fund for Hurricane Relief or give needed help and supplies to organizations listed here.