Many people say that Twitter is just another one of those time-wasting social media sites, but I always counter with the fact that sites like Twitter are just tools with many different applications and the way we choose to use them determines whether they are a waste of time or not. I have been lucky to come across some very interesting things that relate to my profession through Twitter, the most recent and notable being a social community that revolves around collaborative creative writing called Protagonize.
Created by Nick Bouton, Protagonize allows writers to create profiles and post any kind of story they like. After posting the story, they can choose the way other members can add to it. Members can follow their favourite contributors, rate their stories, and leave comments. The result is an interesting collaborative exercise that breeds creativity and technical improvement, and connects users with a broad creative writing community. Protagonize builds on the old Choose Your Own Adventure books we grew up with, except in this form they call it Addventure, or the creation of collaborative fiction.
Check out my profile and let’s make some storytelling magic together!