Last week, we issued a challenge to write the fictitious tweets of dead literary greats. The tweets rolled in, and per our swag promise, we selected one random winner to claim some free books: Ashley Van Buren*. Her tweet:
Moreover, we nerdily dug the results so much that we’ve decided to keep the challenge going for a few more days, with a new hook. This time around, write a tweet by a dead literary great, funny, sad or stirring, and post it in the Comments section here or on Twitter (include @WritersDigest), and your tweet just might be one of 10 that I’m hoping to feature in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest magazine. (
You can read the tweets from last week here, and I’ll post a few of the ones that came into our @WritersDigest Twitter account below.
*Ashley, can you e-mail your address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org?
AllesInAllem: “Brevity is the soul of Twitter” — Dorothy Parker
greyhausagency: “To Tweet, or not to tweet, that is the question?”
AbbyArrington: A tweet of one line, saves time. ~Benjamin Franklin
HorrorUpdates: “Never Explain Anything” #HPLovecraft #WinFreeBooks
SLClemens: I ponder the same question.
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