Here's a story about how Twitter has either contributed to, or rode on the coattails of Mad Men's success.
Take a look. It's an interesting use of what, up to now, I had considered just another product of our self-centered society.
(He says from the comfort of his totally self-centered blog.)
But after hearing how this woman tweeted her way into a pretty good gig, it struck me that Twitter could be a great book promotion tool and yes, I totally understand that this is old news.
But this is a little different. This is tweeting in character, and engaging in a conversation with readers as, in my case, John Harper, which would be easy as Harper's voice is close to my own. I even considered tweeting in my WIP's protagonist's voice, which adds the further wrinkle of time. He would have to tweet from 1941.
This presupposes that anyone actually gives a fuck about what these characters think. But it's got to be as interesting as hearing about someone eating Froot Loops for lunch. It would be easier with a character from a best-selling series, if I had a best-selling series, or even a slow-selling series.
I had considered Twitter as something I could ignore. But if I ever get this new book out, the old man may just have to learn something new.
Have you tweeted? Was it everything you dreamed it would be? Is this tweeting in character something you'd try, or have seen others try?
Talk to me.