Microblogging novel

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A microblogging novel, also known as a micro novel, is a fictional work or novel written and distributed in small parts, defined by the system it is published within. A 'Twitter novel' would be published in chapters of 140 characters or less,[1][2][3] and a 'Facebook novel'[4] might be limited by Facebook's 'read more' limitations of 300 characters.


Micro novels are related to blog fiction, which is published in blog format.[5] Another related phenomenon is the cell phone novel where installments are sent out to readers via SMS; this type of publishing originated in Japan. Micro novels have also been known to be published through email.[citation needed] Similar manifestations include flash fiction, a work of fiction completed in 1000 words or less, where the publishing medium is irrelevant.


  1. ^ Mg Siegler (14 July 2009). "3,700 Tweets And 480,000 Characters Later, There Will Be An Original Novel On Twitter". TechCrunch. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Tony Tharakan (9 August 2009). "Writing a novel? Just tweet it". Reuters (India). Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Juliet Ye (11 March 2010). "China's first Twitter novel". wsj.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  4. ^ First Facebook novel blurs the line between author and reader. Deutsche Welle. July 16, 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  5. ^ Jim McClellan (8 April 2004). "How to write a blog-buster". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 October 2012.