Ever wanted to collaborate with Neil Gaiman? Here’s your chance
MediaBistro reports that starting in less then an hour, Neil Gaiman and a thousand Twitter followers will write an audiobook script together on Twitter–an epic test to see if the Twittersphere can actually cooperate on a story.
The whole project starts on this Twitter page
at 12 noon EST. Gaiman will tweet the first line of a
story, and the Twittersphere will add the next sentences, continuing
the story in a round-robin style. To be included, your
addition to the story must be tagged #bbcawdio and be sent to the
correct Twitter page, like this:
@BBCAA Your Tweet Here #bbcawdio
Here’s more from BBC Audiobooks America:
“When roughly 1000 Tweets are logged, we’ll edit the contributions and
compile a script, then head into the studio to record and produce the
audiobook. The final audiobook will be downloadable free on our website
and also available as a digital download at iTunes and other audiobook
Doing the math, that should be about 130,000 characters, probably around 21,000 words, which is in the ballpark of an audiobook script.
Neil’s twitter feed, in case you don’t have it, is @neilhimself.