Storytelling in Four Tweets, Featuring Kristine Scalzi

Premise, conflict, resolution, denouement — it’s all here, man!

I think this counts as one of the books for my deal. I’ll have to check.

37 Comments on “Storytelling in Four Tweets, Featuring Kristine Scalzi”

  1. I just saw a show on UK tv where an American guy woke up from the anesthetic after a colonoscopy and thought the woman standing over him was the most beautiful he’d ever seen. He was blown away when she told him she was his wife.

    Fiction, meet truth. Like, way strange.

  2. does the contract specify the length of the books? Most of them do specify a certain number of words……although, hey, if you can get away with it, great! Keep writing!

  3. fuzznose: From what I’ve read about these things, if the contract specifies x and such number of novels, then the industry generally defines a novel as a minimum of 40,000 words. Anything less is classified as a novella, novelette, or short story. This I believe applies to adult novels; I don’t know about YA.

  4. If only you had submitted it to Tor for publication before you put it up here.

  5. Dude, you’re showing your uvula in that third pic. Does your wife approve of this?

  6. Somehow I have never noticed Krissy’s ear piercings. Fabulous and I like Amal’s thinking!

    (Full disclosure: I can’t be bothered to wear earrings often enough to keep my, relatively, standard pair of holes reliably open.)

  7. I think if you get to count that against your contract, you officially have the world’s best agent.

  8. Money jokes already getting old, but I cannot resist …..

    Don’t you have a guy to handle pesky bills now? No need to dirty your hands with such egalitarian trappings as handling money.

  9. Though my husband retains the title “Most Tolerant Spouse in the World,” Krissy is offering stiff competition.

  10. Maybe Tor will accept it as a part of a book if you adopt the “Wisdom from My Internet” model of good bookifying.

  11. Need more angst, brooding, pointless brutality, people being terrible for the hell of it, and catchy songs.

    Those are what’s popular now, y’know!


  12. with a little photoshoppy alien thing behind those windows, you are totally covered for book one. (please note: not a legal opinion)

  13. Yeah, but … this just proves you are not a bunny-suit wearing SJW because she would split the check, or paid for it herself. Turns out you ARE a real he-man MilSF protagonist… You need a better character name, though: Duke Lancer, or something similar…

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