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Twitter fiction: Nicci French

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The husband-and-wife novelist team take up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerDarkness. I woke, felt the familiar weight in the bed, the breathing, the hand on my skin. "Oh, Paul," I said. "Who's Paul?" said the voice.• Tuesday's Gone, by Nicci French,...
Twitter fiction: Nicci French

Twitter fiction: Sabine Durrant

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The writer and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerShe told him she was sick of it. He never listened. If he'd looked up from the TV, he'd have seen the gun. He sighed. "Shoot," he said.• Sabine Durrant's Under Your Skin...
Twitter fiction: Sabine Durrant

Can robots really write novels?

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Why writing fiction is not beyond the capability of computers....
Can robots really write novels?

Twitter fiction: Katie Price

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The model turned reality TV star and writer takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerHe fastened the diamond necklace round her neck: "Happy anniversary, babe."It seemed the wrong time to tell him she was leaving.Katie PriceOriginal writingFictionTwitterInternetBloggingguardian.co.uk © 2012 Guardian News...
Twitter fiction: Katie Price

Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

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The radio dramatist turned novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerAcross the valley a man plays sad songs. They fill me like night. Come over, I shout, I know those. But his music is so loud, he can't hear.• Rachel...
Twitter fiction: Rachel Joyce

Twitter fiction: Meg Rosoff

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The novelist and children's writer takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer1st girlfriend (sex) 1st boyfriend (sex) booze (sex) drugs (sex) exams (sex) thinks about (sex) every 3 seconds never actually has (sex).• Meg Rosoff's There Is No Dog is published...
Twitter fiction: Meg Rosoff

Twitter fiction: Philip Hensher

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The novelist, critic and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerSandy. The Chrysler Building swung like a jewelled metronome; Third Avenue was extinguished. In the lightless heights, my hand was held.• The Missing Ink: The Lost Art Of Handwriting (And...
Twitter fiction: Philip Hensher

Twitter fiction: Mavis Cheek

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The award-winning novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerAfraid of lonely old age, I bought a lottery ticket. It came up.Now have many friends and a young, male companion. Children furious. Good.• Mavis Cheek was one of the judges of...
Twitter fiction: Mavis Cheek

Twitter fiction: William Sutcliffe

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The author takes our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Wouldn't it be cool if everyone obeyed us?" "Let's tell people there's a scary mindreading dude in the sky who says we should be in charge"• The Wall, by William Sutcliffe, is published by Bloomsbury at...
Twitter fiction: William Sutcliffe

Twitter fiction: Chris Cleave

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerA beta format for a life's memory, compressed. Hers uploads quickly.Buxton, hot drought of '76. His hands. A picnic rug. Underground water.• Gold by Chris Cleave is published in paperback by...
Twitter fiction: Chris Cleave

My desktop: TC Boyle

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The novelist talks us through his reluctant engagement with the digital age, and his strategies for escaping itWhen I'm on tour, circling in the endless holding pattern or slouched in some moulded plastic seat in a cacophonous airport waiting room after having my genitals prodded by a friendly TSA employee, I...
My desktop: TC Boyle

Twitter fiction: Tim Lott

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerNothing happened. Then it did. Adventures ensued. Helpers, adversaries came. He lost everything. Then, redemption. He was changed - forever.• Under The Same Stars by Tim Lott is published by Simon &...
Twitter fiction: Tim Lott
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Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

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The novelist and screenwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerI chopped down the ash tree and left you. Tears and sawdust, but both of you had to go and now I can see the view.• Deborah Moggach's latest novel, Heartbreak Hotel,...
Twitter fiction: Deborah Moggach

Twitter fiction: Mark Haddon

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The novelist and poet takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerLife is always flashing before your eyes. Look down. Children playing, trees and traffic, your shadow running over the ground to meet you.Mark HaddonOriginal writingFictionTwitterInternetBloggingguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited...
Twitter fiction: Mark Haddon

Twitter fiction: Damian Barr

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The writer and columnist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Optimism is Savile Row then Harley St. The surgeon sighed expensively as x-rays and fate flickered. She made a note to cancel his winter coat."• Maggie & Meis published by Bloomsbury on 9 May...
Twitter fiction: Damian Barr

Twitter fiction: David Baddiel

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The comedian, novelist and presenter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerHe became aware, typing, of the number below, diminishing like a barometer of his own moral worth #post-modern #self-reflexive #hashtag• The Death Of Eli Gold, by David Baddiel, is published by Fourth Estate at...
Twitter fiction: David Baddiel

Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Too many cooks," she once cried, tapping hands with the flat of her knife. Now she stood alone, tracing lines with the blade upon her wrist• The Hive, by Gill Hornby,...
Twitter fiction: Gill Hornby

RT @ebertchicago: Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing Fiction. Most important: "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." http://j.mp/bKiOPe

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RT @ebertchicago: Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules for Writing Fiction. Most important: "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it." http://j.mp/bKiOPe

Twitter fiction: Val McDermid

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The crime writer tries our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerHe couldn't work out why she'd grown interested in TV DIY shows. Then he leaned on the fatally weakened balcony wall of their highrise flat.• Val McDermid's new novel, Cross And Burn, is...
Twitter fiction: Val McDermid

Twitter fiction: Naomi Alderman

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The author and games writer takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerEach night, my TV turns itself on. The people in it are beautiful. Cold. Demanding. I tell them I can't do what they ask. But I know I will.• Naomi Alderman's The Liars'...
Twitter fiction: Naomi Alderman

Twitter fiction: Jojo Moyes

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The novelist and journalist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"How's your Mum?" he says. "Better. The kids?" "All good. See you soon." She gazes at the phone, pockets it, then walks towards Montmartre.• The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes...
Twitter fiction: Jojo Moyes

Twitter fiction: Joanna Briscoe

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The novelist and critic takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"What do you want?" "I want you." "But you cannot have me." It's always the same. Only this time, the plot will twist. Then twist harder.• Joanna Briscoe's latest novel, You,...
Twitter fiction: Joanna Briscoe

Twitter fiction: Esther Freud

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The novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerMother love is strong enough to lift a car. I'd heard that. But when my girl was hit by a Mercedes, I heaved, screaming. Nothing moved.• Lucky Break by Esther Freud is published...
Twitter fiction: Esther Freud

Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller

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Kerry Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel detective novels sell more than 250,000 copies on KindleA self-published author has beaten names including Lee Child, James Patterson and Stieg Larsson to become the bestselling ebook author on Amazon for the last three months of 2011, the online retailer said on Wednesday.Kerry Wilkinson, 31, self-published...
Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller

Twitter fiction: Kate Mosse

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The author and broadcaster takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerBlood on her hand. The wood, wet. A Christian memory or glimpse of what is to come? Wipe it away and wait• Citadel, by Kate Mosse, is published by OrionKate MosseOriginal writingFictionTwitterInternetBloggingKate Mosseguardian.co.uk ©...
Twitter fiction: Kate Mosse

Twitter fiction: Patrick Ness

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The award-winning novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewerThe future of fiction? he said. Maybe, she said. Will it have room for, you know, love & stuff? he said. Always, she said. OK then, he said.• The Crane Wife by...
Twitter fiction: Patrick Ness

Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

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The author, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Comrades, I will infiltrate the Bullingdon Club to expose it!"Next, undercover as a Tory MP, "I'm in deeper than I planned," thought Dave.• The Man Who Forgot His Wife,...
Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

Book publishers hunt online for the new EL James

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Following the success of Fifty Shades Of Grey, publishers eye authors who self-publishMainstream publishing houses are colonising fresh territory in the next stage of an ebook revolution that is changing not only how we read, but what we read, for ever.Following the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, which started...
Book publishers hunt online for the new EL James

Twitter fiction: Will Storr

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The journalist and novelist takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"I tried my best to capture her perfect beauty in photos, paintings and in wax. But, the silly girl, she wouldn't stop changing."• The Hunger And The Howling Of Killian Lone...
Twitter fiction: Will Storr
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