August 21, 2009

Co-writer to the world

Ever fancied yourself as an author? Join the whole world in writing a book! The WorldWritesABook.com project has come up with this brilliant idea of giving every person in this world a chance to co-write a book ... a snippet at a time!

The idea is to give each and every one of us ... from you, me and Chottu down the street, to Igor , Andre, Heather, Makame and Ling at the other corners of the globe ... a chance to write a snippet of the story, continuing from the first one published online by TWWAB team . Every day a new snippet is selected from all those submitted and the story rolls forward.

There is no pre-set plot ... that's up to you (and the 6 billion odd people populating this world) to decide. You can add new twists and turns, introduce new characters or kill them off, turn a hero into a villain or vice versa ... the mind boggles!

There are no guidelines except that you can submit only a snippet of 140 characters at a time and that you have to write it in english.

And here's where it gets really interesting ... the person with the most number of accepted snippets stands to win a Grand Prize of $25,000 !
Incentive enough? I would think that the chance to have a say in which way a story sways is more than good enough. But this really does sweeten the deal, doesn't it?

This book already looks set to become a best-seller to beat 'em all. After all, who wouldn't buy a book which they've written a part of ... even if that part is only 140 characters long! That's a definite market of about 6 billion books .

So what's the story so far? Read it here.
And hopefully your name is going to show up in that column in the accepted entry list.

6 comments:

  1. You're welcome! I hope I'm going to read your name and entry there soon.

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  2. wow.... thats great!! I'm off to read your article.. Well done Sunita!!

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  3. Hold on, Patricia! My snippet to fame isn't up there yet. I just found out about this project yesterday and just had to blog about it.

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  4. nice information.Thanks for the comment on my blog.Thanks for suggesting a book to me .i hope you will visit my site often.

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  5. Thanks, Lakshmi.
    About the book, you're welcome. I hope you get it; its quite an interesting read.

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