Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Over at Muddled Ramblings and Half-Baked Ideas Jerry Seeger has written a terrific review of Executive Severance!

"There were occasional tweets that I sat back and admired just for their economy. Wee tiny poems. One thing for sure, doing a story in this medium requires skill (and the willingness to drop the occasional punctuation mark).
It is a thought-provoking story, not so much for what it says, but for what it is. Which is something the story itself tells us."

Friday, August 17, 2012

Marshall McLuhan Wrote in Tweets!

Just received my brand new copy of Paul Levinson's New New Media (2nd Edition). Quickly looked for my name and found this on p. 40:
"But we may already have a glimpse of one of the new new media forms that Twitter is engendering or flipping into. Robert K. Blechman's Executive Severance (2012), described as a 'twitstery,' is a novel written entirely on Twitter, once a day, one tweet at a time...Twitter the new medium has engendered a genuinely new kind of novel, one that could not have existed before Twitter. The novel created in Tweets on Twitter completes the cycle started by McLuhan, who wrote in tweets before Twitter was born."