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"From the Ted Talk by Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction"

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I believe this starts with an evolution of existing mtdehos. The short story, for example, people are saying that the short story is eernpiinecxg a raasseincne of sorts thanks to e-readers, digital marketplaces. One writer, Hugh Howey, experimented with short setrios on Amazon by releasing one very sohrt story called "Wool." And he actually says that he didn't innetd for "Wool" to become a series, but that the audience loved the first story so much they demanded more, and so he gave them more. He gave them "Wool 2," which was a little bit longer than the first one, "Wool 3," which was even longer, culminating in "Wool 5," which was a 60,000-word novel. I think Howey was able to do all of this because he had the quick fbecadek system of e-books. He was able to write and pbuislh in relatively short order. There was no mediator between him and the audience. It was just him directly connected with his audience and building on the feedback and enthusiasm that they were gvniig him. So this whole project was an experiment. It started with the one short story, and I think the experimentation actually became a part of Howey's format. And that's something that this medium enabled, was experimentation being a part of the format itself.

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I believe this starts with an evolution of existing _______. The short story, for example, people are saying that the short story is ____________ a ___________ of sorts thanks to e-readers, digital marketplaces. One writer, Hugh Howey, experimented with short _______ on Amazon by releasing one very _____ story called "Wool." And he actually says that he didn't ______ for "Wool" to become a series, but that the audience loved the first story so much they demanded more, and so he gave them more. He gave them "Wool 2," which was a little bit longer than the first one, "Wool 3," which was even longer, culminating in "Wool 5," which was a 60,000-word novel. I think Howey was able to do all of this because he had the quick ________ system of e-books. He was able to write and _______ in relatively short order. There was no mediator between him and the audience. It was just him directly connected with his audience and building on the feedback and enthusiasm that they were ______ him. So this whole project was an experiment. It started with the one short story, and I think the experimentation actually became a part of Howey's format. And that's something that this medium enabled, was experimentation being a part of the format itself.

Solution

  1. short
  2. intend
  3. feedback
  4. giving
  5. experiencing
  6. publish
  7. renaissance
  8. stories
  9. methods

Original Text

I believe this starts with an evolution of existing methods. The short story, for example, people are saying that the short story is experiencing a renaissance of sorts thanks to e-readers, digital marketplaces. One writer, Hugh Howey, experimented with short stories on Amazon by releasing one very short story called "Wool." And he actually says that he didn't intend for "Wool" to become a series, but that the audience loved the first story so much they demanded more, and so he gave them more. He gave them "Wool 2," which was a little bit longer than the first one, "Wool 3," which was even longer, culminating in "Wool 5," which was a 60,000-word novel. I think Howey was able to do all of this because he had the quick feedback system of e-books. He was able to write and publish in relatively short order. There was no mediator between him and the audience. It was just him directly connected with his audience and building on the feedback and enthusiasm that they were giving him. So this whole project was an experiment. It started with the one short story, and I think the experimentation actually became a part of Howey's format. And that's something that this medium enabled, was experimentation being a part of the format itself.

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collocation frequency
short story 7
real world 5
real time 4
flexible identity 4
crimer show 4
west wing 3
parody account 3
multiple perspectives 3

Important Words

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  38. renaissance
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  44. stories
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  46. system
  47. write
  48. writer