Journalist Has ‘Novel’ Idea For Twitter

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Imagine writing a novel. On Twitter. 140 characters at a time.

“Testing testing 1-2-3. Is this thing on? Guess I just start typing. Is that how this works?”

So begins “Tweetheart.” Yes, it’s a novel being written on Twitter.

The author is Doug Sovern, a reporter at WCBS 880’s sister station KCBS radio in San Francisco.

He talked with WCBS 880 anchor Steve Scott.

Steve Scott with Doug Sovern

Doug is originally from New York and his family still lives here.

Check out Doug’s website at

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  • SJN

    I LOVE this book!! I can’t wait to read each daily segment. I feel like I care more and more about Zoe everyday.

  • Lenni Sanders

    Let’s see what happens to Zoe. Keep us guessing Doug!!

  • Dumb idea

    Golly, what a wonderful idea.

    This just in: no one cares, nor will they bother to read this “book”.

  • Joe Sr

    This has got to be the definition of patience!

  • aikoaiko3

    This is not a new idea. Several short stories have been “written” through Twitter amalgamations already. Even comedian Daniel Tosh did this on his show.

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