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What’s a Nanonovel?



A nanonovel is a novel the length of which does not exceed 140 characters, including its title and maybe (I’m not sure yet) “ — The End.” That’s 128 characters for title and content. Published on Twitter.

Nanonovels have nothing whatsoever to do with NaNoWriMoNos. They’re just tiny novels. Very tiny novels. Actually, around 2–3 ‰ of a regular novel, that’s one percent of one percent.

Frankly, I don’t have the faintest idea whether I can actually pull this off. How much compression and compactification can I handle? I don’t know, I’ll find out.

At least it’s brain gymnastics. That can’t be bad, can it.


If you have something valuable to add or some interesting point to discuss, I’ll be looking forward to meeting you at Mastodon!

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