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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.


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