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How is Twitter changing fiction writing?

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A picture taken on October 23, 2012 shows the screen of a blackberry phone featuring the logo of micro-blogging site Twitter.
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The Great American Novel - we all dream about writing it, but who has the time? Maybe it would be a little less daunting if you could work on it 140 characters at a time. The Twitter Fiction Festival gets underway today. Would-be authors from around the world have been invited to share their stories and, possibly, give a new twist to the written word.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Jennifer Egan experimented with a short story for The New Yorker earlier this year made up entirely of tweets. She'll join The Daily Circuit Wednesday to talk about her project. 

Erin McKean, self-described "dictionary evangelist" and founder of Wordnik.com, will also join the discussion.