So I just enoyed my first interview on Twitter. It was all a bit bizarre, but a good laugh. Those good people over at AustLiterature have a Twitter weblog called Tweet An Aussie Author and they were kind enough to catch and post a transcript of the whole thing. It looks a bit like this:
Transcript: Alan Baxter Interview
January 18th, 2010
RyanASpan: Welcome everyone to our very first Twitterview with @AlanBaxter. Alan, what was the first time you knew you wanted to be a writer?
AlanBaxter: When I was about 7 and handed in an epic three page story. Everyone else had written 1 or 2 paragraphs!
RyanASpan: Ha, I see. What drew you to writing genre fiction, rather than more ordinary works? Was your story an SFF one too? 😉
thurtinkle: Hi Alan. How do you balance inspiration, structure and characterisation in a story?
AlanBaxter: It was genre, actually – a guy lost in time, being chased by dinosaurs, I think. I just love the scope to explore the imagination that spec fic allows. Why be tied down by reality? @thurtinkle Inspiration comes first, then structure is planned. If it’s done well, characterisation happens organically.
RyanASpan: Let’s talk a little bit about MageSign. Where did the idea come from? What made this particular story come alive?
ErgoFiction: What was your coolest experience with a fan ~ 7:15 AM Jan 19th, 2010
Thanks to Ryan and all those that took part or watched on.