Welcome to the Bite-Sized Dracula project, a modernized, semi-humorous take on Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel.
BSD encompasses multiple Web 2.0 media to tell the story of Dracula.
The major heroes of the novel each have their own account on Twitter and will be tweeting the events of the novel. These tweets will be paraphrased from the original, in order to condense and modernize the language. Additional commentary and non-canonical occurrences will also be included.
The actual text of the novel will be posted on this blog and linked to the character tweets.
Additional character profiles and information about this project can be found at dracula-bites.com.
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Bite-Sized Dracula was first “performed” so to speak on Twitter from April to November 2009 and is returning in all its glory in 2011.
I first had the idea as a response to a Blog for a Beer prompt on Fantasy Friday, but didn’t think to do anything with it. Once I’d gotten more involved with Twitter I discovered that others had already started using Twitter for their own fictional characters. Originally the project was an attempt to garner some publicity so that when I was ready to query literary agents with my own novel I’d be able to show my abilities at promoting myself. Alas, the novel is nowhere near done, but I found Real-Time Dracula so engaging that it became a creative pursuit in and of itself.