I tend to plot my own course through life, and have, on occasion, faced accusations of stubbornness. It therefore took quite a while for me to get around to following the advice of my good friend Julie Hutchings and take the plunge with regards to social media, and Twitter in particular.
With Julie's help by way of some initial hand-holding (and answering of what were probably dumb questions) I've now gathered up a few followers, and made some new friends and contacts.
This leads me to #thezombieproject. Eighteen Twitter users (including myself and Julie) coming together to write a zombie story but in a different way to the norm. Rather than collaborate on plot one writer will start the story, and then, as the baton is passed on, it's up to the writer of the next section to determine what direction to take. The only rule is that somehow there must be a link to the story before, but let's face it, that's more or less a blank canvas.
So, in essence, there's a ripple effect, or butterfly effect if you prefer. Each section will be posted on each of our blogs, with the opening story coming soon. It should be fun for us as writers, and hopefully for you as readers, so let's see where our combined imaginations can take us.