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Rebecca Woodhead was nominated for a Shorty Award!

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Rebecca Woodhead (rebeccawoodhead on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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British Author in US I recommend @rebeccawoodhead in the Shorty Award category #literature because...this award could be just what she needs
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Kathryn Eastman I vote for @RebeccaWoodhead for a Shorty Award in #literature because... she won't give up until she's published
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Paul Carroll I vote for @rebeccawoodhead for a Shorty Award in #literature because she's inspired me to keep on writing and to never give up. Ever.
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dutchguy22 I vote for @rebeccawoodhead for a Shorty Award in #literature because...she has not yet published a book
Marg Evans
Marg Evans I vote for @rebeccawoodhead for a Shorty Award in #literature because she loves the Ebglish langage, & makes me smile!
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The Shorty Interview
with Rebecca Woodhead
What's your best tweet?
You'd have to ask my followers. The 6 word story 'Miss Haversham was gay, he discovered' won a contest though so it might be in the running.
What are six things you could never do without?
Love, oxygen, solitude, company, words, water
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Twitter is my digital campfire. It's where I share stories with the people who will be my readers when I am published.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Tweetchat's handy. I use it to follow literary hashtags like #LitChat - they become like little word nerd chat rooms.
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
#poultryfilms is pretty funny. I thought Bantam of the Opera might be a good title or maybe Goosebusters.
What feature should Twitter add?
Should be able to search and categorise old DMs. Should also be able to arrange tweetups straight from Twitter, and post pics in tweet stream
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Maggie Simpson. I like the idea she would tweet before she could talk.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
Almost too obvious to say, but... antidisestablishmentarianism
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
The Queen; especially if she DM'd me what she REALLY thinks of the speech they make her put her name to at the State Opening of Parliament.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
Bullies and obsessives. I'm so fond of the 'block' function that the baddies in my nightmares now come with a big 'block' button.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I survived a coma and taught myself to write again; because no matter how hard life is I keep writing, or because you like my tweets.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#KickCancer - for my friend @BubblyBex - she's in the 'health' category. Would be good if #peace would top trend, internationally, for a day.
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
The Word Nerd Army of course!
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#WordNerdArmy
How do you make your tweets unique?
You'd have to ask my followers that question but I imagine writing haiku or 6 word stories or other timed 'literary stand-up' is unique.
What inspires you to tweet?
Life, literature, funny things. Word Nerds in general and the Word Nerd Army in particular.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Often. At that point I describe it as 'research' - you can't get cross at someone for working hard.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Give more than you take. Listen more than you speak. Retweet often but use your voice too. Block meanies. Follow people you find interesting.
How long can you go without a tweet?
All my life until last year.
What question are we not asking here that we should?
Which of your competitors deserves to win this more than you?
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
@stephenfry because he is so generous with his time and kind to his followers. He tolerates a lot of BS too without dishing it out. Top chap.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Many years ago, I almost shared pizza with Stephen Fry and I wanted to chat with him again. Also, I wanted to build an 'author platform.'
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
When I discovered Twitter, I was too ill to leave the house. It was like the door suddenly opened and I could escape.
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
My followers are perfect just as they are. :)
How will the world change in 2010?
I hope to be published by the end of 2010. That will change my world completely. Also, ebooks will take off in ways we cannot imagine.
What are some big Twitter faux pas?
Asking people to follow you; being nasty if they don't; cyber-bullying; underestimating the Word Nerd Army; taking Stephen Fry's name in vain
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
It may be a bit more wrinkly, but with a daily 'cleanse, tone and moisturise' routine, it'll look OK. Plastic surgery won't suit it.