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Paul Carroll was nominated for a Shorty Award!

I'm a writer of three novels and I run an online writers group. *Slightly* crazy... just a bit.

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Paul Carroll (writeranonymous 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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Brendan McLoughlin
Brendan McLoughlin I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
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Brendan McLoughlin I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #art because... he has been an inspiration to all at the literary den
Amy I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because he adopted my novel for NaNo & helped A LOT :)
Amy I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #art because... he adopted my novel for NaNoWriMo & helped A LOT :)
Lisa Sills
Lisa Sills I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #art because... he lives to inspire.
Ronnie I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #art because...he's dedicated to his craft and does magic with words.
Ronnie I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because...
Sandra Leigh
Sandra Leigh I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because I admire his tenacity.
Lisa Sills
Lisa Sills I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because he dedicates himself to helping writers!
senankeatingwarnock. I nominate @writeranonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because his writing is very descriptive. :]
Rebecca Woodhead
Rebecca Woodhead I nominate @WriterAnonymous for a Shorty Award in #literature because he is a Word Nerd Knight. We both belong in top 5
The Shorty Interview
with Paul Carroll
What are six things you could never do without?
My laptop, my iPod, a notebook, a pen, a good book and a cup of tea - all essential in my line of work as a writer.
How do you use Twitter in your professional life?
Using it to send links to blogs I write, and to help raise my status as a writer.
What's your favorite Twitter app?
Until it stopped working on my out-of-date iPod, Twitterific. It was so easy to use, and it looked cool too!
Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter for actually networking, Facebook for childish games and college friends. But I like the idea of talking about books on Twitter more!
What was the funniest trend you've seen?
Because I'm slightly immature that way... 3wordsaftersex. Some of the tweets from friends had me in stitches.
What feature should Twitter add?
A feature to shorten links itself. Apps have it, why can't Twitter?
Who do you wish had a Twitter feed but doesn't?
Darren Shan, Garth Nix and more of my friends from home - I wouldn't need Facebook if they were all on Twitter.
What are some words or phrases you refuse to shorten for brevity?
I never "lol" - it's always "haha" or a longer equivilent. I never use text talk unless it's entirely neccessary for retweeting.
Is there someone you want to follow you who doesn't already? If so, who?
I'd like for @KristinaHorner to follow me, because she's really cool and I'd like to be friends with her, but she doesn't see all my tweets.
Have you ever unfollowed someone? Who and why?
tweetmundo, because I no longer wished to use the service and I was annoyed with the constant DMs I was receiving.
Why should we vote for you?
Because I'm a Word Nerd, or because you want to read more of the writing I'm posting as a reulting of nominations in Literature.
Terms you wish would start trending on Twitter right now?
#literature, or #wordnerd - that'd spark a giant Twitter book movement!
What's the most interesting connection you've made through Twitter?
It has to be with @rebeccawoodhead - I didn't realise anyone could go through a life as bad as hers and still be going on so well.
Hashtag you created that you wish everyone used?
#q4shan - tried to get public questions for a Darren Shan interview, but no one responded or used the hashtag.
How do you make your tweets unique?
I try to speak with proper English, no text talk, while keeping my tone light hearted and as true to myself as possible. It's just me you see
What inspires you to tweet?
My followers and the friends I've made online. Knowing the numbers of each keeps increasing makes me want to tweet more and more.
Ever get called out for tweeting too much?
Once, but only when my Twitter was connected to my Bebo page and everyone thought I was having constant status updates instead of conversing.
140 characters of advice for a new user?
Follow people who interest you, not just celebrities. Reply to tweets. Use hashtags. Don't be afraid to try follow someone new.
How long can you go without a tweet?
That depends what else I'm doing. If I'm at home on my laptop... about 15 minutes, unless a game or my writing distracts me.
Who do you admire most for his or her use of Twitter?
It has to be the lovely @rebeccawoodhead - She's brought thousands of word lovers together and is a true friend!
Why'd you start tweeting?
I heard Stephen Fry did it, thought it sounded like fun and just gave it try. Have loved every moment of it!
Has Twitter changed your life? If yes, how?
Oh definitely! I spend more time on my laptop, but I'm also meeting new people, and I've gotten into new books as a result!
What do you wish people would do more of on Twitter?
It'd be nice for more people to reply to tweets - I never get replies to questions I ask, even when they apply to most of my followers.
How will the world change in 2010?
Hopefully I can raise money for cancer treatment with a poetry and a fiction anthology made up of submissions from various authors.
What will the world be like 10 years from now?
Full of new fiction, bad weather, but good friends.