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First held in 2012, the Twitter Fiction Festival was a five-day virtual writing celebration held entirely on Twitter.  Authors and everyday people from around the world submitted their fiction ideas. Storytellers created characters, crowd-sourced plots, used imagery to convey narrative, and crafted multiple handles to weave together tales in real-time.

From March 12-16, 2014, the Association of American Publishers and Penguin Random House are partnering to put on this year’s festival which will again see a showcase of authors from across the industry will be crafting fiction on Twitter. During the festival, anyone is invited to jump in and tell stories with the hashtag #TwitterFiction.

As part of the festival Random House India writer Meghna Pant, author of Happy Birthday and Other Stories and One and a Half Wife, will be retelling the Mahabharata in 100 tweets from Thursday 13th March.  You can follow her on @meghnapant or with #TwitterFiction

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