Terry Deary and Chipmunk launch new micro-novel written entirely on a Nokia E7!
Making reading more mobile-friendly is an obvious way to encourage more young people to get involved, and with that in mind Chipmunk and Horrible Histories author Terry Deary have come together to launch a new micro-novel written entirely on a Nokia E7.
The Nokia E7 is primarily a business device, but its combination of a spacious 4-inch touchscreen and a full-size physical QWERTY keyboard that slides out from the side of the screen makes it for us the ultimate Nokia smartphone for typing.
And it seems Terry Deary agrees, as the popular British author has used it to pen an entire novel – the brand new The Perfect Poison Pill Plot.
But Nokia hasn’t stopped there, and has called on popular rap star Chipmunk to narrate the novel in a special video interview available on Nokia UK’s Facebook page.
The Perfect Poison Pill Plot is a micro-novel as made popular by the Japanese keitai format of short stories composed and delivered entirely on mobile phones, with each chapter just 70-100 words long and designed to be delivered via text message.
“Writing a novel directly onto a phone was an interesting way to work,” Deary commented on composing the story. “It demonstrates just how easy it can be to have a creative outlet wherever you are, particularly for today’s young adults, who are so inherently familiar with technology.”
John Nichols, marketing director, Nokia UK, said: “We brought Chipmunk and Terry Deary together to launch The Perfect Poison Pill Plot to demonstrate how technology can fuel creativity in young people.
“Both artists engage young adults through their art, and we hope that combining their influence with the appetite for keitai will help make a difference.”
To check out The Perfect Poison Pill Plot for yourself, head over to the Nokia Facebook page. Better still, Nokia is encouraging budding writers to submit their own keitai short stories for the chance to win a brand new Nokia QWERTY smartphone.
Again, all the details you need are on the Nokia Facebook page, so head over there now and get involved!
We’d love to hear what you think about The Perfect Poison Pill Plot and the keitai format – and any stories of your own you’ve got up you’re sleeve too! Drop us a line in the Comments below to share your thoughts.