As anyone who has reads my blog or listens to the Lords of Tyr podcast knows, I have a tendency to be a bit long-winded at times. This is partially because I have have a desire to be as complete as possible when I am addressing a subject, and partially because I just like the sound of my own voice.
I now have definitive proof that I should limit myself to 140 characters at a time.
It has just been announced by Wizards of the Coast that I have won the Elminster Must Die Twitter contest. My winning tweet was:
@WotC_Novels #elminster must die! At 1267 winters old he is personally responsible for bankrupting Social Security in the Realms.
Succinct and to the point.
Now this alone might not be considered proof that I should limit my writing to 140 characters or less. However, this is not the first Twitter contest I have won. Last year I entered ChattyDM’s About My PC Twitter contest.
I won the “Most Evocative PC” category with the following:
Almirith, Lord-in-Exile of the Willow Court. Scion of an Eladrin noble and elven huntswoman. A half-blood on the throne? Never! #aboutmyPC
So maybe I should just give up on long form writing entirely?
Nah, I don’t see that happening.
On a more serious note, there were a lot of great tweets in both of those contests. I am honored that I was picked.
Plus, I guess this means that unless something completely unforeseen occurs, I should be attending GenCon in 2011. So maybe I will have a chance to meet up with some of you there!