abookduct is collaborative writing on twitter.
It is about bringing different people together on the web to write a book, tweet by tweet, taking turns adding to the draft.
It is a wordplay on "abduct" with "a book duct", because it is:
- a channel for writing something on twitter, thus each book being written is considered a 'duct', by which people channel their collaborative work.
- a social network that 'abducts' people into writing and collaborating, involving them.
Please see our current website: http://abookduct.com/
(Note: the design does NOT need to be similar to the current design on the website)
It is also refered to as #abookduct due to this being the hashtag that identifies collaboration on twitter (aside from a unique hashtag for each book duct).
We support fiction as well as non-fiction and any other inventive writing format that can be thought up.
We are preparing to relaunch the twitter service in early 2011, with a website fully programmed around the API to automate the collaborative process; after testing the system with two successful short stories written by dozens of people.