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On Writing Fiction & Story Forms on the Web — Omarrr
I've been thinking lately more and more about what form should fiction writing take online, and—although I have no idea what the future holds—I can make some guesses. Offline vs Online Reading I love reading books. I just finished Van Vogt's "The World of Null-A" and I'm looking forward to its sequels. I like both short and long books. I do prefer long books since they let me sink into the story and once inside it is effortless to stay submerged. A short story requires my full commitment and concentration from the get-go in order to squeeze all the juice out of it. When reading on the web (laptop or phone), I find it really difficult to read long form or even mid-length texts. I am never in a relaxed predisposition when I'm on my laptop; I am either working, banking or answering emails. Long articles require from me a level of attention that I can't (or wont) give to them. (This is also why more and more, I like to handwrite on a notebook. I find a notebook and its lack of