Hi there! Welcome to Mixed Media!
And welcome to the first post! If you’ve clicked on the my About section at the top of the page, you know that I’m a creative writing grad student. I spend a lot of time (too much time?) reading literature. But what qualifies a book to enter into that realm? Personal tastes aside, most of us probably define a literary work as creative, original, and important writing.
Well, I think that writing for the web is creative, original, and important too. So to start us off, I want to talk about the difference between writing for the web and writing, say, a novel. You might be thinking, wait a minute, aren’t the differences pretty obvious? Yes, but some differences are a little more subtle, and others I think are just worth pointing out again. And when we know the differences and rules, we can start putting words online and on paper that readers will think are the bombdotcom.
So stay tuned for Part I of the series: Literature vs. Social Media.