Friday, October 30, 2009

The death of long-form narrative?

Is what we're writing in our creative nonfiction class worthless in an age of text messaging?Will computer screens and Kindles lead to readers who won't read a 15-page lyric essay? Joel Achenbach of The Washington Post writes a piece well worth reading that pertains to the future of what we're practicing.
"A story curls back into itself," says writer Gary Smith in Achenbach's piece. "And you need a special time and place and setting and mode for that. If it becomes all one smear with your work life and checking your e-mail, your Facebook, it's lost all it's reason for being."

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