Read the chatscript from this session of #litchat here.

Prior to the advent of the novel, storytelling was a social experience delivered through theater and other group settings. The emergence of the novel in the late eighteenth century put stories into the hands of individual readers and created a whole new avenue for vicarious thrills, learning, escape, romance and adventure. Fan fiction, choose your own adventure novels, interactive novels and other digital reading experiences are changing the future of reading, writing and publishing.

Jane Friedman, web editor of Virginia Quarterly and former publisher of Writer’s Digest, submits some fascinating questions about how the digital revolution is changing the way readers experience books in her Sprint Beyond The Book Essay, “The Blurring Line Between Reader and Writer” (October 9, 2013). We’ll discuss these questions and others in this week’s MediaMonday in #litchat.

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The Blurring Line Between Reader and Writer Jane Friedman, Sprint Beyond The Book,  (October 9, 2013)

Later This Week in #litchat

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Above image: Reading, by Berthe Morisot (1873)