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  1. Late Starter

    Late Starter Member

    Mar 5, 2012
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    Has this been done? (it probably has but point me towards it...)

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Late Starter, Mar 16, 2012.

    I realise this is the 2nd question I've asked tonight and it's not something I'm thinking of doing but another poster on the forum asked about including emails in a novel and it triggered a thought. (Not a normal occurence sadly!)

    Has anyone seen an online "novel" written through email and social media such as twitter and facebook etc? I'm thinking an email conversation, hyperlink to a facebook page which references somebodys twitter post etc etc. All done in chronological order and with a viable backstory.

    I think it's be an interesting read, flitting between the public and private but a hell of a lot of work to build the characters etc.

    It's been done loads hasn't it?

    I'll get my coat.
  2. Elgaisma

    Elgaisma Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 12, 2010
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    I've not read one published traditionally but there are several online. There is one on here somewhere about a little boy and a lady somewhere around the globe - it's funny.

    It is a modern epistolary so not a million miles away from a story like Clarissa.
  3. Yoshiko

    Yoshiko Contributing Member Contributor

    Jun 14, 2009
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    Everything has been done before! Don't let it stop you from writing your story however you want to.

    Reading your post reminds me of Mika: an author who, a few years back (around 7-8 years ago, I believe), wrote her YA/romance novella, γ€Œζ‹η©Ίγ€ (read as: koizora / english: sky of love) via a mobile phone site (I'm not sure if that's the right word for it? Literally, it's like a website that can only be accessed via a mobile phone rather than a computer). It went down well and has since been made into a successful television series and a film. :)
  4. cerb123

    cerb123 Member

    Dec 29, 2009
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    San Francisco
    I would say that just about everything has been done or can be related to in other works, published or not. I personally believe that the characters make a story good and original rather than the plot or the format which it is written in.

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