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Fictional Blogs


Thomas, AA, Fictional Blogs, Uses of Blogs, Peter Lang, Bruns, A & Jacobs, J (ed), New York, pp. 199-210. ISBN 0820481246 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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Fictional blogs have been lauded by journalists as a "hot new literary trend that has revolutionised publishing." A fictional blog can be defined as any form of narrative that is written and published through a blog, LiveJournal, or other similar online Web journal. To date there have been a number of blogs that have been published in the mainstream print media, some of them nonfiction (such as Rebecca's Pocket), some fiction (John Scalzi's Agent to the Stars), and others whose real/fiction status is ambiguous and contested, such as the Bene de Jour (a blog about a London call-girl). Although the claim that fictional blogs are revolutionizing publishing might be overstating the current situation, fictional blogs are nevertheless an emerging phenomenon with much potential, particularly for younger and emergent writers. Blog fiction is a way for budding authors to experiment With their style, find their own narrative voice, and workshop their ideas with the possibilities of audience feedback. According to Faleiro, for authors of blog fiction, "the blogosphere thus acts as a cocoon; a space where writers feel appreciated and encouraged, and can identify and define their skills."

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Thomas, AA (Dr Angela Thomas)
ID Code:70687
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2011-07-01
Last Modified:2013-03-14
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