Young Writers Publish Online Novels Using Facebook Notes And Text Messaging

Young Writers Publish Online Novels Using Facebook Notes And Text Messaging

Whilst traditional press circulation dwindles, it only makes sense that young people are finding new innovative ways to create and share stories.

Ruby Pseudo
  • 24 may 2011

Previously on this blog we’ve written about websites such as Amazon, and where you can download books for free to read on your Kindle or phone. What I didn’t know until last week was that quite a few young people are writing, publishing and distributing books online using the many facets and features of Facebook.

‘Keisha The Sket’ is a fictional account of a young girl from North London and her romantic escapades. Written in a colloquial dialect, ‘Keisha The Sket’ was orginally written and distributed via text message, which would explain the spelling and grammar:

” ‘Yeh so wot u on?’ Ramel allerted me. He was 1 peng boi dt i had been chatin 2 4 tym. “

‘Keisha The Sket’ and similar tales have inspired a host of other people to write their own online novels using Facebook’s Notes application.

Here are a few of the more popular ones:

Memoirs of a Mean Girl From London (Jezzies, Love, Rumours and Tragedy)

The Girl Who Cried Rape

Treshaun – My Life

Whilst traditional press circulation dwindles, it only makes sense that young people are finding new innovative ways to create and share stories, text messaging and Facebook being just two methods. For example a friend of mine Maletsatsi Monareng, a 24 year old poet from South London has just published her own paperback poetry book which is available to buy online.

You heard it here first, expect to see lots more creative writing distributed through social networking applications and other digital avenues, in the near future, coming to a screen near you.

Originally published on Ruby Pseudo Wants a Word


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