Reading online stories
December 14, 2006 12:25am CST
For some of us (well me at least) the cost of new novels has severely limited the amount of books I have sitting in my bookshelves. Thankfully awhile ago I discovered several sites that allow me to read short stories or novels online. Some of these are absolutely brilliant though I will admit that every now and then I come across a dud but for the most part I love sitting here, with my feet up on the desk getting carried away with someone elses imagination. Many of these authors freely share their work and all they ask in return is either constructive feedback or in the case of some sites proof reading or editing help. Whenever possible if I've enjoyed a story (or come across things that may need improving etc) I'm more than happy to send an email to the author to let them know what I think and to thank them for sharing their story etc. For those of you who do read these types of online stories, how often do you offer feedback - either you loved it or hated it or editing advice etc compared to the amount of stuff you actually read?
• United States
14 Dec 06
Well, I belong to a Yahoo group where we do just this with others writing, and I have done it with some Writing sites before as well. It is interesting what you find online from time to Read and respond too, even here.