As a writer, I find an escape from the stresses of the world when I sit down to type or scratch away with pen and pencil in my journal. I like telling stories, and as of late I have noticed that many of us are telling stories each and every day, whether or not we realize it.
Like nearly everything else, storytelling and creative writing have adapted to the digital age and many people have become storytellers whether or not they realize it. Everything posted on the internet is permanent, for all intents and purposes, and as such individuals are leaving stories in the wake of their online activities. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Google Plus, Path, Instagram, Vine, all of the users on these sites and others are telling the story of their own individual existences as well as contributing to telling the story of humanity in this day and age.
Tumblr users and other bloggers use their platform of choice to post poetry and short stories, and it even extends past the written word and into territory of photography and other visual mediums. The Library of Congress archives all tweets generated on Twitter for posterity’s sake, and as such each and every Twitter user is contributing to the story.
Creative writing will flourish in the digital age, there are more ways now than ever for writers to reach an audience and say what they have to say. Content consumers now have direct access to the content creators, and vice versa. It is no longer the one distributing to the many but now the many distributing to the many. And due to this, creative writing will be propelled forward.