The internet is a huge part of our lives, but putting it into our fiction can be difficult. Many writers leave it out of their stories entirely. Others try to incorporate it into their work with awkward results. How should our fiction handle the internet? Should our fiction try to handle the internet at all? Cartoonist RE Parrish joins us to talk about the uneasy marriage of writing and the internet—incorporating the internet into fiction, using the internet as a medium for fiction, and why it’s so hard to write a good social media epistolary novel.
- RE Parrish
- I Sexually Identify as the ‘I Sexually Identify as an Attack Helicopter’ Controversy
- VERY ONLINE
- Reconsidering the Conventions of the So-Called Internet Novel
- E Unibus Pluram (TV fiction essay)
- The Empath
- OC Protective Services
Header image by Tony Webster
About Rite Gud: Raquel S. Benedict is an author, appearing in Fantasy and Science Fiction and Gardner Dozois’ The Very Best of the Best: 35 Years of The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Matt Keeley, founder of Kittysneezes, is producing Rite Gud for KS Media, LLC. Rite Gud is a Kittysneezes production. If you have questions, comments and concerns, email ritegud – at – kittysneezes – dot – com. Rite Gud is also on Patreon, at patreon.com/ritegud. Patrons receive access to the official Kittysneezes Discord, exclusive episodes, critiques and more.