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www.npr.org/2012/02/19/147112456/e-books-flipping-the-page-on-publishing-standards

Today I read this article, I found the link on the smashwords facebook page.  At the end of the  article they were discussing authors and readers interacting during the writing process.  I personally don’t like the idea.  As a reader I don’t want to be involved developing a story.  To me the joy of reading is getting swept along by the story and if I knew everything going on there would be no surprise.  Personally I wouldn’t want to show anyone my story before I’d finished it.  That goes back to why I love reading I guess, showing an unfinished work is ruining the surprise of the story to me.  I also wouldn’t want to tell someone what their story should be.  Maybe I have applied an interpretation that wasn’t intended but as it stands now I’m not in agreement with such an idea.

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