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Local short stories

There is no shortage of places to share the stories you write.  Your own blog, writing forums, Reddit, even apps like Wattpad.

But the challenge isn’t in sharing them; it’s in getting others to read them.  Stories and other written content take more time for the viewer to invest in than photos or tweets.  Often sharing your writing online can feel very, well, lonely.

That’s why many people have turned to the local web and put their short stories up at localweb.is/shortstories.  When you see a story there, you know it was written from someone around you.  Maybe you share the same local influences, the same writing style, or the same coffee shop.

Simply by knowing that the authors are closer, you are more likely to invest in reading their stories.  The possibility is there not just to “fav” or “like” it, but to meet them, get to know them, become real friends. The world wide web can get you a huge audience, but it’s more often the case that you have no audience at all.  That’s why the local web exists, because sometimes a small pond is just the right fit.

We are building the local web and sharing a new way to use it each day.

Signup at localweb.is

Image via Neil Morale on Flickr CC 2.0