What is Digital Writing?
Here are some definitions, provided in Digital Writing Matters, a book published by the National Writing Project:
- “Any writing that requires a computer to access it” (JodiAnn Stevenson).
- “Writing which, at a minimum, would be diminished if it were presented in non-digital format, and at best, which is effectively untranslatable out of the digital format” (Dan Waber).
- “Creative writing that uses digital tools/software as an integral part of it conception and delivery” (Catherine Byron).
- “Collaborative/participatory writing, hypertext writing, improvisatory ‘real time’ writing, new media writing (i.e. multimedia authorship), code poetry and programmatic writing, online role playing, journal writing/blogging, international community building, E-learning, game playing” (Tim Wright).
Note: All emphases are mine.
Digital writing is participatory by nature and can be considered a “culture” of writing.