I’ve just been through some soul-searching about how blogging fits into my wider aspirations of creative writing. I had been concerned that all the time and energy that I had for writing had been going onto this non-fiction exploded library blog, making it difficult for me to do more creative writing. One reason for this is that I have been unsure how to do creative writing in the blog medium. Yes, there are fictional blogs and hypertext stories, but I wonder whether these too are just awkward adaptations of print forms into the hypertext/blog medium. What I want is to do something totally different that’s native to blogs, so that the form complements the substance. I don’t want to just adapt poems or stories into a different medium.
This is what I’m going to do with ambivalenz. I don’t yet have a name for what I’m going to try, but from now on, it may or may not be fiction. The ambiguity is important. This blog, on the other hand, will remain unchanged.