© 2014

The Future of Writing

  • John Potts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. John Potts
      Pages 1-16
  3. Writing and Publishing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Richard Nash
      Pages 18-26
    3. Kate Eltham
      Pages 27-32
  4. Creative Writing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Chris Rodley, Andrew Burrell
      Pages 77-89
    3. Kathryn Millard, Alex Munt
      Pages 90-103
  5. Journalism: Estate 4.0

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 104-104
    2. Garry Linnell
      Pages 105-114
    3. Jennifer Beckett, Catharine Lumby
      Pages 115-126
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 149-150

About this book


This fascinating collection draws together perspectives on the future of writing in publishing, journalism and online sites. Discussion ranges across the challenges and opportunities for writing and publishing in the context of new content platforms, formats and distribution networks, including e-books, online news and publishing, and social media.


Writing future technology e-book journalism Design digital education media online social media Web

Editors and affiliations

  • John Potts
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversityAustralia

About the editors

Richard Nash, Small Demons, USA Kate Eltham, Brisbane Writers Festival, Australia Sherman Young, Macquarie University, Australia John Potts, Macquarie University, Australia Nigel Krauth, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia Chris Rodley, freelance writer, Australia Andrew Burrell, freelance artist, Australia Kathryn Millard, Macquarie University, Australia Alex Munt, University of Technology Sydney, Australia Garry Linnell, Fairfax Metro Media, Australia Jennifer Beckett, University of New South Wales, Australia Catharine Lumby, Macquarie University, Australia Lachlan Harris, Co-Founder of Big Switch, Australia Mark Evans, Macquarie University, Australia

Bibliographic information


“Potts has drawn together a fairly diverse representation of views on the future of writing amid the technologically-driven challenges and prospects on our foreseeable horizon. … The collection forms an important waypoint for authors and researchers interested in not only predictive manoeuvres, but also gaining further understanding of present transformations in the way we orient ourselves to the market and its making.” (Ross Watkins, Text Journal, Vol. 19, October, 2015)