How Should Text Messages Be Written In Books?

How can we write timeless stories? How can we create stories people want to read over and over again that never seem to go out of style?

One of my favorite authors, Sarah Dessen, strives for timeless stories by excluding modern inventions and technological advances from storyline. Other than her most recent addition of text messaging, she hopes her stories will last forever, something that can be read, understood, and relatable several years after publication.

While authors want their books to always be enjoyed and appreciated, not every writer aims to produce timeless pieces through Dessen’s angle. Though, the idea of text messaging in the modern realm does pose an interesting question.

How should text messages be written in writing?

Texting boosts communication and causes interaction to occur much quicker than a phone call. When texting, it is common for abbreviations to slip into conversation, as well as emojis and poor punctuation. In this day and age, ease and productivity are held to higher regard. People often dislike typing full words and phrases, wanting to abbreviate their language to decrease typing time.

When integrating text messaging in our stories, should we write them in a polished way that disregards error or should we make such messages include abbreviations and punctuation error in order to capture accuracy and encompass the way we mainly communicate?

This series of text messages explains.

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