Better Than IRL is a collection of true stories written by people who fostered connection and sharing on the internet from around 2003 to 2013. True stories like the ones above, which will all be included in the collection. The book will be personal and hopeful. It won't be nostalgic moaning about how the internet isn't what it once was—it will discuss how it made us into who we are now and how we can take the lessons we learned about inclusion and belonging to be better people going forward. With talented authors from Canada, South Africa, Pakistan, USA, Singapore, UK, and Liberia, the book covers a wide array of experiences with the beginnings of the Web 2.0.
This latest book from Fiction & Feeling, an independent UK publishing company, is edited by me, Katie West, and my badass editing partner Jasmine Elliott.
This project won’t be possible without your help! Also! Please share the Kickstarter with everyone you know on the internet. And everyone you know IRL, too! <3