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December 10, 2001

What is Whitespace?

I have a few quirks when I am writing on a computer screen, but my biggest quirk is whitespace.

When I am trying to write something, whether it's rpg-related, an email to a friend, a fantasy novel, or work-related, I need whitespace. I have to make sure that there are at least 5 lines of whitespace at the bottom of the page on which I am writing. If the program won't let me have the space with scrollbars, then I create it by adding returns at the end of what I'm writing, and scroll back up to the text.

It's a quirk, slightly annoying, but it's become such a habit that I feel constrained if I don't have it, and it really bothers me. I get all antsy and usually realize pretty quickly why, and add in the requisite whitespace.

So that's why this blog is named what it is. I am hoping (and as I type this, Fresh Air on NPR has a editorial on the blogging phenomenon...ha!) it will help me with my writing, give me a chance to express myself, and post some bits of my writing for comment/review. Enjoy!

Posted by Julia at December 10, 2001 1:58 PM