The Write Rules in Nature

One of the highlights of my year has been, without a doubt, being published in Nature. My story “The Write Rules” went up today on the website and is soon to be posted to people’s front doors.

A year ago, I sat in my office in the School of Earth Sciences, surrounded by the high ceilings of the grade 2* listed Wills Memorial Building, reading Nature on my lunch break. It was then that I decided to get published in Nature’s Futures section one day. It was a high goal for me and not one that I had expected to achieve so soon. This was a journal that all of the department used as a yard stick for success; one or two papers in Nature was a big deal.

On the last page of Nature is a fictional piece, looking at science in the future. Day to day, I’m surrounded by iphones, ipads and so forth, and it got me thinking a posteriori. What if writing was no longer a necessity for communication, and worse, what if writing was banned?

So if you fancy it, check it out: The Write Rules.


17 thoughts on “The Write Rules in Nature

  1. Congratulations, that's wonderful. CheersPS I know you have probably been busy. Just a wee reminder that it would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter back. Cheers

  2. Freya, that's great! It's the best thing I've read of yours so far. The paragraph that starts, "It was as if she had been cemented;" is beautiful. Congratulations!

  3. That's great story, Freya – and what a bizarre and interesting concept. You capture a futuristic world with so few words, and your description really sets the scene.Great work! Well done on getting published :)Nari X

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