The ‘tap essay’ explained: How a unique story form blends old techniques and new technology | Poynter


Writing [tap], good writing, [tap] has a rhythm

Working within the app, Sloan started to figure out how he wanted the essay to unfurl, “to define the beats.” He played with how the words would appear on each screen – sometimes an entire sentence at once, sometimes just a word or phrase at a time.

“I would see where the rhythm felt right or felt clumsy,” he told me. “I think any kind of writer would be familiar with the revision process, except that instead of just revising the words, you’re revising the choreography of the words.”

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