Longform And Lost Productivity

I discovered Longform a few weeks ago and I’ve spent every spare moment reading the archives. Longform is a project organized by the University of Pittsburgh’s Writing Program. It complies the best long form writing pieces from around the web and print.

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I came across it through their Best Of 2013 lists. I read all of them. Now I am working on the entire archive of crime stories. I love true crime, crime fiction and even those cold case crime shows on television. I’m on page 20 of the archives.

I’m not sure what the draw is exactly. I read lots of other writing and often have already read a story that shows up on the site. But something about a whole list of well-written pieces easily at my fingertips is just addictive.