Imagine if the next great piece of literature was written, and read, in IM speak -- on a cell phone, complete with abbreviations and emoticons. "OMG. He wuz ROFL l8r."
For some writers in Japan, that seemingly farfetched writing style has become a reality. Popular, serial short novels tapped out on cell phones as text messages have made the jump from merely electronic entertainment for scores of Japanese commuters to best-selling books. One of these, "Love Sky," has even been made into a...Full Story