China News Service, Beijing, November 24 (Reporter Song Yusheng) In China, there are about 20 million online literature writers.

What kind of people are these people who write on the Internet every day?

where are they from?

What changes have been made in online writing in recent years?

  The reporter was informed that China Reading Group recently released "Portraits of Online Literary Writers in 2021", the first time the portraits of its writers were released.

Although online literature has developed for more than 20 years, the main force of creation is still young.

"2021 Network Literature Writer Portrait".

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  "Portrait" shows that online literary creation has ushered in the "post-95" era.

Among the writers on the reading platform, the "post-95s" accounted for the largest proportion and the fastest growth.

Among them, "post-95" writers accounted for more than 36% of reading writers, followed by "post-90s" and "post-85s", accounting for 26.4% and 19.3% respectively.

Among the newly added writers in 2021, the "post-95" accounted for as much as 80%.

  The new generation of creators showed different creative aspirations and enriched the content ecology of the platform.

Short stories, light novels and science fiction are among the most popular themes of "post-95" writers. Themes that were once "niche" have become "mainstream" in the creation of "post-95".

Taking science fiction as an example, the "post-95" generation accounts for nearly 60% of the creators of sci-fi online articles in China Reading Group.

The genre of light novels has increased by 370% in the past three years.

  It is worth mentioning that according to the geographical statistics of "Portrait", the Sichuan-Chongqing region has the most online writers.

In addition, nearly 33% of writers are "famous with a book".

"2021 Network Literature Writer Portrait".

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  While continuing to be younger, "highly educated" has also become an important label for the new generation of online writers.

  They combine their professional background and professional experience to create "hardcore" stories.

"Portrait" shows that more than 75% of the writers who read platinum and great gods have a college degree or above, and the proportion of science and engineering is up to 60%.

  Among the net writers who make a living from words, computer majors, electronic information engineering majors, and automation majors rank among the top three majors.

"2021 Network Literature Writer Portrait".

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  Of course, there are also quite a few online writers who regard writing online literary works as a sideline.

  These part-time creative writers have a variety of different identities: students, workers, doctors, police, computer engineers, scientific researchers, forensics, lawyers, veterans, public officials... They integrate life experiences into their creations and integrate different industries. The current situation is presented in the works.

  "Portrait" shows that the diversification of online literature writers' careers has made realistic themes one of the fastest-growing categories in reading.

In the creation of realistic web articles, writers born in the 90s are the main force, accounting for nearly 50%.

Struggle, entrepreneurship, countryside, middle-aged counterattack, part-time job, marriage, reform and opening up, education, and parenting are among the top ten keywords of realistic themes.