Jenna Blum writes “The Tortured Soul: Do You Need To Be One To Be A Writer?” in a post on Grub Street Daily. In this post, she muses about the caricature of the tortured soul, but the best part of the article is where she lists qualities you actually DO need to be a writer.
The post “How to Write Readable — And Retweetable — Tweets” by Dave Copeland on ReadWriteWeb.com includes some of the best advice I’ve seen on tweeting, including where to place your links within your tweet. Did you know it should not be placed at the end of your tweet? Read on! http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_to_write_readable_-_and_retweetable_-_tweets.php
I love the New York Times article, “My Life’s Sentences,” by Jhumpa Lahiri. In this post, Lahiri discusses her love of sentences, both in reading and writing them, saying, “The urge to convert experience into a group of words that are in a grammatical relation to one another is the most basic, ongoing impulse of my life.” And though we’re often taught that only after we complete our “shitty first draft” (Anne Lamott) should we then go through and perfect our sentences, Ms. Lahiri admits compulsion to analyze and perfect each sentence as she goes along. “All the revision I do — and this process begins immediately, accompanying the gestation — occurs on a sentence level.” I felt better reading this article, because I admit, it’s my natural way to write, also. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/my-lifes-sentences/?emc=eta1