Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The power of a short sentence

 Interesting article about good writing:

Even more interesting commentary on the article:

As I took pen to note paper this morning to thank our panelists, and flexed ever more seldom used hand muscles, I though about how students master the art of communicating well through the written word.  New forms of writing give practice - Twitter and Facebook beg for poetic distillations - and sometimes achieve them. 

I am in love with the ease with which I can read others' thoughts in the New York Times online and the flow of writing that is shared every nano-second.  Even a short dip into the stream is rewarding.  Thought-provoking writing lives and is more accessible than ever!

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