ELSEWHERE: How Should We Write When Words Are Cheap?

Should writers be ‘compensated’ for their words? How important is your ‘voice’ as an author? What of truth? Do you have to ‘live a story’ to write well? What of some of the more popular modes of internet writing? Do single-sentence, bolded, paragraphs shape, or mis-shape us? Matthew Lee Anderson reflects on the pitfalls, joys, and challenges of the writing vocation in an internet age when words are bountiful and cheaper than ever.

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