The Parts Readers Skip

I smell skimming!

Gee, I've been educated a lot this week about what writing is for -- about what writers ought to be able to get away with, because they're crafting an underappreciated genre called a persuasive essay; or because we gots to fight against the Twitterification of America with its puny, shrunken 140-character-wide brainspan; or because sometimes meandering and hemming and hawing are illustrative of a human experience and are therefore not only excusable but relevant, even unto 9,000+ words.Hey, y … [Read more...]


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