Jessica Bowman—When Writers Sip and Nibble But Go Hungry

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Writing is hard. All by itself with no bells and whistles, when it’s just your thoughts pulsing through your mind, filtered through your heart, and fighting to get out of your fingers as articulately as possible – it’s hard.

But we, we are living in the age of bells and whistles. In a day and time when being published, being read, is easier than ever – the task itself has become harder.

The responsibilities of writing have been weighed down with drudgery. Writers aren’t simply creatives anymore. We are publicists, agents, assistants, marketers, back-scratchers, promoters, tech gurus, networkers, platform-builders .

Read it all.

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Posted October 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Jessica Bowman wrote:

This article belongs to me. I appreciate your interest in it and if you’d like to share it with your readers by summarizing the content and linking to the original article that is fine but please take down the direct wording from my work.

Thank you.

October 28, 11:02 pm | [comment link]
2. art wrote:

This wise piece echoes the other side of writing, reading, especially as noted by Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows. The subtitle says it all: “How the internet is changing the way we read, think and remember”. One poignant metaphor is his comparison between skipping rapidly along the water’s surface on a jet-ski versus scuba diving and slowly looking around in the deep waters of words.

October 29, 1:11 am | [comment link]
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