Tuesday, June 18, 2013

News at Eleven: In his essay, [Jon] Reiner argues that

"There have long been three kinds of writers: writers who write for readers (novelists, poets, memoirists, essayists, journalists, etc.); writers who write for other writers (students); and writers who write for themselves (diarists, shipwreck survivors)." The one group of writers conspicuously missing there is letter writers--who are both writers and readers, and who are writing not so much for someone else, as in order to get writing back. Not coincidentally, letter writing is a much closer analogy to what is happening in My Secret Garden and Sorcery and Cecelia--and it's also a much closer analogy to what happens with a lot of writing on the Internet.

from The Atlantic: A Less-Noticed, More-Influential Reason Writers Write: To Talk
then The Modern Writing-School Paradox: More Students, Fewer Jobs, More Glory


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