Thursday, January 15, 2009

Writing in This Age of Distraction

See Cory Doctorow, “Writing in the Age of Distraction,” which he describes as “a grab-bag of practical tips for getting the writing done in the internet era.”

It begins:

We know that our readers are distracted and sometimes even overwhelmed by the myriad distractions that lie one click away on the Internet, but of course writers face the same glorious problem: the delirious world of information and communication and community that lurks behind your screen, one alt-tab away from your word-processor.