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Writing about writing about…

280 characters is already making me a worse writer

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Expupery, 105 characters

Posted on 10 November 2017 and filed under articles, writing

Precision in language (and identity)

You’re writing a story about people living in Toronto. Do you refer to them as

a. Torontonians

b. Ontarians

c. Canadians

d. North Americans

Posted on 5 October 2017 and filed under articles, writing

‘For those who don’t know…’

Should I stop using the phrase ‘for those who don’t know?’ while writing radio interviews?

Posted on 1 May 2017 and filed under articles, main, radio, writing

Longer than a tweet, shorter than an in-depth, investigative magnum opus

Twitter essays, tweet storms, blog posts, and middling thoughts.

Posted on 2 November 2014 and filed under articles, blogging, main, social media, writing

Against Editors

“It is really a two-step career journey, in the writing world. Writing, then editing… If you want to get regular promotions and raises, you will, for the most part, accept the fact that your path takes you away from writing and into editing, in some form. The number of pure writing positions that offer salaries as high as top editing positions is vanishingly small.”

Posted on 29 August 2014 and filed under links, outbound, writing

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