Monday, July 20, 2009

Still Writing

Here is an interesting observation by William Zinsser (author of On Writing Well), in the last paragraph of his memoir published at age 87: “And yet, stuck with my traditional skills, I’m not feeling obsolete. Language is still king, writing still the supreme conveyor of thoughts and ideas and memories and emotions. Somebody will still have to write all those Web sites and blogs and video scripts and audio scripts; nobody wants to consult a Web site that’s not clear and coherent. Whatever new technology may come along, writers will continue to write, going wherever their curiosities and affections beckon. That can make an interesting life.” William Zinsser, Writing Places: The Life Journey of a Writer and a Teacher (New York: Harper, 2009), p. 191.

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