Writing for the web

So many things about writing for the web are different from writing for print. As part of the day job I’m churning out topical pieces that disappear in a barrage of tweets, each crafted to exacting criteria. There’s even a fixed word length per sentence that we must not exceed. It’s a production line of words for a service that gets a big readership. It’s just, I worry that I’ll not be able to write the way I used to any more; that the rules will become so internalised that I’ll forget how to have fun with words.

Words I learned today:

Purdah, Darwinopterus.