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: