September 20, 2011

Less Is More: Using Social Media to Inspire Concise Writing - NYTimes.com

I have often share with people how Twitter has helped me in thoughts and in real life conversations to KISS (keep it simple stupid). I know I tend to be longwinded, but Twitter has helped. I hope that this article helps my writing buddies to benefit from conciseness. If you like this intro.... click the title and read full article and employ the advice.


Less Is More: Using Social Media to Inspire Concise Writing - NYTimes.com: "verview | How can online media like Twitter posts, Facebook status updates and text messages be harnessed to inspire and guide concise writing? In this lesson, students read, respond to and write brief fiction and nonfiction stories, and reflect on the benefits and drawbacks of “writing short.”

Materials | Slips of paper with brief stories (see below; one per student), computers with Internet access

Warm-Up | Before class, select six-word love stories from The Times’s Well blog, in the post itself and in the reader comments, to share with students. (You can find more stories in the same vein at the Web site Dear Old Love and Smith Magazine’s Six-Word Memoirs.)"

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