Lynda Rutledge

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Twitter "Head of Culture" Creates/Sends Real Letters

March 1, 2012

Tags: The Writing Life, The Reading Life


True confession:

I probably wouldn't be a writer if I hadn't been born in the computer era. Even typewriters would have taxed my patience and my A.D.D. need to fiddle with every word on the page. And editing a handwritten piece...how did they do that? But oh how I love the idea of pen and paper, the feel and texture of both.

So as a twitterer-in-training, when I heard that one of the twitter execs had her own letter press and actually wrote "real" snail mail letters, I felt my heart flutter. It wasn't just me; it was the human condition. There is something low tech about our souls, no matter how hi-tech our minds and modern tools might be. If you agree, you'll love this Wall Street Journal article by Katie Rosman about it. QUOTE: "I think there are a lot of us who live frantic, digital lives and long to make things with our hands."

Wall St. Journal: Lead Tweets at Twitter






Want To Be a Writer?
Lynda's twittery writing
advice column


Column #1:
READ.

Want to be a writer?
• Read.
• Read.
• Did I mention you should read?
• Read cereal boxes, read ads, read old magazines in waiting rooms, read good books, read bad books, read everything, anytime, anywhere.
• Read so much your mind's awash with words...
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Lynda's Twittery Wrtg Advice Column #1


Other advice columns:

•Jot
•Repeat
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•Fail
•Whine
•Laugh
•Listen
•Write
•Resist