I've been told more than a few times that I am a good writer; although I have had people who told me that unfortunately my copywriting sucks, which I agree actually.
That got me wondering what exactly makes a person a good writer? Is it his ability to articulate? The expressive usage of flowery vocabulary? Sentence structuring? Good command of grammar? Or simple perhaps the way his words weaved a story within your mind? Who is the best writer in the world? Shakespeare? Enid Blyton? JK Rowling? Stephanie Myers(LOLOLOL)? Anne Rice? Stephen King? Tokkien?
In this day and age, and of fast and furious technology, how has the art of writing been surviving? Gone are the days of expressive letters, and the decline of blogging perhaps? Ushering in its way are short blurbs of information designed to tell as much as possible in a few words, with Twitter and Facebook reigning supreme. As remirth pointed out to me last night, if Instagram, Flickr and other similar technology replaces Twitter and Facebook, the literature world would have one more blow dealt.
Words are a powerful tool. The written word especially. It is how any common man may aspire to ranks of immortality and beyond. Let's hope we don't lose it.
- Current Mood: pensive
- Current Music:Christina Aquilera - Just A Fool