How writers and 6-year-olds can bake better bread than you buy in most grocery stores and bakeries.
I don’t push my choice of writing tools on others. Well, okay, sometimes I do, but only if I have been using something for ten years and find it indispensable, and it’s open source. That would be Jumpcut.
Authors and writers of all stripes can learn a lot about creating and managing words from computer programmers, beginning with an appreciation for the simple, durable efficiencies of plain text.
Most powerful people are on the manager’s schedule. It’s the schedule of command. But there’s another way of using time that’s common among people who make things, like programmers and writers. They generally prefer to use time in units of half a day at least. You can’t write or program well in units of an hour. That’s barely enough time to get started.
Should Creative Writing Be Taught? From The New Yorker, June 8, 2009, by Louis Mendand The workshop is a process, an unscripted performance space, a regime for forcing people to do two things that are fundamentally contrary to human nature: