Thursday, January 6, 2011

Topic: Why Write?

Quote: “Television shows us what we do; writers tell us why.” Carl E Johnson. May 1972.

Comment: Think about that statement. As I ponder the future of American culture and question whether books will have a place in it, I keep coming back to the idea that books and print have the power to share ideas and to reflect on them. To what degree do television news shows, sit-coms, medical dramas and crime shows develop ideas? I don’t say they have no ideas, but the scope allowed by the medium is limited as is the medium’s pace which does not allow time for reflection RayS.

Title: The Writer’s Digest Guide to Good Writing. Thomas Clark, ed., et al. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.

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