Beloved Sisters

Back in the 80s, I had a creative writing professor who discouraged his students from using word processors (as personal computers were commonly called then). To his mind, digital technology made writing too easy—it allowed people to write faster than they could think and therefore threatened to create a flood of thoughtless prose. At the time I thought he was nuts—back then, any but the smallest revisions usually forced one to retype an entire manuscript—but now that people can digitally write and publish an endless supply of their own poorly reasoned, stream-of-consciousness bullshit, I have to concede that my professor had a point. Continue reading >>