Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Yes/No Right/Wrong Good/Bad


Clean air: good.
Pollution: bad.

May I have a lollipop. No.
May I have some edamame: yes








[edamame by Yomi]




[lollipop by Flora]

Kick someone in the head: wrong.
Share what you have: right.

But wait.

Are changes good or bad?
Orange juice?
Being blunt?
Kick someone in the head while sparring?




[sidekick by C@mera M@n]

Most things in life are not easily classified. This week I found examples in the writing world. The topic at hand: Twitter Speak. Short sentences, often without articles or pronouns.

Nathan Bransford finds it unprofessional in query letters.
Kathleen Duey wrote a Twitter Novel.

3 comments:

tanita davis said...

Heh. Did you whack someone upside the head, Yat Yee? Ooh, I'm TELLING!

(The edamame looks SO TASTY.)

tanita davis said...

Incidentally, Duey's novel may be a sentence-a-day, but it is anything but sentences without articles or pronouns, and I think it's going to end up being a serious, professional thing. I read it on her blog in weekly gulps (I don't use Twitter), and it's riveting.

Yat-Yee said...

No, still at no-contact sparring at this point. And also I'd have to do a whole lot more stretching for my legs to get up to anybody's head level, since I am the shorty in the class.

And thanks for the correction re: Duey's novel. I guess I was struck by the Twitter connection in these blog posts.