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Published:August 27th, 2009 09:54 EST
The Undying Art of Writing: Still Thriving in the Age of Computers

The Undying Art of Writing: Still Thriving in the Age of Computers

By Joey Liam

Writing is not a thing of the past; neither can it be considered a lost art. Everywhere we turn our eyes, we see the very products of the peering mind represented in words. News and articles of exceptional quality still blow our minds away on a daily basis, and we`re not even talking about the best selling authors that we have in our present generation, videlicet Nora Roberts, Ken Follett, and Nicholas Sparks. No, writing is not a dying art.

Blogs of all sorts, and now Twitter, are a popular choice for the masses indeed, specially to the younger generation, but that does not mean that all the sterling writers have switched over to shorthand inscription. These new methods of writing are simply an alternative approach for busy enthusiasts and professionals alike to fleetingly inform and update their friends and followers of their unfolding activities; many times of their consummated adventures and fascinating experiences. It is not a crime to have multiple accounts in WordPress, Twitter, MySpace, and Friendster, to express our thoughts and feelings with just 140 characters (specific limit of a Twitter post). Realistically, a meaningful, shortly written declaration is a lot better than thirty pages of gibberish tale; not to mention the grammatical errors and misspelled words associated therein.

The art of writing will continue to thrive for years to come, whether on paper or on high definition flat screens. Old fashion techniques are still great, but we must realize that we are now in the 21st century, and that writing has come a long way and has taken many different forms and designs. We now have the freedom to invent our own writing style and the choice to categorize ourselves with the prolifics and the geniuses of the blogging world and chimerical social networks. So why not join the revolution?

Writers get paid for the content and substance of the stories and articles they write, not for the length and the allurement of the words they use. Allow the bloggers and social networking habitués to express their writing skills, may it be limited to just 140 characters, and in due time, we will realize their amazing contributions as an integral part of the opulent art of writing. Writing will never die, for as long as there are pens to use, keyboards to tap, and subjects to cover--it will remain with us until all our possible sources are exhausted, and perhaps, that day would never come.