Saturday, August 30, 2008

Some reflections from the Writers Festival panel on the essay

Pub post: the essay allows exploration and more inquiry, but the form's brevity disciplines. It requires economy and some precision.


At September 02, 2008 10:49 pm, Blogger parlance said...

What a brief and economical post! Perhaps leaving yourself more time to enjoy the pub?

At September 03, 2008 10:15 am, Blogger Mark Lawrence said...

It was a forced economy, parlance. Without a laptop and wifi, my liveblogging is done via email from my mobile phone, and it is very limited in the length of emails it can send and what gets published.

But it's an economy I'm increasingly enjoying - much like Twitter's 140 character maximum.

Less is more, etc.

But yes, I did enjoy the pub.


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