Writers should keep it short and get to the point, says Julia Baird. Text messaging shows that the Sesame Street generation and generation Y get this.
That’s the gist of Julia Baird’s latestGood Weekend column — ‘Brief Encounters’. What a pity there was so much space on the page left to fill. Julia was forced to tell a 4 paragraph story about a friend who painted his dog’s toenails before getting the vet to put it down, quote a Judith Wright poem, drop a reference to Cyrano de Bergerac and refer to a Washington Post story which referenced a study by Tegic Communications.