But there’s an upside to this constant exercise in conciseness that is Twitter. I’m finding my lines of dialog and story points seem to be cleaner, more straight-forward. There’s not as much beating around the bush. I’ve always been fairly succinct anyway, but now it comes a bit more naturally. The fluff falls away naturally.
I wonder, as well, if our spoken language will eventually become more curtailed? Will we began to drop words that can be assumed? Technology and social media have brought truly significant and rather drastic changes with them. It will be interesting to see, in a decade or two, what effects they will have had on us linguistically.
So, what do you think? Is Twitter affecting your writing?