Writing in new ways

After a decade of fear, we're connected to writing in new ways: Our relationship to the written word changes and evolves but it doesn't go away. Will e-books spell the end of great writing?: This Christmas could be the moment when our idea of curling up with a fat novel are transformed for ever. Slang does not make literature "relevant": Particularly when wielded by those who don't really understand it, it's an insultingly cheap bid to get down with the kids. Author learns to write her wrongs: Savannah Knoop fooled the world, and many celebrity fans, into thinking she was a man. What is a “classic”? Is it simply an old book that we still read, or is there something a bit more sinister to the whole idea? End of Kirkus Reviews brings anguish and relief: It churned out nearly 5,000 reliably cantankerous reviews a year, which many librarians and booksellers used when deciding how to stock their shelves — and Kirkus may have been annoying, but its successors are inane. Using literature written by Thomas Hardy, DH Lawrence and Herman Melville, physicists in Sweden have developed a formula to detect different authors' literary "fingerprints". How Hollywood destroyed our classical legends: It took a millennium for western civilisation to create a canon of classical literature, but just 10 years for Hollywood to destroy it. Welcome to the future: A review of Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less (and more). Speed-reading might be useful for commercial documents, but when it comes to serious writing, it blurs out all the really interesting stuff.