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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Writing As Art - Update

A couple of weeks ago I did a post on whether writing could be seen as art. The answer from all of the WritingUp denizens was a resounding yes. I expected that, as there are some very talented writers here, including those who don't see themselves as writers.

Today I went to the final session of the course that sparked the question and to my surprise, someone asked whether journalism was an art. The audience were divided on this, because for most of the people there, tabloid journalism was about as far from art as you could get. However, they did say that the best examples of writing which touch and move people, which spark a response, have artistic merit. Nice of them to admit what we already know, don't you think?

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