Terry Jones explains how digital technology is making writing…

1. Smaller: smaller and smaller pieces of writing are being published
2. Easier: anyone with access to the Internet can easily and cheaply publish trivial, tiny pieces of information
3. More personal: people are putting more and more of themselves out there.

He then goes on to consider the impact of this on traditional books.

And while we are on the subject of writing, here are five tips for self-editing:

1. Don’t try to edit while you’re writing
2. Write one day, edit the next
3. Look for one mistake at a time
4. Get a second opinion
5. Read good writing from other people