What She Started: A Procrastination of Writers?
Sarah asked for a little noun camaraderie on January 8, and, last I checked, her question yielded 268 likes, 48 retweets, and 131 comments.
Any thoughts on a good collective noun for writers?
an articulation of writers
a blurb of writers
an introversion of writers
a procrastination of writers#writerscommunity
— sarah elwell (@SarahElwell_) January 9, 2019
A revision of writers
— Rick Wiedeman (@rickwiedeman) January 10, 2019
If you are a writer in need of some procrastination today, why not add your ideas to Sarah’s thread? Also, this would make a marvelous family dinner time, lunch date, or writer’s group prompt. As one tweeter noted, you could dig further down and customize for your own nomenclature needs—for instance, nouns for journalists, poets, novelists. But why stop there? You could name a set of family members, friends, or work-related groups. (A chalk of teachers? A wall of politicians?)
There are so many procrastinating writers having fun with this that an entrepreneurial one took notice and floated this proposition to Sarah: copyright the tweet. That sounds like an issue for Jane Friedman to weigh in on. As for me, I’m trying to refrain from yet another idea…
a proposal of writers.
And that is something to seriously consider if you join the flock, the herd, the gaggle—or, the procrastination, as the case may be.
Speaking of fun on Twitter…
Join us for a night of fast, fun poetry writing. One hour straight. Tuesday, January 15th, at 8 pm ET.
We’d love to write with you! 🙂
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