Write Like a New Yorker

There’s a New York vs San Francisco style of writing. New York writers create prose, they write beautifully, their words make you feel something. Think New Yorker” magazine style pieces. San Francisco writers on the other hand focus on insightful, contrarian ideas, simply explained. Think Paul Graham. My strength as a writer is definitely the latter.

Almost a month ago, I hosted a Write-a-thon that included an Open Mic session. Participating in the open mic inspired me to write pieces suitable for live performances. Through attending and hosting various writing events in the city, I’ve noticed a preference for elegant and poetic works. The longer I stay here, the more I feel compelled to develop this writing style. To write more like a New Yorker.

March 22, 2024

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