I’d be remiss if I didn’t highlight this recent By the Book feature—one of the great book-related features on the web—since it has one of the most talented writers working today, Teju Cole. While he generated a lot of interesting reading leads, he also has some insightful comments on Twitter:
It’s such a combative place at times that it makes me less worried about putting ideas out into the world. You realize that anything you have to say is going to annoy some stranger, so you might as well speak your mind. But being active on Twitter also means that the literary part of my brain — the part that tries to make good sentences — is engaged all the time. My memory is worse than it was a few years ago, but I hope that my ability to write a good sentence has improved.
If you follow only one author on Twitter, make it Teju Cole.