I keep promising longer posts about something I'm working on that I hope to release in Jan/Feb, but a revision that I'm THIS close to finishing is taking up all of my free time.
But I've been doing something for a while now that I thought was interesting. Sometimes I fight sentences. I work them and rework them. This goes for paragraphs too. But they don't quite work. So I'll take them and put them into Twitter and tag them as #favwiplines. Putting them in Twitter forces you to conform to the character length rules. And I want the lines to actually make sense to the people on Twitter who might read them.
So it forces me to rewrite the lines, and I've found that 99% of the time, the way I structure it for Twitter is a million times better than the line I'd been trying to rework. I'm in crazy mode right now so this post is a little crazy too. But the gist is: Putting troublesome sentences/lines/paragraphs in Twitter can help you be concise and brief while still getting your point across.
Go, Twitter. I still hate your new iPhone app. Give me my old one back.