A twitterview with Steven Hislop

A twitterview with Steven Hislop

@ChloeHenderson9: Normally I contact ya’ll when I want to twitterview you, but if anyone wants to come to me please please tweet at me for a twitterview :)

@CandyCupcake92: Hi Chloe @THE_OAM in Marchmont would like to be twitterviewed :)

@ChloeHenderson9: Hiya, are you free for a twitterview just now,or should I come back later?

@THE_OAMAvailable today apart from between 12 and 1 if any good Chloe?

@ChloeHenderson9: how about now?

@THE_OAMPerfect!!

@ChloeHenderson9: great! an easy, little self-indulgence to start: what is your favourite word(s) and why?

@THE_OAMFamily time…self-explanatory

@ChloeHenderson9: aww, that is such a beautiful way of looking at the question.

where do you think the value of storytelling sits in our modern world?

@THE_OAMHighly as there r 2 many serious situations happening around the world so it’s important to stay “light-hearted” so 2 speak

@ChloeHenderson9: how would you describe the importance of reading and writing in everyday life?

@THE_OAMAgain highly as technology (like this) is taking over and the younger generation are missing out that importance

@ChloeHenderson9: ooo you touched on my next question! so, with your answer in mind…

@ChloeHenderson9: what do you think the effects of the internet (tweeting, blogging, etc.) are on our literacy and our literature?

@THE_OAMWow tough questions haha. I think it has its merits but as you can see from this you can get used to shorthand ie 2, r etc

@ChloeHenderson9: on the whole, do you consider the internet a positive or negative thing in relation to our language, literature and literacy?

@THE_OAMProbably a positive in the grand scheme of things but a negative in terms of language, literature and literacy

@ChloeHenderson9: do you mourn the loss of the handwritten letter? or do you like instant digitial responeses? or do you still write letters?

@THE_OAMI wouldn’t say I mourn it but times change&digital response is the future. Ive written letters recently but it felt strange

@ChloeHenderson9: last one: if there was one book/poem/tweet/song/blog/etc. that you think everybody in the world should read, what would it be?

@THE_OAM:  I genuinely don’t think I can answer that 1 but I do believe that every1 has a song that they remember for their own reason

@ChloeHenderson9: thank you very much for this little twitterview, it has been fantastic and your thoughts have been so useful :)

@THE_OAM:  My pleasure. I enjoyed it and there were some tough questions there.

 

Thanks again Steven for this wonderful twitterview, your insights and thoughts were greatly appreciate and deeply valued. Follow Steven on twitter at @stevenhislop or at @THE_OAM

 

Chloe out.

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