A decade ago, writing was a chore.
You had to be sharp and precise.
There was no email, no social media.
You’d read a piece in a magazine and send it to someone else.
Now, you can do it through an app called OmniFocus.
There are now apps for the iPad, Android, Kindle, and iPhone, all of which let you edit and annotate your own text.
“What was the challenge?” says David Lipsky, a professor of English and director of the university’s Writing Center.
“How do you get your mind off the text and your brain to actually get to work and read something?”
Today, most writers are getting better at editing and annotating their own texts, and the writing field is growing at an exponential rate.
What was the barrier to entry?
Lipski points to an increasingly complicated system of online services.
Writing services like e-mail and the like had been available for a while, but now the software has evolved into apps and social media, which are becoming more and more popular.
One of the biggest hurdles is the difficulty of learning the app and setting up the writing site, Lipsko says.
“That’s where you start to have to be really good at doing the work,” he says.
Writing apps and sites are free, and they are generally open to all writers.
Lipska and his colleagues are working to improve that situation.
In February, they launched a $3 million competition to find the best writing platform for writers.
The prize money will go to two people—one who is a professional writer, and one who has been writing professionally for five years.
The winner will receive $1 million.
That $1,000 is just the beginning.
“The prize is the most important thing,” says David Wray, the writing coach who led the competition.
“It’s the money.
It’s what you’re getting paid.
But the prize is a huge boost for us, and we’re really excited about that.”
The winning writing platform is already in the works.
The winning platform is a self-hosted app called iWorth.
In it, writers can create their own content using tools like OmniFocus, but they can also submit it to websites like Scribd and other platforms.
That way, if the platform’s writers want to improve their writing, they can.
The idea is to provide writers with tools that make it easier to create their work, and also to allow them to share their work with readers and other writers.
One major hurdle is that most of the time, there are only two ways to create a writing platform.
“When I look at a platform like Omni Focus, the only way you can create a platform is by putting all your pieces together,” Lipskaya says.
That’s why it’s important to have a tool that’s easy to use, like the OmniFocus editing app.
It also allows writers to submit their work to websites.
This is one of the things that makes the writing industry unique: There are thousands of writers all over the world, and each of them has his or her own writing style.
Many of them use tools like Scribble and others to create writing for their clients.
“Writing platforms like Omnifocus are designed for the writers who want to be in the business of making money,” says Lipskies co-founder, Lili-Ann Wray.
The OmniFocus app helps writers create their writing and lets them publish it to sites like Scribder, Scribd, or others.
But it also helps writers share their writing with readers.
So it’s really important that writers can get the information they need to create and publish their writing in an easy and fun way.
“You can’t just go to Scribd,” says Wray of the writing platform’s app.
“They’re not really good.”
So is it easier for writers to write professionally now than ever before?
It depends on how you look at it.
“I think it’s going to take a while to be able to get to the point where we have a more efficient way of writing,” says Robert M. Gorman, the author of the book “Writing and the End of the Workday.”
That means the writing space needs to be more streamlined and more open, and it needs to help writers get their work published quickly.
The more streamlined, the more likely it is that the writing community will see the writing market grow and flourish.
But there are plenty of barriers that remain.
For one thing, people still don’t understand how to use OmniFocus and other apps.
They are taught to use Scribd or other platforms, and to follow guidelines for what kind of content they should write and how they should use it.
There’s also a lack of professional guidance on how to edit and improve your writing.
“There’s a lot of confusion about writing, and people don’t know how to get it done,” says Gorman.
“We need a way for everyone to be