After getting my MFA in Creative Writing for adults, I thought I knew how to write. Turns out, I didn't know how to write stories with pictures. But for the past two years, I've been trying. Correction, the first year I flailed about in the dark. The second year, I bought a flashlight to shine … Continue reading Want to Improve Your Writing?
I picked up Patricia Highsmith's book on writing titled "Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction" last week for $1.00 at a library book sale. Bargain! The book is entertaining, for the most part, and she tells anecdotes about writing and editing several of her books, everything from the germ of an idea to development through multiple … Continue reading Cutting Advice from Patricia Highsmith
More sensational than sex, nudity, or gratuitous violence---(at least to people who care about word choice, sentence structure, and quality of composition) Tim Parks plants a stake firmly in the ground about the need for *intelligent* editors and editing in the era of cacophony. Is your stake in the same ground? In Praise of the … Continue reading In Praise of the Language Police by Tim Parks | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books
Well, folks, I was picking up a few groceries today and had to laugh. I'm not sure "typo" is the correct category for one of the errors.