Thursday, April 2, 2009

THURSDAY: Pep Talks, Warnings and Screeds

I love when I come across a new writing book. And this one was a surprising gem. I picked it up on a whim and couldn't put it down.

A long time writing teacher (and author) complied short analogies and stories to illustrate general principles for writers, many about dealing with rejection and not giving up. Or maybe those are just the ones that stuck out to me!

My favorite parts were the items the author keeps on his desk to remind him of writing principles - like keeping a wrench to help you remember to "tighten up sentences and strengthen verbs." If only my desk were big enough to hold everything he recommends!

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