Posts Tagged: writing

On wonderful accidents

In the introduction to the edition of Fahrenheit 451 that I am reading, Ray Bradbury writes about having written the story 50 years ago. He rented a typewriter at his local library at 10 cents an hour, and spent the hours

On wonderful accidents

In the introduction to the edition of Fahrenheit 451 that I am reading, Ray Bradbury writes about having written the story 50 years ago. He rented a typewriter at his local library at 10 cents an hour, and spent the hours

On loving a book and hating a book at the same time

They tell you to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. If that were the only rule to do with writing, I would be well on my way to be a good writer. You may have

On loving a book and hating a book at the same time

They tell you to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. If that were the only rule to do with writing, I would be well on my way to be a good writer. You may have

Ralph Waldo Emerson on creative reading

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson on creative reading

One must be an inventor to read well. There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

On a story of confusing proportions

I am having a bit of trouble getting through Redwall. I feel terrible, since I know lots of people – including one of my best friends who I talk about here – loved the books, and so many people have

On a story of confusing proportions

I am having a bit of trouble getting through Redwall. I feel terrible, since I know lots of people – including one of my best friends who I talk about here – loved the books, and so many people have

On real dragons and imaginary meat-pies

The last couple of days I have been talking about buying books, and have not mentioned reading books! I have just finished ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ by Ursula Le Guin. It took me a while to get into it, but I

On real dragons and imaginary meat-pies

The last couple of days I have been talking about buying books, and have not mentioned reading books! I have just finished ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ by Ursula Le Guin. It took me a while to get into it, but I

William Murchison on good writing

“The only thing better than good English writing is – I can’t think of anything.You just don’t pour it pureed over your potatoes. You savor it as if it were a find chardonnay.What on Earth does it matter if you

William Murchison on good writing

“The only thing better than good English writing is – I can’t think of anything.You just don’t pour it pureed over your potatoes. You savor it as if it were a find chardonnay.What on Earth does it matter if you

On homegrown authors

At the moment I am reading Foundling, the first book in D. M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy. I was excited to read this one, because not only is D. M. Cornish Australia, but he lives in Adelaide, the city

On homegrown authors

At the moment I am reading Foundling, the first book in D. M. Cornish’s Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy. I was excited to read this one, because not only is D. M. Cornish Australia, but he lives in Adelaide, the city

Edward P. Morgan on reading

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where

Edward P. Morgan on reading

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where

Lewis Carroll on descriptions

When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint. ~Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll on descriptions

When you are describing, A shape, or sound, or tint; Don’t state the matter plainly, But put it in a hint; And learn to look at all things, With a sort of mental squint. ~Lewis Carroll