Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Topic: Learning to Write from Reading

10-second review: When you read something you like, go back and study how the writer did it.

Quote: Pete Hamill: “When I read a story and it gives me a wallop and I don’t know how the hell the writer did it, I go back and look at it and try to figure out how.”

Quote: “You’re looking both for what the thing is telling you—the content and then how it is being told, which is the style.” Pete Hamill, 1993.

Comment: I guess that is called “reading like a writer.” RayS.

Title: The Writer’s Digest Guide to Good Writing. Thomas Clark, ed., et al. Cincinnati, Ohio: Writer’s Digest Books, 1994.

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