Daily Archives: February 28, 2012

The Writer’s Job by Tim Parks | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

Read this and weep…or get stronger. It’s up to you.

The Writer’s Job by Tim Parks | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books.

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Gonna Take a Sentimental Journey–NOT!

I was just reading a fabulous post on the AboutAWord Web site. Keyed in to it by a friend, I’ve just discovered a treasure trove of intelligent writing on writing. One of the most recent posts, by Kevin Prufer, discusses sentimentality.

The kiss of death, we know it when we read it. Print bleeding past lavender and into violet. I learned to think about it as unearned emotion, but I now believe that’s too simplistic. Continue reading

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Seeing the World

Worth reading: Laurel’s story exercise

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