Saturday, November 19, 2011

Library Notes/Reading Ventures/Writing Bones

Reading "What is a Sentence" by Stanley Fish.  A book that should be the Grey's Annatomy for all Writers.

Here is an exercise: using the Jabberwoky as a form  to copy and then put real words into the descriptive phrase.

Twas brilling, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wave;
All mimsy were the borogroves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

My Writing

Twas stroming and the orange clouds,
Did dash and break in the sky;
All huddled were the guinea pigs,
And the love bird yelped.

This book shows the writer how "forms are the engines of creativity." page 30

By the way, I wish I would have read this book sooner as it is the basics that enable a writer to write well.   So if you struggle at writing, like I do, then go and get How To Write a Sentence by Stanley Fish.

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