Category Archives: OTHERS ON WRITING

Style guides


I can’t emphasise enough the importance of a good style guide for serious writers. Style guides should be kept in close proximity to your writing station, along with the dictionary and thesaurus. I have a number of style guides and … Continue reading

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The importance of a good thesaurus


I’ve heard it said that good writers don’t need a thesaurus. On the contrary a good writer knows s/he needs a thesaurus. That’s why s/he is a good writer. A good writer also needs a good dictionary and uses it … Continue reading

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A quote because I have nothing else to say


There’s nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.  Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith  

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Jorge Luis Borges on the inner critic


“Any time something is written against me, I not only share the sentiment but feel I could do the job far better myself. Perhaps I should advise would-be enemies to send me their grievances beforehand, with full assurance that they … Continue reading

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Expect creativity


 My mother’s husband, and good friend Swami Guru Sam, has a penchant for Vulcan logic that would put Spoc himself to shame. He has recently taken on the unenviable task of being my literary coach to help me through the creative minefield known … Continue reading

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