March 21st, 2010


Description, Description, What's Your Function?

We’ve all heard that the best way to learn about writing is to read. We’re told to scrutinize how our favorite author strings together words, creates a world, and builds tension and conflict. This is fine and dandy for books that are crafted well. What does one do with those books that are . . . sub-par? Well, I’m a firm believer in learning lessons from the good, the bad, and the ugly. I recently read a book for my book club that taught me what I DON’T want to do. I will give you the title after our group meets next week. (I’m predicting a lively discussion full of groans and palms to forehead.) But I couldn’t wait to tell you what I learned.



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