"We understand our lives, or try to, by the stories we tell."
--Charles Baxter (Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction)
I woke one of my kidlets up laughing! Thanks for the link.
funny! thanks for the link- I made sure to add it to my reader!
lol... bloody brilliant, as my english pals would say :)
Wow! this girl is way cooler than I'll ever be! I wonder if people really pay her to review. It's not a bad idea though there are so many free resources for advice on the internet?
Hmmm, sorry, Intern and Janet, but I actually don't agree with this. I think there are two aspects to writing:a. Good writing, as in the craft and/or art of the written word.b. Having something to say.The second one is under-valued in the industry, yet, in the larger picture, it could be seen as more important.
Okay. Chucking spiritual memoir in the trash now. Pointless to attempt re-write.
Of course the Intern avoids using the word "I" in her posts by using "Intern" instead.Which starts with "I". As does the word inane, which could be applied to this comment.Thanks for the link. She's fun.
That was great! Thanks for the laugh!
Couldn't you argue that Jack Kerouac's writing is more involving when he invents, and less interesting when he simply records? Giving credit where credit is due--Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky---results in an book overcrowded with characters you can't distinguish from each other. Is it memoir, or is it fiction? Or is it bearing witness, and therefore worth reading for the historical record? Jack, at least, has the grace to subsume the "I." Is his stuff still readable? Your math may differ.
Speaking of memoirs... I was sorry to hear that Frank McCourt died. ...
The intern's blog is excellent. I love her battle with Nemesis Intern. I don't even care if she's making some of it up. She's hilarious.
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