Monday, July 20, 2009

good advice from a smart young intern

A very hilarious, as well as smart and savvy blog written by INTERN is on my daily read list. Here's a terrific post on memoir, and spiritual memoir in particular.

I couldn't have said it better myself, believe me, I've tried.

11 comments:

Angie Ledbetter said...

I woke one of my kidlets up laughing! Thanks for the link.

Christina Lee said...

funny! thanks for the link- I made sure to add it to my reader!

laughingwolf said...

lol... bloody brilliant, as my english pals would say :)

Julie said...

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?

Mira said...

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.

passinglovenotes said...

Okay. Chucking spiritual memoir in the trash now. Pointless to attempt re-write.

Patience-please said...

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.

Jeannene Walker said...

That was great! Thanks for the laugh!

David Edgerley Gates said...

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.

kitty said...

Speaking of memoirs... I was sorry to hear that Frank McCourt died.

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Caroline said...

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.