Robert Cotrell shares some great links

Robert Cotrell shares some great links

A short composition that is worth the reading for the links, alone, but worth the read for its own sake, too.

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Good reading

I’ve always heard that one of the best things to improving one’s own writing is to read good writing from other people. Accordingly, here’s an article by David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster.
The thing I find most impressive is the structure of this piece. He starts out at the very lowest, (maybe even benthic 😉 level regarding the lobster. From there he builds up and goes into an extended treatment about what it is for us as a moral question.
Reading his work reminds me of some fine piece of woodworking or something else equally fine crafted.
I’ve since gone on to purchase pretty much everything he’s written.

Direct advice on writing

Found this post and I thought it had merit. http://wendypalmer.com.au/2008/09/25/writing-rules-misapplied-kill-your-darlings/ I thought, yeah I had better just keep on scribbling but it wouldn’t hurt to come back to her site, now and again.

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