My father loves to clip out articles for people. Not only does he find gems but he highlights them for me as well. Here’s one from the Minneapolis Star Tribune that aims at the living heart of good writing as stated by John McPhee in an article by Laurie Hertzel:
“The creative part comes from ‘what you chose to write about, how you go about doing it, the arrangement through which you present things, the skill and the touch with which you describe people and succeed in developing them as characters, the rhythms of your prose, the integrity of the composition, the anatomy of the piece (does it get up and walk around on its own?).'”
Here’s hoping this blog gives my writing a little room to get on its feet. . .