Good Sentences Vol. 1

In the book v. e-reader debate, a clear benefit to e-readers is the ability to annotate easily. And I'm an avid annotator of sentences and passages I like. (My workaround for reading books is to snap a photo of the page and then save the screenshot to Evernote - which converts it to readable and … Continue reading Good Sentences Vol. 1

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Beautiful advice to an aspiring writer

One of the most arresting and affecting books I've ever read is Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed. It's a collection of advice columns that she wrote anonymously for an online magazine years ago, before she wrote¬†Wild and deservedly achieved fame. She signed her advice as "Sugar," and her column became known as "Dear Sugar." … Continue reading Beautiful advice to an aspiring writer

The best personal essay I’ve ever read was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1936

I thought I knew F. Scott Fitzgerald because I'd read The Great Gatsby, discarded Tender Is the Night, and heard Hemingway tell how drunk he would get in Paris. I did not know F. Scott Fitzgerald. One day, a writer friend told me Fitzgerald is one of his favorite writers. "Why?" I asked. He told … Continue reading The best personal essay I’ve ever read was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1936