The WLOG — Writings on Writing
Plus a Smattering of Generous Readings
Here in the WLOG, you’ll find writings about writing. These include explorations of style, syntax, and usage; discussions of structure, form, and delivery; analyses of storytelling at its most fundamental levels.
In addition, here I’ll occasionally offer up a Generous Reading. The Generous Readings are reviews of others’ works. Why generous? Because there’s nothing to be gained in being an asshole to my fellow writers. While I always endeavor to be critical, even academic, in reviewing others’ work, the goal is to shed light on what makes good writing good, poor writing poor, and to light the way for all of us to improve. If I can’t say something nice about it, or its author is a twit, you simply won’t find me talking about it.
Head on over to the Musings for discussions on other things—like economics, history, or culture—as well as for announcements about my own works. Thanks for visiting!
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