Monday, February 25, 2008

Words to Starve By

"Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word. There are no exceptions to this rule."
—Stephen King

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Wrong of the Week

The document is 30 pages long, about 10K words. You should know Strunk and White through and through. I need to have my works cited properly formatted. This work needs to be done tonight and done by tomorrow morning. Compensation: $125.
Piece of cake. All I have to do is put on my Wonder Woman cape and done deal. On the bright side, this guy or gal thinks owning a Strunk & White makes you an editor. Just one not worthy of being paid.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Words to Starve By

"Life is what happens to a writer between drafts."
—Damon (aka Dennis R. Miller, who spent 25 years completing his novel THE PERFECT SONG)

Monday, February 4, 2008

Words to Starve By

"I am not young enough to know everything."
—Oscar Wilde

Friday, February 1, 2008

Words to Starve By

"I always laugh when I see ads that say, 'Must be an English major.' Does being an English major mean one can write? Read, maybe. Know English, maybe."
—Star Lawrence