Wednesday, September 28, 2011
How To Write A Sentence: And How To Read One
The part that I most appreciated in this book is Fish's encouragement to copy sentences in order to learn to write such beauties. It was the best advice I have heard. Find a beautiful sentence and copy it many times using non-sensical and mundane topics; it is the best way to train your brain to find beauty in your writing.
I own it--I am a nerd. I love books like this that push me to grow and think and improve my writing. I love the written word, and one of the best reasons in the world to write is because you love sentences. It's not the only reason of course, but it certainly is a great one.