Several Short Sentences About Writing
by Verlyn Klinkenborg
“The question isn’t, can the reader follow you?
That’s a matter of grammar and syntax.
The question is, will the reader follow you?” (128)
I’ve never written a book review, but I think it goes something like this: a brief description of subject, author and intended audience; list good and bad points; and a couple of pithy quotes. I shall largely adhere to this format. Though do forgive me if I find the implied rules of this genre too confining for my wild artistic tendencies.
So, to begin: a brief description of subject, author and intended audience…
This is a book written for writers by a writer about writing.
Too brief, perhaps.
While this text is applicable to writers of any experience or style, I think it is particularly useful for those at a turning point in their career as a…
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