Read and Learn

I don’t much like writing about writing because it’s just something I do.  Nor do I especially seek the company of other writers although some of my best friends etc. etc.  The words ‘writers’ group’ bring me out in hives.   On the whole I feel writers need to leave the house on a regular basis and get a life. Otherwise to labour in silence and solitude.


All this is by way of prefacing a link to an excellent piece by George F. Will in today’s Washington Post.  It says a lot of things I’d have said myself if only I’d been smart enough, and has the added value of quoting Elmore Leonard and William Zinsser (pictured left), two sages before whom I genuflect.

Read and learn.



  1. Elizabeth Dunn on April 11, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Off to buy On Writing Well……if I can find a bookshop. Anyone who hates the word ‘share’ has got my vote.

    • Laurie Graham on April 16, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Yes, I gather bookshops are now an endangered species in Venice. However I was bemused to hear one of the bookshop conservationists describe Venice as a ‘city of culture’. A city of mercantile whoring is more my recollection. Good luck with your quest.

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