Tag Archive: History

Oct 04 2017

Word Play

  Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words. American humorist and journalist, Roy Blount, Jr., was born on this day in 1941. That’s the thing about writers. We like seeing how words fit together. Sometimes we force them to work together even when they don’t want to. And, if …

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Aug 14 2017

Writing my way to Carnegie Hall (and of course, I talk about the weekend)

  I don’t think anyone is ever writing so that you can throw it away. You’re always writing it to be something. Later, you decide whether it’ll ever see the light of day. But at the moment of its writing, it’s always meant to be something. So, to me, there’s no practicing; there’s only editing …

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