Category: 'Writing About Writing'

Category archives are in date order with the oldest posts first.

Scribe or Author

Wednesday, January 16th, 2002

Thinking precedes writing.

The Power to Use Words

Friday, January 18th, 2002

I use up my daily ration of words.

Acknowledging Craft

Saturday, February 23rd, 2002

Why is perfecting one’s craft is looked on with suspicion, as something that limits self-expression rather than expands it?

Pouring Over Old Letters

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

The ploys of letter writers.

Writing as Inquiry

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

I can’t think unless I put pen to paper.

Distinctions: Squash vs Quash

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

Words: Squash vs Quash You squash bugs. You quash rumors. ———— Change: “The about-to-launch campaign was also squashed by Mayor Boris Johnson.” ———— Technically squash can be used in place of quash (to put an end to; suppress). But isn’t it nicer to make the distinction?

The surface and beneath the surface