Tuesday, January 6, 2015

An observation about writing, from Richard Marius

A good reason to read Bryan Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day: each post closes with a little bonus, a quoted passage about language or writing. Here’s one sentence from yesterday’s passage:

When you write every day about yourself and your immediate world, you will develop habits that will help you observe the greater world beyond yourself.

Richard Marius, A Writer’s Companion (New York: Knopf, 1985).
Richard Marius’s book, now out of print, is a good one. It’s the kind of book that seems to be of little interest in the world of “comp” — the work of a writer (not a “specialist”) sharing what he knows.

comments: 2

Fresca said...

Could be the blogger's credo! (Writing every day... Since I've been doing it again, I really like it, it makes my day better... As the captcha says, I prove I'm not a robot! )

Michael Leddy said...

That’s just what I thought. A writing habit makes everything taste better.