Words to live (and write, and edit) by:
"An author merely begins a book. A reader finishes it."
"Don’t tell me that the moon is shining; Show me the glint of light on broken glass."
-attributed to Anton Checkhov
“I have been correcting the proofs of my poems. In the morning, after hard work, I took a comma out of one sentence…. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
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Better late than never: we went to Wordstock!
Hi there, friends. We know, we know. A blog update? From Sarah and Sylvia? It’s true! We are indeed alive, and have so much to tell you. Namely that we’ve been too busy running around doing fun stuff like riding … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged books, editing, Ex Libris Editing, literature, Oregon, PDX, Portland, Wordstock, writing 1 Comment
Author Philip Pullman calls time on the present tense, the first person
“If every sound you emit is a scream, a scream has no expressive value. What I dislike about the present-tense narrative is its limited range of expressiveness.” So said His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman in a 2010 Guardian article … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged editing, first person, literature, narrative, Philip Pullman, present tense, writing 2 Comments