“The art and craft of writing”

“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight.”  Did you like what you just read? I did, and how! Did you wish, even for a moment, that you could write like that?  I did, and how! It’ s by the legendary Raymond Chandler in his short story, “Red Wind.” I read about this with great interest in “Sentences, Crisp, Sassy, Stirring” by Constance Hale. One among a series on the “art and craft of writing.”

Another article, I found interesting was a blog post in Copyblogger: Ernest Hemingway’s Top 5 Tips for Writing. His writing an entire story in six words has to be a masterpiece.

Your writing style is of course related to the genre in which you write.  There is great scope, as these examples show us, to show our individuality and unique style in our writing. We may be nowhere near there yet, but we know we can get there.

 

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