- “[T]he chain of thought which produces a novel rarely interests anyone but aspiring novelists.” — Stephen King
“Imperfection is the language of art” (and what lays behind all good writing)
— Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’
In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.
“Fueled by amphetamines, the hard bebop jazz of the era and his spontaneous prose style….”
— The Typewriter (in the 21st Century)
Dictionary pet peeve: “windowsill”
Anyone who spends time with the written word knows how valuable it is to have a good set of dictionaries. Webster’s Unabridged, you failed. I’ll be sticking with my American Heritage dictionary from here on out.
An appliance no kitchen should be without
I’ve grown accustomed to writing while standing, especially when working at the typewriter. At the cabin, the only place to do that is at the kitchen counter. Works out nicely. I’ve got a nice view of the small meadow outside the window.