What is Good Writing?

Story guru Robert McKee asserts that the writer’s goal should always be to create a “good story well told” (italics by McKee). A simple statement, but hard to achieve. Some people are naturally gifted storytellers. They turn a trip to the grocery store into an epic battle of good and evil. Another not-so-talented storyteller willContinue reading “What is Good Writing?”

Vocabulary Building with David Foster Wallace

I still haven’t yet finished Infinte Jest (New Year’s resolution), but I’m a big fan of DFW’s essays.  The late writer’s mastery of the English language, as well as his courage to experiment with it, truly puts him in a class by himself (along with Shakespeare, Joyce, and Wordsworth). I try to keep a notebookContinue reading “Vocabulary Building with David Foster Wallace”