Archive for February, 2011

Write about what you know

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

“Write about what you know” You hear this all the time. The theory is that if you pull stories from your own life and use settings, occupations, and situations that you are familiar with, then your writing will ring true. Writing about what you know will also help to avoid errors like using words that […]

Writing analysis: “Axis”, by Alice Munro

Friday, February 4th, 2011

I’ve been waiting to find another short story in the New Yorker that generated interest in doing some more writing analysis. After going back to some older issues as well as keeping up on the semi-regular delivery of new issues in the mail I finally found an interesting story to look at. Unfortunately, it’s a […]

Review: “Zoe Busiek: Wild Card”, the Ceiling of Mediocrity

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I watch very little television these days. I do have a television in the bedroom though, and today I woke up an hour early and turned on the TV to see what was on. Between morning newscasts I found something intriguing on W Network. Googling it helped me to discover that the program is called […]