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Sunday, November 27, 2005

The Sound on the Page

I just finished the Yagoda book, even wrote him to tell him how great it was to read. He focuses on style, what it is, how it differs in genres, how we develop it. I was proud to recognize the writer of a nameless passage -- I won't give it away in case the gentle reader wishes to give it a try. If you like the writings of John Gardner on constructing fiction, you'll also like the Yagoda. Both two of the better more trustworthy writers on the subject.

What would be a mannerist style in writing? What would be a baroque style in writing.

Can you spin the world on style, or on a stylus, or with a stilis?