Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Sin and Syntax
I've been reading Sin and Syntax by Constance Hale. I would like to say it's a page turner, but it's not. There again I didn't expect it to be. I've been putting Post It tabs in while reading it, and scribbling marks in pencil in the margins where I want to find stuff. It's what I tend to do when reading books that are basically research. In this case this is me reading to improve my writing. Something I've been working on after my first critiquing session.
I have at least one friend who will tell me that reading books about writing is not as good as reading well written books. But I think my craft is weak; or perhaps I should say I fear that my writing is dull, uninteresting and boring. So I've set about improving my craft.
Because craft require graft.