Thursday, April 1, 2010

Topic: Some Memorable Words about Writing

Topic: Memorable Words about Writing

10-second review:
“The concept of flawlessness masks the rigors of craft.”

“I make them show all their work in math. And hide it on their final drafts.” Taylor Mali, “What Teachers Make.

Title: “Tucking the Pigeons Up Your Sleeve: Ten Personae Teach Our Nonfiction Course.” BS Sunstein. English Journal (March 2010), 13-21,

Comment: “Rewriting is…a constant attempt on my part to make the finished version smooth, to make it seem effortless.” James Thurber in Cowley, ed., Writers at Work.

“The purpose of grammar in writing is to polish expression.” Raymond Stopper. Teaching English, How To…. RayS.

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