Friday, August 31, 2012

A Writer Is A Gunner

Because it's been a while since I've posted and will be a bit longer until a real post, I am posting this quote. Here you go:

“...writing becomes a question of learning to make occasional wing shots, bringing down the bird of thought as it flashes by. A writer is a gunner, sometimes waiting in the blind for something to come in, sometimes roaming the countryside hoping to scare something up. Like other gunners, the writer must cultivate patience, working many covers to bring down one partridge.”

This is from Strunk and White’s book The Elements of Style. Very helpful book. You should get it. Yup. Have a fabulous Labor Day! The end.

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