Read Well…Write Well?

Recently our library has acquired what I have found to be the most surprising book about writing imaginable: Verlyn Klinkenborg’s “Several Short Sentences about Writing.”

Voracious readers should be able to “naturally” write well…right?  Not according to Mr. Klinkenborg, and I’m more and more inclined to agree with him.  I invite all ambitious writers and readers to come explore this highly unorthodox take on what is usually boring beyond all reason: the writers’ guidebook.  Instead of charts or tricks or mantras, Klinkenborg presents a poetic manifesto on the power and hard work behind a carefully crafted sentence.