the 5th element

January 28, 2015

the first 4 books of the Death Gate Cycle series is consistent with the Greek notion of the composition of the world: air, fire, earth, and water,  If one is ‘serious’ about the craft of writing, there’s no going beyond the classic reference of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style.  Sure, some may find the sections on grammar quite tedious, but these are necessary building blocks in attaining a level of proficiency.

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One Response to “the 5th element”


  1. There are solid rules for writing, yes. But language is fluid, and meant to change as we do. You must know how a system works before you bend and break it, but bend and break it you should! Make it your own. That is how you find your voice.


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