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.

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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