Saturday, April 21, 2012

Writing advice from CS Lewis
On June 26, 1956, author C.S. Lewis responded to a fan letter from Joan Lancaster, a young Chronicles of Narnia enthusiast. In a personalized thank-you letter, the writer imparted some simple and valuable stylistic advice for budding prose writers.

Facebook is the land of serendipity. That it often irks and sometimes irritates us is a given. But for the surprising nuggets it occasionally offer, which are totally unexpected, it is well worth it.

Keep Facebook but improve your mining technique.

I just sent the above to my kids. CS Lewis was so full of good old fashioned common sense. Takes us back to the centre of gravity where in writing  is so easy to stray.

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