Monday, March 4, 2013

The Writer’s Life

Just Shoot Me
“Is writing hell? Is it the best life there is? Could it possibly be somewhere in between, comprising moments of euphoria and despair, tedium and satisfaction? Yes, all of those things. But it really isn’t very seemly for writers to be constantly on about what it’s like to be a writer. . . . 
“Here is my pledge. If you ever find me expounding on the pleasures, burdens, hellish deadlines, or intricate fine points of the writer’s life, well, in the immortal words of that great writer Frank Loesser, ‘Sue me, sue me. Shoot bullets through me.’”
—Ben Yagoda, English prof and columnist, “The Agony (or Not) of Writing,” Lingua franca, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 25, 2013 

• Editorial Comment: Although I’m reminded of a journalist I once interviewed, who said, “Being a journalist is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” Is that bragging?

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from lexicographer and blogger Kory Stamper, who on National Grammar Day called the English language a “shifty whore?” Click here 

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