Monday, April 8, 2013

Fly, Dumbo!

Fear & Feathers

“I’m convinced that fear is at the root of most bad writing. If one is writing for one’s own pleasure, that fear may be mild. . . If, however, one is working under deadlinea school paper, a newspaper article, the SAT writing samplethat fear may be intense. Dumbo got airborne with the help of a magic feather; you may feel the urge to grasp a passive verb or one of those nasty adverbs for the same reason. Just remember before you do that Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him.”

—Stephen King, writer and author of On Writing: A memoir of the craft (2000) 

• Editorial Comment: Swish and flick. Magic indeed.

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died Monday, on “the U turn”? Click here.

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