To be an accomplished writer one needs to learn from the best. Shakespeare was the best, and even he used other writer’s words to develop his own style. A style that would become so good that he’s been labelled as one of the best writers of our time.
I am currently reading Oliver Sacks The Man who Thought His Wife was a Hat. I cannot flaw his writing style. Sacks takes us on a journey, a very personal journey, of rare neurological deficits, affects and disorders and the way they manifest or show up in his patients.
The Man who Thought His Wife was a Hat, is the favourite book, of author Lisa Genova. Her book Still Alice, recently adapted into a film and skilfully written, is the story of a fifty year old university professor who starts to have memory problems.
Larry’s Party by Carol Shields is also a surperbly wriiten book. The books I have mentioned, look at words and how they fit into sentences. It is the sentence structure, which is the basis of a well written book. The other parts, the building blocks, come next. As a writer, please remember the necessity of a good foundation. With it, your writing will stand. Without it, your writing will crumble. Until next time, Debbie.