in the arsehole of diogenes

NEO-HERACLITUS_____________Qweir Notions in the arsehole of Diogenes: weBlog of a septuagenarian Binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 4 March 2016

Knit your own Novel !

There are so many good books
being written now
and for the past 20 years at least
especially by women
that the formerly latent
talent for writing seems
utterly widespread.
Yet in every one I read
I find at least one mistake -
of geography, or plot, or spelling
(Marie Celeste for Mary Celeste)
or language (bon viveur for bon vivant,
double-entendre for double entente)
or meaning (rifle for riffle, tend to
for attend to, fine toothcomb for
fine-toothed comb, wracked for racked).
Thus I am much more talented at
(and attuned to) editing
(some might say pedantry)
than at creative writing.

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