Writer, Heal Thyself!

Author Don Massenzio

I’ve been fascinated with a book I received from my uncle in Texas. It’s called Nabakov’s Favorite Word is Mauve By Ben Blatt. It’s an analytical look at writers and writing. I’ve already looked at Blatt’s analysis of the use of adverbs and exclamation points as recommended by famous writers (Stephen King and Elmore Leonard respectively). It also looked at the use of analytics to predict the gender of the the author by the words used in the writing.

I’m fascinated by this book’s examination of how writers follow (or don’t follow) their own advice. This post will dig into that subject just a bit more. Some of these great writers are role models for many of us. We read their advice on improving our writing and follow it blindly or with some measure of scrutiny.

I was particularly interested in two questions that Blatt asks in his book:

  1. Does the…

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About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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One Response to Writer, Heal Thyself!

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Anna.

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