Category: books

I Miss John Updike

“It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.” John Updike, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories. Great writers are able to show their values and philosophies by creating imaginary…

Tip #2 Incorporate Differing Types of Plot

Multiple Plots in W. Somerset Maugham’s The Painted Veil “When love and duty are one, there is grace within” is spoken by the Mother Superior and the pithy radiates through heroine Kitty Fane  with meaning. It’s the line that alters Kitty’s feelings for her…

Want to Write Well? Read A Great Book

Analyzing is more than a favorite pastime. Whether the texts are visual, auditory, or written, I find it’s all I do from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep, and then I wonder about the meaning of what I dreamed….