A comic glossary of cliches used by book reviewers.
The essayist William Hazlitt wrote on essay on gusto. I ponder its practical applicability to the art of writing.
A few weeks ago, wandering London’s Hampstead Heath for the first time, I watched Rachel record her impressions — not … More
Don’t all writers have a hidden nerve, call it a secret chamber, something irreducibly theirs, which stirs their prose and … More
[Trigger warning: talk of suicide and despair, including a disturbing picture.] Why did I read four (well, three and a … More
Recently I began playing the piano again, after a ten year interregnum. Before that pianoforte-less decade, I practiced four, five, … More