Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Ribbons of Words


Reading Telling True Stories has been like holding match to a gas jet for me. Whoooooosh! Suddenly, I'm hearing the words almost non-stop. In my dreams, floating in that gulf between waking and sleeping, when I close my eyes and drift, it's like the Big Guy in the Sky is sending down dictation.

Weird, but wonderful.

TTS is a collection of essays about writing non-fiction. Much of it is slanted to narrative newspaper writing, but the information and wisdom is valid and valuable, no matter what you write. I practically forced Barb to buy it, and she called yesterday praising it to the skies, in tears while she read a piece aloud to me.

So, get yourself to a bookstore or library or bookselling web site near you and get yourself a copy. Then dive in and swim around in it for a few hours. I think you'll be glad you did.

5 comments:

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Don't need to ask me twice! I'm 1-Click away!

kario said...

Man, my husband is going to kill me! I just got an Amazon shipment yesterday, but I'm off again...

Thanks for the recommendation.

Amber said...

Thank you, Jerri! I think this is right up my alley right now. :)

:)

Deb said...

Amazon here I come!

Eileen said...

It's weird, but I stopped at my school today and a teacher friends was raving about this very book. I put it on my list to check out, now I will move it to the top. Thanks Jerri!