- – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - -
Your tax-deductible contribution makes "A Way with Words" possible.
Help out here: http://waywordradio.org/donate
On this week's must-read list, an essay by Michael Cunningham ("The Hours," "By Nightfall"). He offers excellent writing advice, including the importance of a strong first line:
"As writers we must, from our very opening sentence, speak with authority to our readers. It's a little like waltzing with a new partner for the first time. Anyone who is able to waltz, or fox-trot, or tango, or perform any sort of dance that requires physical contact with a responsive partner, knows that there is a first moment, on the dance floor, when you assess, automatically, whether the new partner in question can dance at all -- and if he or she can in fact dance, how well."
Read the rest:
Imagine a world without words. Here's an especially good episode of Radiolab featuring variations on that theme, including the story of a man who learns his first words at the age of 27.
If you come across great stories about language that you think fellow word lovers should know about, drop us a line or share it with us on our Facebook page:
Ciao for now,
Call with your questions at any time:
U.S. and Canada (877) WAY-WORD/(877) 929-9673
London +44 20 7193 2113
Mexico City +52 55 8421 9771
Support for "A Way with Words" comes from the following sponsors:
National University, which invites you to change your future today. Find out how at http://www.nu.edu/
iUniverse, supported self-publishing. Is there a book in you? http://bit.ly/agRSIO
MozyPro online backup for businesses, offering simple and secure backup solutions. http://bit.ly/d0yyfM
Most Users Ever Online: 1147
Currently Browsing this Page:
Bob Bridges: 676
Ron Draney: 624
Guest Posters: 605
Newest Members: katma, wordwonderer, Abbyabi098, Gilliflower, jodymask, ernestomalley, SnorePhat, vernal, ToddThompson, niamhk
Moderators: Grant Barrett (1420)