A writer's most prized possession is his or her own unique writing style.
Raymond Chandler, an accomplished American novelist and screenwriter, admitted: "The most durable thing in writing is style, and style is the single most valuable investment a writer can make with his time."
The term "style" stems from the Latin word "stilus." The "stilus" represented a tool for writing on the waxen tablets of the Romans; it had a pointy end for producing the imprint on the wax, and a rounded end for erasing.
you are right about the fun summer reads on the beach or vacation
I usually take books I will be sure to pass on for others to use
I'm with you luvy about my own style as I started out telling the story.
I'm having a time writing down what I am telling so I actually say
it out loud to anyone or anything that listens.
I was reading Rod McKuen poems
one I did not understand was read to
"Biscuit", a dog I was dog sitting and he stopped wiggling and listened to me...
Right now I am going nuts trying to figure out
Light In August
by William Faulkner
as it jumps around so much that I have to read it over and over to get the point...
wondering if there is a point!
Agatha Christie and others (not all mystery writers)
I have no problem with even reading beginning to end in one night.