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And Next Up…Book #10 For Week #11

March 11th, 2009 - written by Brian Utley

I finished the Stephen King memoir tonight and gave it the highest rating yet. King mentions the book The Elements of Style frequently and it got me thinking about my own writing. So I bought the book and it arrived today. I also purchased Click by Bill Tancer, and The Book of Dahlia by Elisa Albert. You can see a complete list of books that I’ve read and will be reading by checking out my Goodreads account.

I have all sorts of things that I would like to write about, but I’m just waiting for that spark to come. Once I have my office up and organized maybe it will come more freely. All I really need is a desk. I haven’t had one since 2003. Not since the day before the bombs dropped on Baghdad. Don’t read too much into that, merely a coincidence.

I think I’m a week behind but I’m not at all worried about the resolution. Considering how this year has gone so far, I’m optimistic about what I’ve accomplished so far. Plus, little nuggets like The Elements of Style will help my progress.

And Next Up…Book #10 For Week #11

Bill Tancer, Book of Dahlia, Click, Elements of style, Elisa Albert, On Writing, Stephen King, William Strunk

  1. Brian Utley
    March 11th, 2009 at 22:36 | #1

    And as a sidenote, I bought the Kindle after all and promptly returned it less than 24 hours later. More on that soon…

  2. tosui
    March 25th, 2009 at 19:19 | #2

    This book is awesome! Believe it or not (and this is a posting on the interwebs, so probably many will “not”) but a Noble laureate actually recommended this book to myself and a few other Ph.D students when he visited my university. That was all the endorsement I needed; I picked it up later that day!

    Now I refer to it often (along with Orwell’s “Why I Write”).

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