Category Archives: writing well

  1. Deep Reading, Lizard Feet, and Tough Cookies

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    August 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      Those immersed in the reading life know an engrossing dance of words and concepts can induced by good writing, …
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  2. Feckless Similes and P.G. Wodehouse

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    November 19, 2014 by libroshombre

    The origin of the word “feck” arose following mention of P.G. Wodehouse’s skilled use of back-formations in last week’s column. …
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  3. Quintilianus, Writing and Reading Well, Wodehouse, and a few Tricolons

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    November 13, 2014 by libroshombre

    Novelist Stephen King says this to those wanting to be writers: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t …
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  4. Librarian Myths, Describing Windspeeds, and Magician Spies

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    October 16, 2014 by libroshombre

    Many popular assumptions about being a librarian couldn’t be more wrong. Take the most prevalent myth, that librarians spend their …
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  5. Gallivanting with Montaigne and Reading Deeply

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    October 9, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Gallivant” is my word for the week. It means “roaming about in search of pleasure, and that describes my general …
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  6. Careful Words, Commas, and CIA Style

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    September 11, 2014 by libroshombre

    Buddha once said, “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced …
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