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August 29, 2002
WritingTrying something new

I'm trying something new: as I finish each book on my recommended and want-to read list, I'm attempting to incorporate a little of the author's unique style into a few of my weblog postings. With this, I hope to get a better understanding of what I liked or didn't like about each book.

For instance, I tried to use just a little of Sebald's wonderful stream of conciousness effect from "The Rings of Saturn" in the posting The Three Boys.

Of course, I don't have Sebald's amazing ability in this regard, and I can't possibly match his own unique genius. However, I'm hoping that this effort will allow me to explore the richness of each author's writing in a more personal way, as well as to experience a little personal growth in my own writing. Trying on new suits to test the feel, as it were.

Posted by Bb at August 29, 2002 08:24 AM


Got to be careful with that, though. Some writers'll swamp you.

Posted by: Dorothea Salo on August 29, 2002 11:19 AM

I wouldn't mind a little emmersion. However, my own style -- including my creative spelling and grammar -- is just too strong to be overcome.

Posted by: Shelley aka Bb on August 29, 2002 03:51 PM

Ahem -- immersion

Posted by: Shelley aka Bb on August 29, 2002 03:51 PM

Wow! Talk about setting up a creative challenge for yourself! Guts. Guts. You've got 'em, Shelley.

Posted by: Elaine of Kalilily on August 30, 2002 09:37 AM

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