I feel like I could write something in the style of 'the art of learning' by josh waitzkin.
I write for a living in journalism but when it comes to story telling I always have a hell of a time with proper story structure because when it's fiction. I lay out the story and I fill in blanks in my mind. Of course no one would be able to fill the mental gaps I leave. So my stories come out editing to fuck and losing sight of what I originally wanted them to be.
Are there any resources for getting over leaving gaps?
I'm taking a 6-month period of travel and all around self-improvement I would love to get over this in that time so I can better understand the craft.
>>7566739 That book is cancer. It was written by pundits trying to pass off their opinions as facts. Don't read it. In fact, you should check how little your favorite authors stick to their guidelines.
>The Elements of Style does not deserve the enormous esteem in which it is held by American college graduates. Its advice ranges from limp platitudes to inconsistent nonsense. Its enormous influence has not improved American students' grasp of English grammar; it has significantly degraded it.
Kolln, M., Rhetorical Grammar Leech and Short, 1981 Jasinski J., Sourcebook on Rhetoric Biber et al. 1999., Sections D and E Huddleston et al., 2002. Quirk et al., 1986. Chs. 16-18 Leech and Svartvik, 1994 Crystal and Crystal, Words on Words. Ch. 8 (just for fun) Merriam-Webster Style Guide Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary OED Merriam Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms
Bad books on style: Anything by Bryan Garner. Anything by Fowler.
>>7569525 what makes that article so confusing is its lack of punctuation, and that is the fault of the style guide/editor/proofreaders of the journal in which the author published it.
>>7568272 >good books >similar to The Elements of Style
I used A Gardt, J Knape & U Fix 2008 when I needed to do research into the history of stylistics in Germany, and it was really good. There were many chapters in the book that dealt with more practical things. You should check it out.
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