A Writer's Sketchbook
I like to think with a pencil in my hand. I just seem to find it easier to come to grips with ideas if they are scribbled on a page in front of me, and not stuck behind my eyes. Perhaps that is why I am a writer? But the real reason may be simply that I am not very good at visualizing, my imagination is primarily spatial and kinesthetic, and the world inside my mind is inhabited by shapes and motions more than sights. I can also imagine sounds quite easily, but have trouble imagining smells.
'Suddenly I'm getting the horrible feeling someone who won a National Book Award has recommended no more than two pronouns per book. With pronouns, adverbs, adjectives, similes and alliteration eliminated, how long till we can't use nouns and verbs? How long till books contain nothing but prepositions?'
-- Evil Editor