This week, one writer discussed the top challenges of the job, and explains how he keeps the romance in his relationship with the craft.
Also, the subjunctive mood goes missing (in 1924); how to cover historical events; and Strunk and White inspire book and article titles, and more.
Here’s the Week in Writing:
Writing is not sexy: For some of us, the first inspiration to write—to become a writer—may have derived from some romantic idea of the craft. At some point, you realized that writing was work, and there are many, sometimes painful steps to completing a worthwhile piece. “Having written for the better part of a decade I can say now without equivocation: Writing is not sexy,” said playwright Tim Van Dyck in The Huffington Post. He describes his own writing process, including letting others reading your work, and writing with a partner.