[LMB] authors' styles
paal at gis.net
Mon Mar 29 03:51:40 BST 2010
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From: "Harimad" <harimad2001 at yahoo.com>
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Subject: [LMB] authors' styles
> Suzette Haden Elgin is writing a new book and it's going, er, differently
> for her. She can't write an outline and she's not sure where it's going.
> This is not only unusual for her, it's unprecedented. She finds it
> unnerving at the very least and doesn't like it at all. "My standard
> position is that I'm supposed to be the one in charge of that, not the
> cottonpicking book." The contrast with Lois's methodology is so strong
> and so fascinating that I'm totally hooked on the thread. I recommend it:
Hmm, I should go follow that link!
> I've been looking for new fiction to read since my kidlets' needs
> generally don't allow me to read my usual - challenging nonfiction. I
> think I'll read a whole lot more Elgin, I've only read the Native Tongue
> trilogy, so I can compare with Bujold and see how this book compares with
Most Eglin has been years out of print, I suspect... I can't even remembe
titles, other than the Ozark Trilogy -- Twelve Fair Kingdoms, The Grand
Jubilee, And Then There'll Be Fireworks.
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