new site: Roger’s rhetoric

 

 

 

I have a new site:

 

Roger’s rhetoric

 

https://rogers-rhetoric.com/

 

 

On this site, there are many posts about writing per se. My observations re same, my education and training as a writer, the principles of good writing (including criticisms of my own writing that have made by less experienced writers, and how I have responded; and what I see as shortcomings of some common advice given to beginning writers), good vs. bad writing, political correctness and language policing of writing, what can be learned from the great writers I have read (and continue to), and fine points of grammar and style.

There is enough material here, I feel, for a book on writing, perhaps titled “Proverbs from Roger’s Writing Lair,” and Other Essays on the Craft of Writing.

My posts come at the principles and mechanics of writing, and issues of style, from many different vantage points, and drawing upon my actual experience as a writer. In contrast to the usual freshman composition texts and writers’ guides with a lot of anodyne, boiler plate advice organized in outline fashion, with a cookbook like feel, often overly general as a result of the author’s objective of covering every question a novice writer might have.

 

 

— Roger W. Smith

   posted on my Roger’s Gleanings site on December 13, 2019

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