Re: Re[2]: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Eng vs Writer, BULL, Writing is an Innate Talent
From: Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 May 1995 13:25:44 -0600

On Tue, 2 May 1995, Arlen P. Walker wrote:

> I think we'd find much the same in our field. Quality of writer depends upon
> time spent writing. (Remember Robert Heinlein's famous advice to a neophyte
> who wanted to know the secret of writing success? "1) Apply butt to chair.
> 2) Write." )

I would add to what Arlen says. There is a high correlation between the
ability to write well and the amount of reading one does. We learn a
great deal about how to work within the language to communicate ideas
from those who precede us as writers.

RoMay Sitze, rositze -at- nmsu -dot- edu


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