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Monday, April 24, 2006

"[T]he art of writing--the test of the artist--is to resist the beguilement and cleave the subject." (Barbara Tuchman, Practicing History: Selected Essays "In Search of History," 13, Knopf, 1981.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Parsing that: Does she mean that we should resist being clever and cutesy and focus on sticking to the topic?

Resisting cleverness is good advice. I hate re-reading my posts wherein I was too focused on wit.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Hey, does Barbara Tuchman list "Freaking posting more than once a month," in any of her various test-of-the-artists?

6:34 PM  
Blogger Cibbuano said...

Oh, didn't you hear? Zane is going to be the new Superman in Superman Returns...

I'm sure after the movie premiers, he'll be posting like mad!

6:59 PM  
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