RARA-AVIS: Re: Getting to Know Block

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 28 Dec 2007

Great post Jim. I too heartily recomend Block's collections of his writing columns. He is very insightful and you are quite right about how he uses the work of other writers to illustrate his points. I am a big fan of John O'Hara but Block pointed out that O'Hara was a master at depicting sensitive interactions between characters yet he was famous for his difficult, brooding relationships in real life. An interesting insight about one of my favorite writers.

Block is one of the best writers on writing that I've ever read.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@...> wrote:

> Fiction, by its very nature, puts the writer at a
> remove from the reader. But Block's comments about
> the craft of fiction are as close to an inside look
> into Block's personality as you're likely to get.
> And, if you're a writer, or aspire to be one, they're
> among the best "how-to" books out there.

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