Friday, August 6, 2010

Literature 101

A list of contacts as long as your leg. An ability to copiously produce project after project after project. The ephemeral blessing of the muse. People chalk up writerly success to all sorts of factors. But no matter what particular blend of skill and circumstance propels scribblers to success, one commonality stands: They all know the fundamentals. And though a grasp of the basics is vital, the ironic thing is that they slip away without our noticing. Enter Jessica Anderson of The Bluestocking Society and her ten-week series "Literature 101," which may be just the thing you need if you haven't darkened the door of an English classroom for, say, a decade or more. Most recent posts include "10 Literary Concepts Every Reader Should Know" and "Genre."
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Jim Murdoch said...

A nice wee site that. Can't believe I've not run across it before.

Loren Eaton said...

Jessica does some really great stuff. I've been impressed with her output.

Jessica (The Bluestocking Society) said...

Loren, thanks for the plug. I really feel like I've forgotten how some of this basic stuff can make my reading experience so much better. Hopefully, this little series will help me and others to both read and write with a little for consciousness.

Loren Eaton said...

Thanks for posting it! Basic lit stuff is a boon no matter which side of the page you're on.