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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
“Working” has a different meaning for writers. If you are a writer, writing doesn’t necessarily mean typing away on a keyboard or scribbling on a piece of paper. Writing happens when you are walking or taking a shower or pulling weeds in the backyard. Simply staring out a window also works. Once your writing is done, you just need to dump it on a sheet of paper or into a computer.
This week we’ll see a few words related to writing. How would you describe what you do in a way that clears misconceptions or puts it in a different light? Email us at email@example.com.
noun: A literary style which focuses on description of objects, not on interpretation, plot, characterization, etc.
From French, from chose (thing), from Latin causa (case, thing). The idea is associated with the writer and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet. Earliest documented use: 1960s.
“‘How are things?’ someone asks the author at a party. That sets him off. How are things? You mean, in what way do things exist? How should I know? What, even, is a thing? I’d better write a book about it. And so he does: a book of short meditations on everyday objects, a contemporary exercise in happy chosisme.”
Steven Poole; How Are Things?; The Guardian (London, UK); Nov 5, 2005.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The unrestricted competition so commonly advocated does not leave us the survival of the fittest. The unscrupulous succeed best in accumulating wealth. -Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th US president (4 Oct 1822-1893)