September 1st, 2008


Thank you, LIz for talking to us about one of my favorite "craft" books, ON WRITING by Stephen King.  And thank you especially for ending with that "Great Thought."  If you haven't read or heard King's acceptance speech when he received the National Book Foundation's Medal for DISTINGUISHED CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN LETTERS in 2003, you should go to the National Book Foundation website and check it out.  Here's a link to a written version of the speech.  There used to be an audio version of it, but I'm not sure that's still available.

Today marks the official end of summer, at least for those of us who operate on a school calendar.  Labor Day weekend is a great time to read one more good book before the madness of the school year starts.  My choice this year was THE ANNOTATED CHARLOTTE'S WEB. 


I spent a glorious weekend with Mr.  E.B. White,  the sine qua non of writing teachers and with Peter F. Neumeyer who prepared this Annotated Edition. It was like taking a college class in three days.  I'm going to tell you more about it tomorrow.  I hope you'll stop by.