Writing Topics: reading

Epic writing and reading

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Did you hear the late Seamus Heaney’s reading of Beowulf on Radio 4? It sounded wonderful. I only vaguely followed the story, but that didn’t matter. It was still lovely to listen to and made me want to read it. Epics and sagas were meant to be listened to. Most weren’t written down until much […]

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How reading about paleolimnology can improve your writing

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I’ve been enjoying BLDGblog for a while, and if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, while eating your sandwich or sipping your coffee, I’d urge you to have a quick read. Its author, Geoff Manaugh, is a contributing editor to Wired Magazine, and I like the blog because of its sharp take on architecture, […]

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