Mar 022013
 

Douglas Glover changing the world one reader at a time…

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I reviewed a book a while back that has stayed with me for many months and has affected the way I write and read, and it’s opened my eyes to a weakness in much creative writing, even in published books. Douglas Glover’s Attack of the Copula Spiders (Biblioasis, 2012) criticizes many aspects of fiction, but saves its most withering scorn for the rampant and indiscriminate use of copulas.

via The Case of the Copula Overdose, or, Why I’ll Never Write (or Read) the Same Way Again | The Saturday Morning Post.

  3 Responses to “The Case of the Copula Overdose, or, Why I’ll Never Write (or Read) the Same Way Again — Joe Ponepinto @ The Saturday Morning Post”

  1. Join the club, brother.

  2. Excellent review and might be good to use with (undergrad) students, who could be more persuaded by the opinion of a blogger and journalist.

  3. I’m a big fan of the but-construction!

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