timeless advice to writers

July 19, 2009

Leave it to my friend Michael to show up with such a one-of-a-kind gift. Only a fellow writer understands the treasure of a 70-year-old magazine:

These are such fun to page through. And so eerily current: Be clear, clean and vivid. Put your heart on the page. Please the reader. Treat writing as your profession. Make time to write. God is in the details. It’s the bottom line in almost every article. And the ads are a hoot!

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  • Just goes to prove that what’s ‘right’ is ‘right’ for a reason. And if it changes drastically, it probably wasn’t all that ‘right’ to begin with. Trends might be popular, but they’re not necessarily ‘right.’

    And I totally agree that old ads are the most fun. As long as you don’t weep at the prices.

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