Monthly Archives: May 2014

An new way of writing

After a pause I have resumed writing. I have now attempted to ‘close’ one section (the first part, City Golf Club in the currently first chapter, Writing), i.e., to use one and just one sentence out of each of the currently 31 books in the list (a few more very recent mostly self-published books are waiting to be added to the list, but I don’t like them that much so I am delaying entry).
This turns out to be a new and different way of writing: Using all the books at the same time and writing from the increasingly focused context of just one section causes a much more directed resonance that foregrounds just those sentences that have a potential fit.
Something (some focus, topic, flavour) needs to be in the section already before this way of writing works. But attempting to close a section feels very different from the more aimless browsing and fitting of sentences tom a particular book across the entire text.
If you have no clue what I am talking about here, read About “Killing time”.