Bad Writing

Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by Michael Lydon 1 Comment

Bad Writing

Good writing that lives through passing centuries is rare, Lydon argues in Bad Writing; most writing soon dies because it never gets a grasp on life. With examples from newspapers puff pieces, pulp mystery writers, and pompous William Buckley, plus an extended study of The Caxtons by Lord Bulwer-Lytton. Read excerpt

Available in the original 2001 Patrick Press chapbook edition. 40 pp. $8.00

One Response

  1. Nani (Hi again!) says:

    Hello Michael, and Ellen!!

    I listened to all your sample songs. I like them.
    But most of all I love “La Vie!” And this is good writing because it is true.

    I read the excerpt from “Bad Writing.” Elizabeth’s letter, oh my goodness!