Let it begin: everyone clamoring to explain why they don’t need to use a dictionary. They know how to spell. They know the meaning of words (or can figure them out based on context). They have spellcheck or Grammarly. Yes — I’ve heard it all, and I still think everyone who writes should write with a dictionary open.
There’s been a fascinating moment happening on Twitter as relates to advice on writing. Really as relates to advice on advice.
During the next six weeks, while this year's Odyssey Workshop class toils, those of us who aren't this year's lucky contestants can play along at home with an unofficial writing challenge ...
The clearest explanation of the differences between fantasy and surrealism I've yet to see comes from Ursula K. Le Guin's essay "The Critics, the Monsters, and the Fantasists."