Okay. So late in the year, before Frankspot 1.0 disappeared into memory, which was before it disappeared from memory, I began a bit of an online action plan. What started as a general lament about how little I read -- pathetically little for one who would claim to be a writer -- turned into a plan to kind of kick up my writing life a notch. I read Gardner's The Art of Fiction and began Prose's Reading Like a Writer, but then I got severely distracted and lost my way. Surprise, surprise.
I'm back in business, though. 2/3 of the way through Prose, which is very good stuff, indeed. Not nearly as universal and useful as Gardner, but good enough.
I'll report more soon.