Saturday, July 09, 2005

How Fitting!

I was poking around on the website for the Oaks, in anticipation of scheduling a spa service during our up and coming 1st Annual S&B Retreat, when I realized the very appropriate activities scheduled for that weekend. On the weekend of August the 12th, the featured activities are something they are calling the "Writer's Slant." Where we will "learn the basics of writing, from your personal journal to an epic bestseller." How fitting since it is our little journal-writing blog group going on the retreat in the first place!

I know that I personally would love to learn a little bit about writing since I tend to make up my own rules. Its funny, because I more or less write for a living, yet I have never taken a grammer class and I tend to write what "sounds good" even if it isn't correct. In fact, my Partner in Crime (at the office) and I have actually made up our own grammer - a fact that I believe is causing great distress to the new guy I'm training who actually has a masters degree in rhetoric and writing. (Hee, hee)

Although I don't expect to come away from our retreat weekend with a Pulitzer, I still hope to learn at least a little something to help me muddle my way through my work day and my blog entries.

2 comments:

Nonnahs said...

Funny! We won't be short on activities at the Retreat, that's for sure- between learning to write, checking out a couple of exercise classes, knitting, eating healthy food, and drinking contraband liquor! I can't wait!

As for the writing tips, you may want to check out a book called The Elements of Style. I was first introduced to it in either high school or college, forgot about it, and recently bought another copy. It's little (the size of a smallpaperback) and inexpensive ($7.95), but chock full o' handy writing tips!

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/020530902X/qid=1121094236/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-1988619-5510450?v=glance&s=books

Nasus said...

What a coincidence - I bought that book (and Plain English for Lawyers - ha!) a few months ago. I am sooo looking forward to the retreat!