Overwrought writing wins prize 2

DIVERSIONS. The contest that awards overwrought writing is back: the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. Since 1982, the English department at San José State University has sponsored the contest, one that challenges writers to compose an opening sentence to the “worst of all possible novels.” More…

Editor pens press release in style of King James Bible 2

WCE LETTER. Earlier this year, editor David Harrison attended a stylistic-editing seminar. One exercise required him to write a press release announcing that the next sailing of the Bowen Island ferry would be cancelled due to bad weather. He chose to write it in the style of the King James Bible. More…