I recently read a review of Lee Martin’s Late One Night that sounded like just what I was looking for, and that’s not easy to find, so I ordered it and started reading it today. Speaking of hard to find, I thought the review was at Brevity Journal, but I can’t find it, or link you to it. Forgive me.
Anyway, the book has beautifully crafted prose, a great opening in terms of story-telling, and I’m totally committed after the first four chapters.
I got curious about the author, whose name sounded familiar, and discovered Lee Martin has a writing blog. Somehow I was looking for an article about comedy and writing he wrote, and instead I found a blog I’ll be visiting on a regular basis when working–if you’re a prose writer, you’ll probably like the blog, too.
A recent post about following a climactic moment has a great question to ask ourselves as we finish a story, with a piece of a crushingly beautiful story to illustrate. Other posts were similarly structured.
I love that–a little discussion of something very meaningful to me, and a short, fine piece of writing. Just what I wanted to find in the blog I didn’t know I was looking for.
More on the book later, after I read it.
Articles on comedy in writing, anyone?