An Alphabet of Better Writing # W

W is for…Warp and Weft …and weavers, who when they are working (so much alliteration), stretch one set of threads across their looms (the warp) so that a second set (the weft) can be woven through it.  When you are weaving this creates fabric, when...
Going with the Grain

Going with the Grain

On our recent travels my eye was caught by a small carving of a face on a mediaeval building in a Burgundy backwater. The colour is visible, in spite of all the years which have passed, and the features and character are clearly discernible.  What I like about it is...

Warp and Weft

Among the many things which come together to create a good piece of writing (confidence, originality, authenticity, grammar) is something which is often neglected, and that is texture.  It’s one of the additional extras which mark out flair from mere...