Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lovecraft's Guidance on Literary Composition

While doing some Lovecraft research this week, I stumbled across this article he authored on literary composition in The United Amateur. It's a very good "go to" piece for all of us that fancy ourselves writers. Want the whole collection Writings in the United Amateur by H. P. Lovecraft? Download it from

1 comment:

  1. That's a nice discovery.

    I've had 'A Dictionary of Modern American Usage' by Garner for many years. It's quite good, and enjoys a spot on my reference shelf.

    Lovecraft's section on grammar makes some excellent points. I will have to check-out the rest of the article.

    Although, I do appreciate a well split infinitive.
    (case in point: the iconic "... to boldly go where no man has gone before.")