SNIPPET (not from anything I’m working on, just a bit I wrote)

You want to know the difference between you and me?
You see a man walking, carrying a gas can and smoking a cigarette, you assume there’s a car on the side of the road either behind or in front of him.
I see the same man and assume somebody somewhere nearby did something that deserves being set on fire for.

Reblogging a great article: 8 Writing Techniques to Win You a Pulitzer | Jane Friedman

I am reading BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy because he is a total literary badass and I want to write like him.  I ran across this article, which by title sounds vaguely manipulative, but actually just gives some great advice (with examples) of how to write better.

8 Writing Techniques to Win You a Pulitzer | Jane Friedman.