Steve Iman

en*thu*si*asm \in-'th(y)uze-az-em\ n [Gk enthouslamos, fr enthouslazein to be inspired, fr entheos inspired, fr en- + theos god] a 1 : belief in special revelations b : fanaticism 2 a : strong excitement of feeling : FERVOR b : something inspiring zeal or fervor syn see PASSION

From time to time I post downloadable files for friends of common interests. A lot of wonderful people in Dana Point are, like me, wondering if they've got what it takes to do some creative writing. We struggle to learn the tricks of the trade through sharing experience and critiques, and sometimes benefit from the experience of writers who sit down and try to write about the process. The following items were mostly available at pdfshare, a highly recommended archive out of print pdf books from around the Internet. Feel free to forward contributions of free to share material as you run across things.

Then there is Strunk & White's 1918 proof that very old books can be absolutely up to date. The author's focus on plain English style and grammar have stood the tests of time. For us slow learners, their focused and condensed style provides critical reminders of the rules we should know before breaking them.