DENNIS O’NEIL: Who knows what evil lurks…? Part 3

Dennis O'Neil

Dennis O'Neil was born in 1939, the same year that Batman first appeared in Detective Comics. It was thus perhaps fated that he would be so closely associated with the character, writing and editing the Dark Knight for more than 30 years. He's been an editor at Marvel and DC Comics. In addition to Batman, he's worked on Spider-Man, Daredevil, Iron Man, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow, the Question, The Shadow and more. O'Neil has won every major award in the industry. His prose novels have been New York Times bestsellers. Denny lives in Rockland County with his wife, Marifran.

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3 Responses

  1. Martha Thomases says:

    When I was in high school, I would copy poems by my then-fave, e.e. cummings, to see what it felt like to write them. It was thrilling to see such beautiful words appear on my typewriter. Alas, my own poetry was not good, but it was a great lesson.

  2. Glenn Hauman says:

    There are writing teachers who suggest that you should retype an entire novel, to not only improve your typing but to get the same sort of muscle memory and sense memory of writing, to understand the flow, etc. After all, musicians do the same thing, playing pieces of already composed music.

    • J. Andrew World says:

      The same can be said with art. When you first begin you put these stray lines everywhere so you can see where the eyes and the mouth goes. You pose mannequins, to see how the figure bends and moves. However, after a while, you have learned this through "Muscle Memory."