Writing about writing

As a former journalist and a communications consultant for more than 30 years, I devour books and articles about writing the way other people might eat bowlsfull of potato chips. If there is a book about writing, I’ve likely read it. (And if there’s a new one, I’m reading it shortly.) I also read about 90 blogs daily and scan the Internet voraciously, looking for new material about writing or related areas such as creativity, time management and freelancing. Writing about writing is a special pleasure for me because it helps me unite my core interests – reading and writing – and my lifetime of experience as a professional writer.

Considering John McPhee…

Considering John McPhee…
Reading time: Just over 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a New York Times Magazine piece on writer Joh Read more...

The joy of reading (and writing) about cooking

The joy of reading (and writing) about cooking
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a New York Times post about food writing Read more...

How to be a more productive writer

How to be a more productive writer
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post and an infographic about how to b Read more...

Is writing hazardous to your health? A list of injuries…

Is writing hazardous to your health? A list of injuries…
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post about writing injuries…. Ba Read more...

Dostoevsky’s dazzling drafts

Dostoevsky’s dazzling drafts
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post about the working style of Fyodor Read more...

The perils of book cover design

The perils of book cover design
Reading time: About 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a Guardian post on the challenges of book cover d Read more...

Are you making creative mistakes?

Are you making creative mistakes?
Reading time: Just over 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a blog post about the topic of creative mista Read more...

Could you use any of these 30 lost words?

Could you use any of these 30 lost words?
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss some research relating to 30 lost words Read more...

Roger Rosenblatt’s ‘invisible forces’

Roger Rosenblatt’s ‘invisible forces’
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a New York Times article by Roger Rosenblatt Read more...

Could you use a Count Wordsworth?

Could you use a Count Wordsworth?
Reading time: Less than 1 minute This is my weekly installment of “writing about writing,” in which I scan the world to find websites, books and articles to help other writers. Today I discuss a terrific online app called Count Wordsworth Read more...