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.

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...

How Mike Sanger knocks down creative blocks

How Mike Sanger knocks down creative blocks
Reading time: Less than 2 minutes 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 written by Mike Sanger…. A Read more...

Writing speed? 2,500 words per hour

Writing speed? 2,500 words per hour
Reading time: Less than one 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 writing speed of roma Read more...

Why you should add colour to your mind maps

Why you should add colour to your mind maps
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 mindmapping…. I fear Read more...

How to write a book

How to write a book
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 on how to write a book…. Ar Read more...

Are you ready for fighter’s block?

Are you ready for fighter’s block?
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 app for writers called Fighter’s Read more...

The most dangerous writing app

The most dangerous writing app
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 product called “the most dangerous wr Read more...

Why you should hire a translator

Why you should hire a translator
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 written by Derek Sivers…. I Read more...

Writing (and living) advice from Anne Lamott…

Writing (and living) advice from Anne Lamott…
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 TED talk delivered by Anne Lamott…. I Read more...