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.

Grammar mistakes even smart people make

Grammar mistakes even smart people make
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 grammar mistakes that even sma Read more...

Can algorithms help your writing?

Can algorithms help your writing?
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 CBC blog post about whether algorithms help Read more...

How do you use a notebook?

How do you use a notebook?
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 Austin Kleon…. A Read more...

Greta Gerwig on writing….

Greta Gerwig on writing….
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 podcast interview with Greta Gerwig…. Read more...

Is ‘productivity’ good or bad?

Is ‘productivity’ good or bad?
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 productivity written by Kar Read more...

Paul Anthony Jones seeks to resurrect 366 old words

Paul Anthony Jones seeks to resurrect 366 old 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 a new book written by Paul Anthony Jones Read more...

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...