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.

Have you ever considered a mechanical keyboard?

Have you ever considered a mechanical keyboard?
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 computer keyboards…. Read more...

How to do book marketing

How to do book marketing
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 book marketing by Penny Sansev Read more...

How to work smarter (not harder)

How to work smarter (not harder)
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 how to work smarter not har Read more...

Writing lessons from Steve Martin

Writing lessons from Steve Martin
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 actor and writer Steve Mart Read more...

Which is more important: grammar or words?

Which is more important: grammar or words?
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 an article from the Economist on the passive Read more...

Neil Patel outlines how to reach Millennials

Neil Patel outlines how to reach Millennials
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 Millennials written by Neil Pa Read more...

One space or two? Science thinks it has the answer

One space or two? Science thinks it has the answer
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 an article on the space between sentences Read more...

How to be a better storyteller…

How to be a better storyteller…
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 article about how to become Read more...

Are you too lazy to write?

Are you too lazy to write?
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 by Chris Bailey…. I’m Read more...

Sage writing advice from Lily Brooks-Dalton…

Sage writing advice from Lily Brooks-Dalton…
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 by Lily Brooks-Dalton… Lily Read more...