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.

Secrets of the creative brain, from Nancy Andreasen

Secrets of the creative brain, from Nancy Andreasen
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 written by Nancy Andreasen… Read more...

Dangling participles and other jokes of grammar…

Dangling participles and other jokes of grammar…
Reading time: About a 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 dangling participles and other Read more...

Advice from an early typographical manual

Advice from an early typographical manual
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 typographical manual that can be found on P Read more...

From a writer who (temporarily) said good-bye to blogging…

From a writer who (temporarily) said good-bye to blogging…
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 L.L. Barkat… I h Read more...

Can you edit like Jane Austen?

Can you edit like Jane Austen?
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 editing style of Jane A Read more...

How to use fiction techniques in memoir

How to use fiction techniques in memoir
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 advocating using fiction techniq Read more...

Could you be your own boss?

Could you be your own boss?
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 being your own boss, written b Read more...

What’s your best time of day?

What’s your best time of day?
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 figure out your best ti Read more...

How do you deal with writing interruptions?

How do you deal with writing interruptions?
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 helpful blog post about writing interruptions Read more...

How to do better at selling your writing

How to do better at selling 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 blog post about how to get better selling w Read more...