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.

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Word count: 255 words 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 writers.  Today I tell you about Caitlin Muir. I’m an incredibly productive writer — not because I’m particularly smart …

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Is there a charisma myth?

Word count: 253 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 writers. Today, I introduce you to The Charisma Myth. Like many others, I enjoy Seth Godin’s blog. I don’t recall if …

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How to manage your writing

Word count: 208 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 writers.   I just counted and it turns out I now follow about 89 blogs in my …

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Channeling Colleen Wainwright

Word count: 195 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 writers.   What do I like about Colleen Wainwright? I like the way she writes: she’s informal, …

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