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How to Create a Blog Post

These are the steps I follow. Can you relate? Have what I think is a brilliant idea for a post. Begin writing with the conviction that I am a genius; the funniest, wittiest creature alive. Read the finished rough draft with shame; feel my face turning red with embarrassment. Rewrite every paragraph; cut at least … Continue reading

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White

Here’s another of my old reviews on a classic writing book. For the two of you who haven’t read it, do. E.B. White, author of Charlotte’s Web, was introduced to The Elements of Style when he was a student at Cornell. It was the required text for English 8, a course taught by the author … Continue reading

On Writing Well by William Zinsser

Here’s a review I wrote nearly 9 years ago on what is still one of my favorite books. One that I wish was read by more people. “Few people realize how badly they write,” says William Zinsser. But there’s hope. Writing, he says, is a craft that can be learned by anyone who is willing … Continue reading

How to Write a Helpful Review on Amazon

Writing reviews on Amazon can be fun. And, if written honestly, your reviews can help others make better decisions. I’ve written a few; I was even a top 1,000 reviewer for a year or so. Here are some tips for those who care. I’ll focus on book reviews—that’s primarily what I’ve written—but you can apply … Continue reading

Book Review: Writing is My Drink by Theo Pauline Nestor

Writing is My Drink A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (and a Guide to How You Can Too) Theo Pauline Nestor   “At its best, writing comes from the wild place,” says Theo Pauline Nestor in her new book, Writing is My Drink. William Zinsser says that “warmth and humanity” are marks of good … Continue reading

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