Category: Better Writing

Walking and Writing

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I got out of the Marines when the jogging craze was in full flower and it just seemed natural to go for a little run every day. I did that until I was about 35, when I realized that I really hated running. I never got that vaunted “runner’s high” that people talked about. Instead, I got sweaty and I got sore knees  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Charles Bock

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Charles Bock and I are not related. I have not read his novel, Beautiful Children. But I have read the advice he gave to the Atlantic which is included their “Best Writing Advice of 2016.” That’s where I discovered that Charles and I have more in common than a great last name and the fact that we write for a living  »  Read More

2 Simple Ways to Improve Your Writing

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Want to write better? There are a couple of simple things you can do to improve your writing right away. You don’t need a writing coach like me and you don’t need to take a class or read a book. Here’s all you have to do. Read It Aloud This is probably the easiest thing you can do and the one which will have the most  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 10/6/17

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You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to articles and blog posts that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. The posts are about the  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Bruce Sterling

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Bruce Sterling is someone who makes me go, “Hmmmmmmmm.” You can get an idea of why by checking out his quotes on Goodreads. I discovered his work decades ago. Mirrorshades caught my attention. I loved Islands in the Net and The Difference Engine. If you want your mind stretched while you read a good story, any one of  »  Read More

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