Tag: Advice From The Masters

Advice from the Masters: Joshua Wolf Shenk

  |   Writing A Book

Joshua Wolf Shenk has written books about Abe Lincoln’s depression and about innovation. In the course of writing the Lincoln book, he learned something important about writing a book. I’ll let him tell you. “Get through a draft as quickly as possible. Hard to know the shape of the thing until you have a  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Steve Martin

  |   Better Writing

I have no basis for this, but I’ve always thought of Steve Martin as a writer who happened to do other things. He acted in one of my all time favorite movies, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, beloved of anyone who’s done much business travel. He also wrote one of the best memoirs ever, Born Standing Up. The  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Joyce Carol Oates

  |   Better Writing

Joyce Carol Oates gets a lot done. According to Wikipedia: “Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published over forty novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.” She also maintains a full teaching schedule and co-edits a literary  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Marcus Buckingham

  |   Better Writing

Marcus Buckingham writes a lot, at least seven books so far, including First, Break All the Rules, and Now, Discover Your Strengths. He writes books that people like to read and recommend to their friends. He writes books that get people to buy his next book as soon as it comes out. The following advice comes from First  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Brian Clark

  |   Better Writing

Copyblogger is one of my must-read writing blogs. If you want to write better, you’ll find lots of good advice there. Brian Clark is founder of Copyblogger. He is also the author of a stellar post titled “10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer.” I’m reproducing the post in its entirety because  »  Read More

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