Tag: Advice From The Masters

Advice from the Masters: Herman Melville

  |   Writing A Book

Herman Melville is considered one of the greatest of American writers. Many people consider Moby Dick to be the greatest American novel. It’s one of those books I go back to and dip into often. Here’s Herman Melville’s advice on writing a book. It’s good for business authors as well as  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Jim Collins (II)

  |   Better Writing

Jim Collins writes books that businesspeople find helpful. He’s insightful, but there are a lot of insightful business authors. What sets Collins apart is that he shares his insights with excellent stories and he has an ear for the pithy quote. That’s also why I’ve featured Collins in this series  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Ally Carter

  |   Better Writing

According to her GoodReads profile: “Ally Carter is a writer living and working in the Midwest. She loved school so much she kept going…and going…and going…until finally she had to graduate. Now she has degrees from Oklahoma State University and Cornell University and a house and a job and other  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: John Steinbeck

  |   Better Writing

As his Wikipedia entry notes, John Steinbeck wrote “twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books, and five collections of short stories.” The novels include Of Mice and Men, Grapes of Wrath, and Cannery Row. His nonfiction includes one of my favorite “traveling around America”  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Roger Schank

  |   Better Writing

Wikipedia describes Roger Schank as an “artificial intelligence theorist, cognitive psychologist, learning scientist, educational reformer, and entrepreneur.” That’s pretty heavy stuff. He’s also a good writer. My favorite Roger Schank book is Tell Me a Story. It’s a book about artificial  »  Read More

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