The famed copy editor's personal memoir is a joy to read and an inspiration to anyone who has toyed with the idea, but not yet taken the plunge, of learning a second language.  Continue reading...
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What surprised me the most about Keith Richard's autobiography, Life, were his sophisticated thoughts about writing. Here are five writing lessons you, too, can learn from a Rolling Stone.  Continue reading...
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Building any new habit can be challenging, but these ten steps will dramatically increase your chances of succeeding at creating a writing habit.  Continue reading...
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Even if you enjoy being alone, the exquisite loneliness of writing can still be tough. Here are five ways to deal with that.  Continue reading...
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The job of writing keeps us feeling guilty for either writing too much or not writing enough. Here are three specific ways to manage writing and guilt so that the pleasure of the first can overwhelm the need for the second.  Continue reading...
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Out of professional curiosity, I asked first-time author and former Google exec Jessica Powell about how she created the character, company, and place names in her novel The Big Disruption.  Continue reading...
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Telling stories — even very short ones — is one of the best techniques you can use to make your writing more interesting and more engaging to your readers. I suggest you make it a priority.  Continue reading...
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