Want to be a writer? You need to do this one thing.

You need to read. That’s it. That’s the post. Actually, there’s much more to it (for instance, you also need to write), but if you remember one thing today, that’s it. If you want to write, first you need to read. What are you reading, and what do you want to write? A few years ago, I was talking with someone I consider a fantastic … Continue reading Want to be a writer? You need to do this one thing.

Easy tips to stop the nounification of your verbs

Energize your writing with strong verbs Sometimes editing your writing drains your energy. Sometimes, you take a look at one long, meandering paragraph, and can only think, That’s it. It has spiraled out of control and there’s nothing more I can do. Godspeed, young paragraph. I wish you well. It’s often helpful to step away for a day, then return to the edits. One thing … Continue reading Easy tips to stop the nounification of your verbs