Content tagged with "writing"

The Art of Slow Writing: Reflections on Time, Craft, and Creativity
Book Review
December 27, 2015
246

“Loved this book. Just loved it. It’s a series of short essays on the often tortured art of writing. There are at almost 50 chapters, and in each, the author writes about some specific aspect of the…”

Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process
Book Review
December 8, 2019
165

“You need to understand that this isn’t a book about the process of writing (as the title would suggest). This is really a meandering memoir of a particular writer’s life. I keep looking for some…”

How to Write About Contemporary Art
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Book Review
September 17, 2019
89

“I have no idea why I bought this – I think I just wanted to know how writing about art would be different than anything else. And it was quite good. It very much becomes a general book about writing,…”

How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times
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Book Review
May 30, 2016
273

“This book is ambitious in trying to teach us all how to write an effective short form, but it’s hit or miss. It’s a firehose of information which sort of defies attempts to read it casually. There’s…”

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
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March 8, 2016
208

“One of the greatest books every written on writing. Zinsser strikes the perfect balance between a strategic and tactical approach to what writers do. He mixes good perspective with practical advice….”

The Science of Storytelling
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June 30, 2020
104

“I enjoyed the book, but maybe it should mention that it’s fundamentally about fiction. I was hoping for something about storytelling in a business context, but this is about novels and films and such….”

The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs, & Pictograms
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October 6, 2017
74

“Interesting, full of pictures, but it got ponderous. Weirdly long, because it’s basically a picture book, but with a lot of text, so you spend a lot of time starting and ending sections, and looking…”

Structured Writing: Rhetoric and Process
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September 17, 2020
29

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Trustworthy: How the Smartest Brands Beat Cynicism and Bridge the Trust Gap
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April 8, 2021
123

“Margot really hits on the thing we all sort of know about content but don’t acknowledge: some content, we just don’t trust, and some content we do. We probably don’t even acknowledge that at any…”

Word Up!
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Book Review
August 10, 2014
27

“I did not write a review for this book.”

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing
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July 29, 2022
304

“Robert Caro writes a very particular type of book. He hasn’t written that many, but they were (and are) huge and detailed. He wrote a book called The Power Broker which was a 1,200 biography of the…”

The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing
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February 15, 2019
165

“I abandoned this at about the halfway point, for two reasons: I probably wasn’t the right audience. It’s geared toward more novice writers. It’s fundamentally a book of exercises (the title was pretty…”

Writing to Learn: How to Write--And Think--Clearly about Any Subject at All
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Book Review
April 4, 2016
330

“Unfortunately, I didn’t like this book, and it pains me to write this, since I had just finished ‘On Writing Well’ for the third time, and it’s amazing. But this book…it just didn’t do anything for…”