Category Archives: Writing
We now know that telling writers to avoid the passive is bad advice. The passive construction has a number of indispensable functions because of the way it engages a reader’s attention and memory.
The four stages of writing and the three mistakes we often make.
Stephen Altrogge and I discuss writing techniques, communication skills, favorite authors, and the best books on writing.
There are dozens of practical books to help you improve your writing skills. I recommend these four. Over the years, I’ve found I keep going back to them for assistance.
I thought I’d knock out the project in the amount of time it took to write my other books. Little did I know, I was in for a rude awakening.
There are various ways of determining the point of view for a scene, but they can be summed up in three basic approaches.
The story behind my next book.
A review of “The Craft of Research” by Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams.
If the goal of the intellectual life is the passionate pursuit of truth, then a scholar’s writing ought to make the record of discovery as interesting as the journey itself.
4 lessons distilled from from A.G. Sertillanges’ helpful book “The Intellectual Life.”