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Writing I've Done for You

Writing I've done for clients is on my Portfolio page.

Writing Advice on the Internet

Web resources you can rely on. I do.

On The Bookshelf

I still love a good book!

Creatively Productive

Helpful resources for productive and creative—on and off the computer.

  • Lifehacker not only keeps me up-to-date on technology, it helped me learn how to peel a hard-boiled egg.
  • Zenhabits, Leo Babauta's blog, helps me smile, breathe and go slowly.
  • Michael Hyatt's blog about intentional leadership offers outstanding advise and insight.
  • The Artist Rolls, podcasts on which artists creatively discuss their creative process. (The creative producer is my own little bro, Jamie.)

Twain's Advice

In "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses," Mark Twain explains what makes good writing by examining the defects of poor writing. He advises that...

"... the author shall:

  • Say what he is proposing to say, not merely come near it.
  • Use the right word, not its second cousin.
  • Eschew surplusage.
  • Not omit necessary details.
  • Avoid slovenliness of form.
  • Use good grammar.
  • Employ a simple and straightforward style."

Read the whole treatise to learn how to improve your own writing. Read it also for some good laughs!