Category Archives: writing

Book Review: The Story Cure by Dinty Moore

If you’ve written a novel or memoir but haven’t been able to get it quite right – something isn’t working and you’re not sure what – reach for The Story Cure (Ten Speed Press, 2017). In this uplifting and highly readable book, Dinty Moore, a.k.a. “the book doctor,” delivers on his promise to diagnose common problems […]
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Book Review: The Business of Being a Writer

If you want to make a living as a writer, I urge to read Jane Friedman’s new book, The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press, 2018). But be warned: this book is not for everyone. It is for those writers who are willing to compromise – to write “words that sell,” to invest […]
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Write No Matter What: Advice for Academics, by Joli Jensen

Book Review This new book is aimed at scholarly authors who struggle with writing. But to my surprise, much of Joli Jensen’s advice is translatable to any project that matters a great deal to you but that you put off doing. A professor of media studies and director of the Henneke Faculty Writing Program at […]
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