Book Review : On Writing Well

Book Review : On Writing Well

On Writing Well is an excellent book for non-fiction writers. I enjoyed William Zinsser’s approach to this topic. He takes his content seriously yet writes in an upbeat manner with moments of humour. The first edition of the book was published in 1975 and I read the...
Book review : Draft No. 4

Book review : Draft No. 4

Draft No. 4 by John McPhee wasn’t what I expected. The sub-title is on the writing process and I was expecting it to be an analytical approach to the writing process. Instead, it was largely a memoir, not that this wasn’t interesting, but not what I anticipated.McPhee...
Book Review : The Elements of Eloquence

Book Review : The Elements of Eloquence

I enjoyed, The Elements of Eloquence : how to turn the perfect English Phrase, immensely. The author, Mark Forsyth has a great sense of humour and writes in a witty manner. The book covers a wide range of figures of speech and even when a particular figure of speech...
Quotes on Writing

Quotes on Writing

Carl Rogers wrote, “That which is most personal is most general.” This quote is very applicable to writers and agrees with the much quoted Ernest Hemingway’s quote: “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and...
Quotes on Writing

On being honest

“I write because other writers’ words changed my life (in) a million and one ways, and I want to be a part of that… …there are things you can find words for that might maybe matter to someone else, that might set someone free, that will make them feel one...

Photos of my trip

Montezuma Castle near Camp Verde. It’s not a castle but preserved cliff dwellings carved into the cliffs, built in the 1300s.       This is the chapel building where the conference meetings were held at Glorieta.       I took this photo...