Kenneth Nixon

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The Conscience of Words: Susan Sontag on the Wisdom of Literature, the Danger of Opinions, and the Writer’s Task

“A writer ought not to be an opinion-machine… The job of the writer is to make us see the world as it is, full of many different claims and parts and experiences.”<p><i>“Words belong to each other,”</i> Virginia Woolf observed in the only surviving recording of her voice. <i>“Words are events, they do things,</i> …

Why Your Writing Skills Aren’t Improving (And What to Do About It)

If your writing skills aren’t improving, you’re probably an advice hoarder.<p>I’m no Tolstoy, but I know bad habits when I see them. Advice hoarders …

Writing

8 Extraordinary Examples of Constrained Writing

Constrained writing is a catch-all literary term for a whole host of written forms or techniques that limit what or how authors or poets write by …

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Hand writing

[NOTE: This is a lightly-edited repeat of a post of mine that was first published in 2008.]<p>This <i>Atlantic</i> article by Nicholas Carr is a recommended …

Crimes of grammar and other writing misdemeanours

Writing an article like this is just asking for trouble. Already, I can hear one reader asking “Why do you need <i>just</i>?” Another suggesting that <i>like</i> …

David Foster Wallace

Write, Then Write Some More: Writing Tips From 29 Authors

If you’ve ever wanted to sit down with your favorite author, grab him or her by the shoulders, and ask <i>How?</i>, you’re not alone.<p>Plenty of people want to know exactly how authors do it — grind through the doubt, become inspired, write, get published, and start all over again. In fact, so many people …

Writing

How to Read Intelligently and Write a Great Essay: Robert Frost’s Letter of Advice to His Young Daughter

“The sidelong glance is what you depend on.”<p><i>“Only a person who is congenitally self-centered has the effrontery and the stamina to write essays,”</i> E.B. White wrote in the foreword to his collected essays. Annie Dillard sees things almost the opposite way, insisting that essayists perform a public …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

10 FREE Cursive Handwriting Resources

One question that I am asked fairly frequently is:<p><i>"How do you teach genealogy to a group of children when everyone's family tree is different?</i><p>It's a …

How to Improve Your Handwriting

Analogue doesn't seem to have a place in such a digital world; however, there seems to be a resurgence of basic pen and paper, and alongside it comes …

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New E-book: The Novel-Writing Training Plan

Check out our newest e-book!<p>The Novel-Writing Training Plan: 17 steps to get your ideas in shape for the marathon of writing.<p>So you are ready to …

How to Be a Writer: 10 Tips from Rebecca Solnit

<b>1) Write.</b> There is no substitute. Write what you most passionately want to write, not blogs, posts, tweets or all the disposable bubblewrap in which …

Creative Writing

Garden shed roof plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about <b>how to build a roof for a 4×8 garden shed</b>. If you want to learn how to build a gable roof for a …

Write Smart: How to Avoid Popular Conversion Killers in Your Copy

You want your copy to convert.<p>But right now, while you’re reading this, people are clicking those scary red “X” buttons, closing your page, and …

How to build a bed frame with drawers | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step project is about <b>how to build a bed frame with drawers</b>. Building a bed with drawers will create a significant storage space for your …