May 18, 2015
by Neelima

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark (Part 2)

Read Part 1 of the review of Writing Tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer, if you haven’t already. Phrases like nut paragraph and broken line give you a tool that you may have used but weren’t conscious of. By … Continue reading

May 14, 2015
by Neelima

Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark (Part 1)

Writing Tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer is a book that every writer should read, and every editor should swear by. Roy Peter Clark dreams of creating A Nation of Writers, that nation being America. It works if you want … Continue reading

March 30, 2015
by Neelima
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Review: Landour Days – A writer’s journal by Ruskin Bond

Ruskin Bond is synonymous with childhood- I remember reading his short stories in anthologies and text books. He writes for adults and children, an effortless writer whose first book The Room on the Roof, written when he was just seventeen … Continue reading

March 26, 2015
by Neelima

Review: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

Now that I’ve been reading several books on writing, I’ve come to the conclusion that books on writing should either be funny, matter of fact or zen-like. Eats, Shoots & Leaves is hilarious from page one to page 204. You … Continue reading

October 20, 2014
by Neelima

Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr and E.B. White, illustrated by Maira Kalman

The Elements of Style is a stylish book.  It is also a book with a life of its own- from a book printed in a private college to a massively selling grammar guide with classy illustrations by Maira Kalman and … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
by InstaScribe

5 Topics Fiction Writers Can Blog About

Writing for you blog can be fun; or it can be an absolute torture. We all go through spells where your whole life is soured by the next blog post that you just have to get out, but nothing you … Continue reading