Themes Are for Disneyland, Not Writers

Themes are for parks like Disneyland, not for books. When it comes to writing, I prefer to sculpt my stories around an armature. I came upon this concept in an extraordinary little writing book called Invisible Ink by Brian McDonald. I admit my eyes glaze over when...

Biz Speak Not Spoken Here

If you want to do business, say what you mean. That sounds so simple. But often reading a business report, memo, e-mail, or newsletter is like swimming in concrete. You have to STUDY the sentences and words to understand the message. Who has time for that? Part of...