With a number of bloggers wanting to become more like journalists, and a number of journalists venturing into new media, the one great thing about the venturing forth into the web is how a ton of resources are now available on tips for writing better. Back in the day when the Internet consisted of a Hotmail account and IRC, the mainstream guide for writing was this book written by Zaide.
Ten years later, all I have to is open my RSS reader and see what Brian
UPDATE Here are some suggestions for books that I know can help you in various ways with your writing skills. Feel free to contribute.
How to Write Great Copy by Dominic Gettins. I talked about this book in a previous blog post.
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denims by David Sedaris. I always believed that the best way to learn to write better is to read more. David Sedaris is well known for his top of the line casual writing style. If you’re a fan of the Seinfeld series on television, David Sedaris makes the most mundane things interesting on paper. In this book, he talks about growing up with his Greco-American family.
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Several years I was at F Sionil Jose’s Solidaridad Book Shop and bought an old book on how to write magazine and newspaper articles. A good book. I like the ease by which you can get information today. But I also like reading a book.
Oh yes, I have long subscribed to their rss feed. Great reads. I agree with Juned. I’d like suggestions on book resources.
I heart David Sedaris, especially his radio clips in which he reads excerpts from his works:
I’m currently reading On Writing Well by William Zinsser. It’s the 30th anniv edition, but still as relevant. Get it. It’s lovely. I keep on going back to chapter 1 and re-reading it. It’s a must for every writer/journalist.