Saturday, August 28, 2010

Still Learning

I've come to realize the more I learn, the more I realize I don't know diddly! As I mentioned before, I've been writing daily since December 2nd 2005. 
I know my writing has improved through the years, but when I read the words of some other writers, I'm  simply blown away.
I'm currently listening to an audio book by Sol Stein and the subject is how to improve your writing. I've actually read a ton of how to books all of which had some good things to offer. But this book, so far, has been incredible. So good in fact, that I ordered a hardback copy to use as reference.
He does a chapter on improving pace by doing away with unnecessary adverbs. He took examples from successful authors and pointed out places where they could have improved their writing. When he read the edited versions, the sentences were more powerful.
He also recommended a book entitled The History of the Senses, which I also ordered. It came yesterday and I've already picked up new ways of describing the things I see, hear, touch, smell and feel.
I'm excited. Hopefully you will see steady improvement in my writing style in the future.
Y'all have a great weekend.


  1. What is the title of Sol Stein's book? I could use some improving myself!

  2. It's called Stein on Writing. I got my copy on

  3. You might also look at "The Elements of Style" by Strunk and White.

  4. Thats sounds like a good book and I think you have to be commended for taking the time to improve your writing skills. I must confess to being to lazy which I know is shameful.


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