You don’t have to look far to find advice on the fundamentals of writing.
A benefit for new writers, no doubt.
Unfortunately, those of us who have been around the block often know every intimate detail about that advice.
In fact, not only do we know it… we’ve memorized it.
It wouldn’t be so bad if the landscape changed every year and all a writer had to do to go from good to great was to simply stay current.
But it’s not the way it works. Fundamentals never change.
And while the usual advice on the basics of writing are fine for the newbies in the field [and important for seasoned writers to revisit periodically]. . . what about the rest of us?
What about those who want to go from undergraduate to graduate work?
Who want to inject a tangible and seductive element in their writing that growls “You better take notice of me”?
What’s the best way to accomplish that?
As you might guess, I have an answer. [Read more…]