Publishing a Book

For many, writing a book is easy … writing it well isn’t. Like any pursuit, education and practice are essential to producing a good result. I’m a bit of a perfectionist. It took me about ten years (and about 40 years of education and practice before that …) but I finally finished and published my…

Arbitrary Rules

As a writing teacher and freelance editor, I’m expected to abide by and teach the rules of “proper” written communication. Well … which ones? And, who made those rules anyway? I imagine a small group of wizened representatives of the patriarchy huddled around a substantial oak table in a dusty library like one you might…