Robert's Rules of Writing
In Robert's Rules of Writing, successful author Robert Masello stomps out status quo writing advice and delivers 101 uninhibited techniques to improve your writing that include: Burn your journal. (...more
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I don't take kindly to that. Never have and never will. Perhaps I'm just a bit prickly. Either way, I stuck through the first chapters, taking everything with a huge dose of salt, and discovered that there ...more
This little book of "rules" is light reading, yet within the 101 "rules" the author presents, are some helpful ideas for the writing teacher. This is the kind of book to read when time is short and when patien ...more
Secondly, Mr Masello contradicts himself in a few places, for instance:
Rule 3: Throw Out Your Thesaurus. Then later we read, in Rule 23: Bring Out da Noise, "Nobody writes without her critical appar ...more
It addresses important issues for every writer. I intend to re-read it and internalise it's tips. I'm an academic writer but still..much of this works for me. Great book . Easy read. Very helpful. 4 stars!
Not every single rule is a golden nugget and many are tailored directly for writers of novels rather than a generalized audience of writers, but even as someone who hasn't written a novel my copy is still packed with highlights and tabs for later review and reminders. I would recommend this book to any w ...more
Give it a try, you won't be sorry!
He is also the author of two popular studies ...more