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
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
Give it a try, you won't be sorry!
But in the end, I really really liked it. Masello writes this book like an uncle who will tell you the brutal, honest truth, but still love you.
He is also the author of two popular studies of the Occult -- FALLEN ANGELS AND SPIRITS OF THE DARK and RAISING HELL: A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE BLAC ...more