I was going to write an article about using dictionaries, but my friend Neil Baker sent me a feature by James Somers recently that says it all. Somers’ main point is that if you want to write well, a substantial dictionary is an invaluable aid. Not only will it tell you the meanings of a […]

Great writing often involves getting out of the office. That’s one of the many take-away insights from Barry Newman’s entertaining book News to Me. What Newman looks for in his own writing is the opportunity to add colour. Forty years on the Wall street journal convinced him that most of the fun stuff happened away […]

I was going to write an article about using dictionaries, but my friend Neil Baker sent me a feature by James Somers recently that says it all. Somers’ main point is that if you want to write well, a substantial dictionary is an invaluable aid. Not only will it tell you the meanings of a […]

Great writing often involves getting out of the office. That’s one of the many take-away insights from Barry Newman’s entertaining book News to Me. What Newman looks for in his own writing is the opportunity to add colour. Forty years on the Wall street journal convinced him that most of the fun stuff happened away […]