There’s an old saying attributed to legendary sports journalist Red Smith: “There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” The technology may have changed since the 1940s; the painful parts, unfortunately, haven’t. But that’s no reason for despair. Whether you’re just looking to punch up your tweets or have ambitions to write the Great American Novel, we’ve got you covered with this collection of great articles about the craft of writing, well, just about anything.
When you make a protest sign, you’re working with considerable linguistic constraints: Space is limited by what you (and your friends) can carry, and if you’re marching, your reader will have to absorb your message quickly, making sign-writing a tough task.
Organizing tasks on paper is a tried and true method for getting things done. Here are some types of to-do lists that may be right for you.
Ten tips for writing the perfect thank you note from John Kralik, author of 365 Thank Yous.
“[Songwriting] is work. Experience, selection, taste. None of those things are something that happens to you. You’re not just an antenna.”
Ten personalized, compelling cover letters are likely to get you far more interview invitations than 50 generic ones will.
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