Category Archives: Reviews

Software review: myWriterTools


Yes, I know, I know. But I have an excuse: I’ve been a bit preoccupied with things like rising rivers lately. The Red River—not the one in Texas, but the one that runs north along the North Dakota-Minnesota border and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The “I” of the Storm


The thing that sets a writer apart from someone who just writes is more than knowing correct grammar and spelling, how to construct a sentence or a paragraph, or the difference between passive and active voice and when to choose one or the other. According to Philip Yaffe, author of The “I” of the Storm, what sets a writer apart is how they “go about their work—their attitudes, methods, practices and procedures.” And his book is Yaffe’s attempt to show everyone who needs to write how to adopt those attitudes, methods, practices, and procedures.

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Book Review – E-mail: A Write It Well Guide


Reader’s Digest version: If you want to learn how to write e-mail messages that get the job done effectively, manage your inbox more efficiently, present a polished and professional image through your use of e-mail, and avoid the common pitfalls of this ubiquitous medium, E-mail: A Write It Well Guide will help.

 

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Review: Why Business People Speak Like Idiots


Have you ever arrived at the office on Monday morning and gotten all excited when you saw the new strategy memo in your inbox? Did you ever sit through a meeting and afterward say “That was the BEST employee benefits … Continue reading

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Review: The Elements of Style


The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr., and E.B. White (of Charlotte’s Web fame) is one of the most popular books on writing in the US. This slim volume (a mere 92 pages in the 3rd edition that’s on … Continue reading

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