Writer's block, an owner's guide: Power Writing
I wish I could show you Daphne Gray-Grant’s “Power Writing” newsletter. What do I like about it? It is as short as possible. It wastes none of my time selling the author’s services (so I’m more likely to buy them). Sometimes, it even says things I’m glad I read.
It’s aimed at professionals writing corporate communications, and it’s none the worse for that – more purposeful and practical than much of the advice in those books you paid for. Possibly – Daphne is reticent about herself – it comes from Vancouver. Since there’s no archive, the best advice I can give you is to read the one lonely online sample, which will take you two minutes, and then sign up and try it.
From the latest newsletter: “I sent my friend a note saying how much I enjoyed her article and she replied immediately and succinctly: ‘It was newsletter hell — very hard to write.’ While this didn’t exactly surprise, because I’ve had the same feeling so often myself, it did make me reflect on our tendency as writers to mix up process with product.” Which she does, concisely, clearly, and with practical tips.
Published on November 9, 2007 at 5:01 am. Linking to this article? Thank you! The permanent address is http://www.todayiwrite.com/journal/power-writing.html