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Writing coaches Mike Consol and Julie Miller offer their best picks for writing books for writers. The four featured books in this video are:
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We hate to write because we were never taught how to write. Instead, we were schooled by teachers who taught us a bunch of grammatical rules and regulations, then punished us for any infractions committed. So we learned from a very early age to write defensively, to avoid mistakes rather than focus on expression and wordplay. We learned to edit while writing, which is akin to simultaneously pressing the accelerator and brake. It gets us nowhere. This sucked all the joy out of writing right from the start.
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Listen to an engrossing 20 minutes with Dr. Julie of Business Writing That Counts! and Mike Consol, editor, publisher and writing coach as they banter back and forth offering top writing strategies. From the importance of good writing to five essential writing strategies, you will enjoy their conversation about the essence of good writing.
-Why should you remember the reader?
-What writing trick do professional writers use all the time?
-Why does eliminating ‘there’ can spruce up your writing?
-What can tone do for your writing?