August 16, 2017

Neil Strauss’s key to writing: Assume that no one cares

In an excellent video interview (below) with Tim Ferriss, NYT best selling author, Neil Strauss offers his key to good writing. Let me paraphrase a superb writing technique: As you begin to write, assume that no-one cares.      Clueless writers assume that there’s something inherently interesting in whatever they write. But the experienced writer assumes […]

Writing Techniques #2: Distinctive writing

  We begin our second episode of Remarkable Writing Techniques with a lesson in distinctiveness from Dada artist, writer, and general fruit-bat, Kurt Schwitters. On the face of it Schwitters’ sound poem, “Ursonate”, doesn’t make sense, but  I think that it’s an excellent illustration of  the need for distinctiveness. iTunes link for podcast archive and […]

Writing techniques: Episode #1

In this first podcast on remarkable writing techniques, I look at 4 things: 1. (Begins at 4:00 mins.) A simple but powerful writing technique that gets people to read and keep reading anything you write: How to create anticipation and suspense in your writing. 2. (Begins at 18:00 mins.) Why writing in recent years has become a […]