Can we be more creative with our language?

Last evening I sat in a tiny restaurant in New York’s financial district enjoying a quiet and simple meal. The service at Fresh Salt was outstanding and the food was pretty good too. But the other customers left something to be desired. Well, really only two of...

Writing and editing as core skills

A client asked me this week for suggested resources to hone her writing skills. The first thing I noted is that writing is different than editing. They are two different skills. Some people are better at one or the other, but typically not both. I, for example, thrill...

Write the way you talk

“I write the way I talk,” said Anthony Bourdain on a recent episode of his television show No Reservations. He recently was nominated for several Webbys for his web writing. I think of him as a writer first, chef second. I love the show and his books. If...