Douglas Wilson's witty, poignant, and purposeful writing has generated many admirers. Wordsmithy
presents seven of his "hot tips" for writing and for living a writer's life:
- Know something about the world
- Read mechanical helps
- Be at peace with being lousy for a while
- Learn other languages
- Keep a commonplace book
Covering each piece of advice in seven steps, readers will find helpful advice on reading, writing, listening, speaking, being authentic, and generally living. Each chapter ends with a takeaway point as well as recommended reading. 120 pages, softcover.