Nonfiction Writing Advice from Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Nonfiction Writing Advice from Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Continuing to share some of my favorite advice from The New New Journalism, a few tidbits I’ve found particularly helpful from the interview with Random Family author Adrian Nicole LeBlanc: “Voices obsess me. Sometimes I get hooked simply by the way...

‘How’s the Book Going?’

People love to ask this question of writers who are writing a book. I don’t blame them. What else are they supposed to ask? It does seem like the natural equivalent to “How’s work?” They’re trying to start a conversation is all....
Nonfiction Advice from Ted Conover

Nonfiction Advice from Ted Conover

As I finish writing and start editing my Seinfeld book, I’m re-reading Robert S. Boynton’s excellent The New New Journalism to get some ideas for what I still need to work on, how I want to edit, and so forth. As I cull some tips from some of my favorite...
Online Writing Classes: Creative Nonfiction, Pop Culture, and Book Proposals

Writing With Friends

This piece on the New York Times’ writing blog, Draft, by Bonnie Tsui, addresses something that has come up for me a lot lately: the social side of writing. In it, Tsui talks about how she used to resist hanging out with, and especially writing near, other...