Better Marketing Using the Principles of Improv I want to live in a world in which every marketer reads Kathy Klotz-Guest’s Stop Boring Me! Marketing would be a lot more entertaining, relevant, and human. The book offers guidance for creating better, more effective marketing content by applying the essential principles of improv comedy. As you […]
Book Reviews and Recommendations
One of the greatest gifts someone can give you is a reference to a good book.
I read a large number of books - many as research for the books I write, others just because I love to read them. My topic areas include business and marketing, writing, and cognitive science.
These are links to the book review posts. Visit the Resources pages to find suggested readings for either writing or marketing.
The Writer’s Process earned a five-star review from IndieReader. Here’s the take-away: IR Verdict: Full of science-backed suggestions for solving nearly any writing problem, THE WRITER’S PROCESS is a worthy addition to the collections of aspiring and experienced writers alike. Read the full review on IndieReader.
Short version of this review (for people who have read The War of Art) Steven Pressfield has another book out, a follow-up to The War of Art, titled Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t. It’s free (until June 30) in online formats here. Enough said. Long version (for everyone else) There are a few, select […]
Have you ever told yourself that you weren’t good enough to try something new or difficult? Do you put off writing that book because you doubt that you do anything worth reading? And even if you managed to complete something major, have you felt like an imposter? Often our biggest barriers are internal, and finding a path around them can be […]
Does thinking about grammar rules make your eyes glaze over? Here’s a book to unglazed those eyes: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker. Despite having a formal education in English literature from a fine academic institution, grammar terminology gives me the creeps. Pluperfect, prepositional objects, predictive […]
Do great writers occupy a unique subspecies of the human race? Are their brains wired differently, or are they people who manage to work through the barriers that stump others? In the course of working on my upcoming book on optimizing the writing process, I discovered Sarah Stodola’s wonderful book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors. If writing is […]