Bertrand Russell: 3 Simple Writing Rules

Bertrand Russell, especially in his book, Why I Write, offers great advice on how to move from wordy, verbose, lengthy, purple prose to shorter text without losing any meaning. Here’s the three step formula he provides: Never use a long word if a short word will do. If you want to make a statement with […]

Bertrand Russell’s Guaranteed Cure for Writer’s Block

If you’ve ever been stuck with writer’s block, read on. I don’t know about you but when I started writing as a teenager, I often found I could get so far, often twenty or thirty pages into my novels, but then I’d lose direction, flap about, lose momentum, and finally stop. The annoying part was […]