What is writing and reporting? Many people ask me this and I take my time to explain them all. It’s a craft that demands understanding and simplicity at the same time. You need to be thorough about your subject before you hold fort on it. And this demands a reasonable command of the language, patience, research, and perseverance. You can’t afford to be lazy.
Here is where one book I read the other day did the job with alacrity. Not by dwelling on it but showing it with examples. Take a bow, Natalie Goldberg, for your book, Writing Down The Bones. With this book in hand, I can conduct a writing workshop with more satisfactory results.
The book shows. Not tell. From a list of topics for writing practice to zen meditation in writing, it’s autobiographical and simple at the same time.
Read it and you will know what I mean. Highly recommended. And I dont recommend that easily.
Now if you are wondering why I should be reading that when I know that already, I am only as good as my last piece of writing. I have to keep my writing healthy and alive and what better way than reading good writers.
For all those wanting to write, my advice is to read first and write often. Make it a discipline to write so simply that even a 5 year old should be able to understand.