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Rhetoric at Fault in Writing Crisis in US Public Schools, Claims Author of ‘Secret DNA’ E-Book on Writing

There’s a crisis in US public school writing because Rhetoric emphasizes parts, not the whole, says author Bill Drew. Instead of paying attention to Rhetoric, modern writing teachers should have paid attention to Michel de Montaigne, the Father of the Essay. Provo, UT – January 14, 2010 (PressReleasePivot) — Bill Drew, author of a successful […]

Crisis in Essay Writing in US ‘Solved’ by New e-Book, The Secret DNA of Writing Essays-And Everything Else

New e-book claims that only forms of writing are now taught in schools, not the importance of newness of content. NewView Options offers its new book and new software to help students write far better. Provo, UT – January 12, 2010 (PressReleasePoint) — The head of NewView Options, Bill Drew, makes a rather disturbing claim. […]

NewView Writing Concept Highlighted in New E-book and Software from NewView Options, Helping Writers to Write Better

The College Board says there’s a crisis in teaching writing to high school students. NewView Options offers its new book and its new software to help students write better than ever before. Provo, UT – December 31, 2009 (PressReleasePivot) — The College Board says there’s a crisis in teaching writing to high school students. To […]

Show and Tell—The Best Thanksgiving Story Ever

One of the hardest concepts in writing is the “Show, don’t tell!” concept. When creative writers put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, these days, they usually think everything they produce has an element of “showing” to it. After all, isn’t, “She ran like the wind to the store” showing? Well, no, it isn’t—it’s […]

I Know Your Friends and Family Love Your Book, But . . .

Many of the authors who contact us to publish their book suffer from the same disease. It’s a disease that is rampant in the world of publishing. Sad to say, even I suffered from it, many years ago. But I found the cure, and I’m going to share that with you, today. I expect you’re […]

Your Book As Business Card: Consider Your Options

Writing a book to help promote both yourself and your business has never been easier. With all of the user-generated tools and professional assistance available, your options for producing a product of quality have never been better. Let’s look at how to go about this task, beyond putting fingers to keyboard or pen to paper. […]

True Confessions of a Writing Slut or Two

The stories you are about to read are true. No names are used—to protect the story-tellers. The story-tellers are all good people, and the fact that they were duped into selling the rights to their work, or into wasting time creating something they ultimately had to pay for, or falsely believing the their publisher was […]

The One Book Your Mother Doesn’t Want You to Read!

How to Choose Your Book Title So, there you are, at your local independent bookstore and you’re browsing the books on the table in the front of the store. They aren’t discounted books, they’re new releases. At this moment, you’re just looking for … something interesting. If you saw a book with the title above, […]

A Quiz about Writing

Do You Have The Right Answers to These Questions? Before putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard, ask yourself the following six questions (if you can answer them not only quickly, but effectively, you may get on that coveted “published author” list you’re so dying to be on): Here we go: What is the […]

That Which Is Correct and That Which Is Not

By Jay Hodges A common assumption writers make is that that and which are interchangeable. They are not. That is a defining or restrictive pronoun, which means that the information following it is necessary for the sentence to make sense. Which is a nondefining, or nonrestrictive pronoun, which means that the text following it adds […]