The latest in the series: You (Yes, YOU!) Are a Writer. I argue that professional writing “counts” as writing.
ELGL just published Writing With Russ: Breaking It Down, the latest in the series. In it I discuss the benefits of breaking large writing projects into more manageable pieces, which Anne Lamott calls “the short assignment. I hope you like it.
I have a new Writing With Russ column about using an exclusion dictionary. This is a custom dictionary that helps catch embarrassing typos.
The latest Writing with Russ is up on the ELGL site. It’s about webbing, which is one of my favorite brainstorming techniques: you basically just dump all your ideas onto a page or whiteboard and then figure out how they’re connected. You can read it here.
Also, if you like MacGyver I mention him in there, too.
I’m happy to start a series for Emerging Local Government Leaders. The first post is called Similar, but Different: Writing for College and Work. This post sets up the idea for the series: to share resources and strategies from when I tutored at The UNC Writing Center and talk about adapting them to another context.