If you’re reading this, I assume you’ve been doing this blogging thing for awhile now and feel you’re a fairly competent writer. Posting frequently helps build up your writing chops, and was one of the reasons I started blogging at A Mama’s Rant over five years ago. Still, at some point you may feel like you’re stuck and could be a better writer. So what are ways to improve your writing?
Books on how to write
Many books have been written about the process of writing. Two of my favorites are:
King’s book is partially a memoir dealing with his alcoholism and early rejection by publisher. Lamott’s book is full of self-depreciating humor. Both give great advice.
Two books for women who want to write about motherhood are:
Speaking of writing about motherhood, Christina Katz, the author of Writer Mama: How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids and Get Known Before The Book Deal: Use Your Personal Strengths To Grow An Author Platform offers online writing classes through her website.
My friend, Laura Bridgwater, who is a radio and humor writer, has taken two of Christina’s classes and says:
“Christina Katz offers email classes you won’t find anywhere else, like ‘Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff’ and ‘Turn Your Specialty Into Course Curriculum.’ I’ve taken both and would highly recommend them to new writers as well as established writers.”
I haven’t taken any classes with Christina yet though I may sign up for the October 9 session of Writing For the Web with Jennifer Applin. For a six week course, $250 is a good price.
Other online class options: