Is a Writing Course Worth Your Time and Money?

No. There is a price of admission to writing, but it is never tendered to anyone other than yourself. He didn’t like the thought of them knowing he’d been scared. Didn’t like the thought of them knowing what a fool he’d been. Oh, to hell with that! Tell everyone! He’d done it! He’d been drivenContinue reading “Is a Writing Course Worth Your Time and Money?”

Friday Five: Be Kind

Five pieces of (mostly) financial writing and one reason why I recommend reading them. A personal finance pocket book Artistic skill along with writing skill is a powerful combination. Safal Niveshak has got it. Changing one’s mind on FIRE A maxim of effective narrative is the human element. Changing one’s mind is part of theContinue reading “Friday Five: Be Kind”

First Principles Writing

It’s late at night. The words on the screen swirl before your heavy eyes. With each pass, what you wrote sounds worse and worse. A clumsy passage or sentence takes on the appearance of a Gordian Knot. What should be simple and clear is a tangled mess. It doesn’t convey your meaning at all. Suddenly,Continue reading “First Principles Writing”

Friday Five: What Are You Worth?

Five pieces of (mostly) financial writing and one reason why I recommend reading them. How to truly evaluate your wealth As I wrote in my previous blog, creation, whether it is a work of art or a scientific study, is a form of adding to the conversation. Nick Muggiuli’s blog this week is great exampleContinue reading “Friday Five: What Are You Worth?”

Lessons of an Anonymous Financial Writer

Broke, jobless, with a child on the way — I became a financial writer out of desperation. Some people start writing about money in hopes of becoming a kind of finance guru; some do it in hopes of attracting new clients to their advisory business. I just wanted a paycheck. What I earned though wasContinue reading “Lessons of an Anonymous Financial Writer”