Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned writer, there is always room for improvement. Join us in today’s episode as we discuss the various ways to become a better writer with Dwayne A. Thomas. Master your creativity and discover your unique style with these valuable writing tips!
Key Takeaways from This Episode
- The correlation between public speaking and writing
- A novel approach to overcoming writer’s block
- Best methods for double-checking your work
- The significance of writing with both structure and emotion
- Recognizing the true essence of writing
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | Paperback and Kindle
- Middlemarch by George Eliot | Paperback and Kindle
- A Different World
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare | Paperback and Kindle
- Stan by Eminem – A tragedy stemming from a fan’s anger because Eminem won’t respond to his letters. Notable for, among other things, rhyming “blistering cold” with “six years old” and the sound of a pencil writing while the letters are being composed.
Not a book on writing, but a single must-read for everyone:
Books everyone interested in writing should read, before anything else on this list:
Books on storytelling, also on screenplays:
For people interested in academic writing:
If you’ve read everything else and start getting serious about your writing skills:
For a discussion on structure:
For a discussion on a sense of place:
About Dwayne Thomas
Dwayne Allen Thomas is a lawyer and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. He writes about the social and psychological roots of success and other stuff for his blog, The Cross-Examined Life in Psychology Today. His essay A White Man Called Me N****** was selected as a semi-finalist in Boulevard’s Emerging Writer’s Contest. His articles How to Beat Any Test and You vs. Your Mentor were selected as “Essential Topics” by Psychology Today. His essay On Being an Ally was deemed an “Essential Read” by Psychology Today. His writing has also appeared in The New York Law Journal and Law Practice Today. Dwayne lives in New York City.
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- Dwayne Thomas’s Articles on Psychology Today: Dwayne Allen Thomas
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