Not proofreading your work? It’s like farting in church.

It makes it awfully hard for people to pay attention to what you want to say. A while back I wrote a piece on sloppy usage and poor proofreading. Since I wrote about writers using style instead of …

Tell me a good story. And please, please, tell it well.

Good storytellers may not be good writers. Good writers may not be good storytellers. They’re brilliantly boring stylists. But when I find a book that tells me a good story, telling it well without calling attention to its …