How to Write (Better): 12 Steps for Writing a How-To Article

Writing a good how-to article is harder than most people think. I know this, because most of the how-to articles I come across on the internet are down-right terrible. They often assume a level of expertise that the reader does not possess or neglect to mention entire steps that would get the reader from step three to step four without causing them to rip out handfuls of hair. My how-tos, though, are quite fantastic, and I am here to tell you how to do it, so that when you decide to share your knowledge with the world, you can do it better than everyone else. ...more
You've made some good practical tips here and I'm going to add at least 2 of them to my How tos. ...more

Resolutionary: 2009 is my year to be a real writer and I need help.

These are the thoughts that went through my head as my friends and I watched the ball drop.  I want 2009 to be like 2008, only more so. In 2008, I began writing book reviews consistently for the Star-Ledger.  I read and wrote about all kinds of books, on deadline in some cases.  I read books I might not have picked up on my own, and found a way to understand and interpret them for readers.  I'm proud of the writing I did. ...more