Would your writing pass the ‘Bus Depot Test’?

The other night, I was re-reading a piece by the extraordinary journalist, essayist, and novelist Pete Hamill. I’m a long admirer of his work, both as someone who writes for a living and who reads for love. To me, his writing is so smooth, so…

10 copywriter’s secrets to better writing

In college, I used to work on Saturday mornings in a place called the Writing Resource Center (sounds very college-y doesn’t it?). I got paid hourly to help students make their research/thesis papers or essays better. The works varied in length, subject and competence. I…