Thursday, February 28, 2013

Attention All Writers! You Must Read "Word Up!"

I appreciate Marcia Johnston's book, Word Up!-not just as a lover of words and language or as a writer, but also as a new mother. There are some poignant lessons learned through the author's interaction with her own children that I found rather touching and useful. I learned fascinating facts about the history of words, and how powerful they can be when used correctly. It is easy to take this fact for granted as a writer, but this book deals with grammar and usage in a way that I was never taught in school or any workshop I ever attended. Word Up is informative, educational and entertaining, containing useful information for any and every kind of writer. As Ms. Johnston's book implies, it's important to ask each word: why are you here? Essentially that's every reader's question and as a writer, it is our duty to put those words exactly where they belong in order to reach our readers and have them truly get what it is we are trying to say. I expect my writing will become more powerful as a result of reading this book. Simply put, Word Up! gets both thumbs up! For more information on How to Write, please visit

1 comment:

  1. Renee, I'm thrilled that you found "Word Up!" useful for what it says about language as well as some of the larger life issues it touches on. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.

    More info on the book here:

    Note: Goodreads is giving away five autographed copies to members who sign up between now and March 27. Details at the URL above.