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