In this 30-minute nonfiction and memoir instructional video, writing teacher and book writing coach Brad Wetzler discusses tangible ways that writers can clean up their sentences and write more powerfully.
Here are a few concepts that Brad discusses:
1. Lean on strong verbs.
2. Lose the adverbs.
3. Lose adjectives when possible, too.
4. Lose little qualifiers such as “a bit,” “sort of,” “a little.”
Brad Wetzler is the author of the new memoir "Into the Soul of the World: My Journey to Healing" (Hachette, 2023) and "Real Mosquitoes Don't Eat Meat" (W.W. Norton, 2005). He is a memoir writing coach, podcaster, and yoga teacher. Brad began his career as an editor and adventure-travel writer. He served as a senior editor at Outside magazine and was a contributing editor at Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and George magazines. Brad has written hundreds of articles and essays on wide-ranging topics. He writes books and articles and hosts a podcast about adventure healing, emotional wellness, and faith and spirituality. He lives in Austin, Texas.
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