Barbara Baig

Barbara Baig is a writing instructor/coach whose website has a large number of valuable — and free — lessons and practice techniques. She has also written a couple of books aimed at helping writers improve their craft, How to Be a Writer: Building Your Creative Skills through Practice and Play and Spellbinding Sentences: A Writer’s Guide to Achieving Excellence and Captivating Readers. The best thing about her approach is that she recognizes that writing is a skill that needs to be developed through practice, and she describes the sorts of practice techniques that will improve your writing. Here is a good encapsulation of her philosophy, taken from her website: “Skills, not talent, heart, or digging deep into your psyche, are what separate the pros from the amateurs. And here’s the good news: in writing, as in baseball, music, business, or any other field, those skills can be learned.” I’d suggest starting with her website, Where Writers Learn, and then getting hold of one or both of her books.

Barbara Baig’s website is here.

Buy How to Be a Writer at Amazon here.

Buy Spellbinding Sentences at Amazon here.