Tools and Insights is a wide-ranging blog that explores and celebrates the craft of writing with the goal of stimulating discussion, imparting knowledge, and introducing voices from beyond the FitzRandolph Gates. Princeton Writes hopes that you will find here the tonic you need when wordsmithing feels like a labor of Hercules instead of a labor of love.
Each month, Princeton Writes will feature a book that embodies exemplary writing. Whether this volume is a complete stranger or an old friend, place it on your reading list and let osmosis do its work. If you would like to nominate a book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton Writes will feature an underutilized word each week, drawn from The Oxford English Dictionary. Find an opportunity to use it, making it an active part of your vocabulary and, potentially, part of your readers’ lexicons as well. Suggestions are always welcome; just send them to email@example.com.
Each month, Princeton Writes features a writer in our midst–a Princeton employee who pursues creative writing in or in addition to their position at Princeton. The writers among us bring us pride, inspiration, and joy in reading their work!
Good writing cannot be reduced to a simple, universal formula, but there are a number of general principles that can go a long way toward helping you achieve success. Think of these principles, when combined, as the framework you need to build a sturdy and attractive house of words. Here are seven that every writer should bear in mind. Read More >