Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality

Reviewed by:

G. Connor Salter, Professional Writing alumnus from Taylor University, Upland, IN.

Author:

Andrew T. Le Pau

Publisher:

InterVarsity Press

Publication Date:

October 8, 2019

Format:

Paperback

Length:

272 pages

OVERVIEW

Forty years of editing books for InterVarsity Press taught Andrew T. Le Pau a few things about what a good book looks like. He’s also had the opportunity to write a few books of his own, including multiple Bible study books. Here he gives the writing tips he’s learned across that career, covering every step of the writing process (including some interesting thoughts on whether or not to self-publish). After describing how to write well, he transitions to considering how spirituality plays into writing well, even for people who don’t consider themselves “Christian writers.”

Sometimes the best advisers those who don’t try to invent a blazingly original way to explain their craft. Instead, they take the advice so many practitioners know but aren’t sure how to explain and describe it in the simplest way. Le Pau does just that in this book, distilling the simple things every writer needs to know into just the right format. A terrific book for writers of all ages.

ASSESSMENT

Rating (1 to 5 stars)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Writers looking for well-written, common sense tips on how to improve their craft, as well as understand how their spiritual beliefs connect to their writing.

Christian Impact

This book will help writers in any genre see how to hone their craft.

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