A Study in Best-Selling First Sentences (part 2)

As I thought about what I wanted to write about in today’s post, I remembered a post I wrote almost a year ago: “A Study of Best-Selling First Sentences.” In that post, I listed a number of popular books from the NYT best seller list along with their first sentence (or two), and then I suggested […]

A Lesson from a National Best Seller

I recently finished reading the historical national best seller 1776 by David McCullough. At the same time, I was editing an autobiography. There were obvious differences between the book I was editing for work and the book I was reading for pleasure (an endorsement from The New York Times Book Review being one; I will leave it […]