Excellent Little Book on Writing

I recently discovered another great book on writing named Writing That Works by Roman & Raphaelson. It is a very short read and the advice is spot on, just like The Elements of Style by Strunk & White.

The gems are in chapters 1, 2, 11, 12, and 13. You can skip the middle chapters on topics like Powerpoint presentations. If you have to do those then you have made poor life choices and I can’t help you.

Everyone needs to be a good writer. Yes, even photographers, artists, and graphic designers.

About the Author:

Jeff Butterworth is the founder of Alien Skin Software. He used to create the products, but now he does marketing and gets coffee for the programmers.


  1. Glenn Urban March 6, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    I Agree 100%

  2. Dick April 1, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Hi Jeff,

    Have you heard of the British equivalent to The Elements ? It’s called ‘The Complete Plain Words’ written by a British civil servant in 1948 and thankfully it is still around and was updated in 2002. That was basically it. Love your articles and Exposure 4 !

    Cheers from The Netherlands,


    • Jeff April 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm

      I haven’t seen that book before, but I’ll take a look. Thanks!

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