Thursday, October 07, 2010
He begins with the understanding that many wish they could write better, and the idea that better writing skills can be taught. His concept is that learning the basics of writing and then practicing them can help prospective writers increase and improve their writing abilities.
Of course, any bookstore, including online bookstores, have all kinds of books on how to become a better writer. However, for many, there can be just too much information!
Where do you start to learn effective writing? How do you choose the best learning resources which can help you become a better writer?
Stephen Lau has written a simple, yet comprehensive, easy to read handbook for writers. Mr. Lau assumes that most potential writers will proceed best as we did as children, learning to crawl, walk, and then run.
So, who is Stephen Lau, and why does his advice matter?
Stephen Lau was born and educated in Hong Kong. There, he earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Hong Kong. He then studied in Singapore and the United Kingdom, where he also earned a linguistic qualification from the University of Cambridge.
Prior to coming to the United States, he taught English and Communication at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He has now lived in the United States for many years. He is married, with one daughter, who is now an attorney in Washington, D.C.
His hobbies are writing, painting, and collecting antiques.
He is also interested in health and has written extensively on that topic. Along the way, he became aware of the difficulties facing those who wanted to write, and wanted to learn how to write well, but were not sure where to start.
This led him to create his book for those who want to learn how to write, and write well: Effective Writing Made Simple.
To learn more about Stephen Lau and many of his works, please visit www.stephencmlau.com.