“Now, this is a reference book worth owning! Brown offers crisp, succinct advice on how to write better complaint letters, business emails, apology notes, and much more. Especially helpful are the visual "Do" and "Don't" charts next to each example.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Laura Brown has written the ultimate guide for anyone who needs to create clear, concise, and compelling written communications. Students, business people, and even seasoned professional writers should keep it handy, right between their dictionary and thesaurus.” — Michael Snell, literary agent, writing collaborator, and author of From Book Idea to Bestseller
“An invaluable guide. If your job or your business depends on delivering clear messages with impact, you need this book.” — Bernd Schmitt, professor, Columbia Business School
“How to Write Anything is the first book I've seen that addresses the very core of writing for today's digital communications channels. The lessons in this book are for everybody.” — Mary Olson, digital business design and development pioneer
“As a writing instructor of over thirty years, I know full well the demands upon young writers. Laura Brown answers the tough questions on how to get started, how to craft tone for a target readership, how to develop succinct content, and how to master argumentation.” — Roger Marheine, assistant professor, Pasadena City College
“To author a book called How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide, you have to be foolish, delusional, or be Laura Brown, who pulls it off with grace and wisdom. Brown provides readers with an overview of the writing process—the infrastructure on which all writing is built—and specific strategies for hundreds of situations. Of course, eventually writers have to face each task alone, but they will be well-equipped thanks to Laura Brown.” — Alan Ziegler, author of The Writing Workshop Note Book “Laura Brown's ability as a writing coach is unparalleled, and How to Write Anything offers the best of her guidance on business writing. Laura has a gift for helping business writers focus, refine, and develop their ideas, and express those ideas in a compelling way. Whether you are a CEO or a first-time manager, How to Write Anything will help you craft your message for the highest possible impact.” — Robert C. Daugherty, executive chairman, Knowledge Shares
Reviews for How to Write Anything
"An enthusiastic writing coach offers practical support." - Kirkus Review - Read the full review here
"The best part of this book is the writing style and how easy Brown makes it to follow her writing process and her writing suggestions. It works as a complete guidebook for beginning writers as well as seasoned writers. Anyone who is looking for a writing reference will find their money's worth with this book." - seattlepi.com - Read the full review here.
"At once a how-to, a reference book, and a pioneering guide for writing in a changing world, this is the only writing resource you'll ever need." - goodreads.com - Read the full review here.
"What a valuable resource! This book will be on my reference shelf for many years to come. Thank you, Laura Brown, for such a GREAT resource for writers!" - blogcritics.org - Read the full review here.
"Anything includes so many different categories that it might seem overwhelming except that much of it is so common during a lifetime, nearly everybody could use it." amusingreviews.blogspot.co.uk - Read the full review here
"This is a wonderful guide to writing that includes sound instruction as well as advice. I found myself nodding in agreement with the author’s common-sense approach. It is ideal for those old-school folks that like to refer to a good old book, and yet the contents is completely up-to-date with our digital world. I will hold onto and refer to it for years to come." - Kristi Maloney - Read the full review here.
"Laura Brown's How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide is the most comprehensive guide to writing I've seen. I wish the book had been available when I was in college more than 50 years ago." - David M Kinchen - Read the full review here.
"Brown’s ideas of inspired framework and hip-pocket lists of suggestions assured me that I will be rescued from writer’s block when it happens. I think you’ll find this book just as life-saving for your business communication needs." - Pierre DeBois - Read the full review here.