Our Book on Writing!

Oh, the five-paragraph essay. Must we continue with this literary horror?

We at Toho Editing are working on a one-stop, modern book on writing (like a contemporary Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style).  The book will deal with everything from grammar to style to cursing and social media.  We're in the process of writing it now and are currently soliciting writing advice from various professionals (CEOs, artists, scientists, doctors, web developers, etc.), writers, and English teachers.  Contributors are asked to give one page (500 words max) of their best writing advice as it pertains to their field. You can check out the first chapter of the book here (the images are all placeholders, the text rough, but you'll get the picture!).

Also, FYI, our original audience was high school freshmen. However, as we continue writing, it seems that our audience is getting a bit older. Perhaps high school seniors or college freshmen.

To that end, we're actively seeking contributors and feedback (here's Kelly Roell's best advice). If you're interested in contributing, please leave a comment, let us know a little bit about the writing knowledge you'd like to share with the world, and we'll get back to you shortly! Lastly, we'd love to get your feedback on the following questions. Please leave your answers in the comment section below.

1)  What info would the ideal HS writing book contain? What about a writing book for college students?

2)  What do you think are the most common writing mistakes? (Here's one guy's opinion.)

3)  What do you think interests HSers most about writing?  I.e., what about writing do they seem to enjoy learning/doing?

4) What do you wish you'd known about writing when you were younger?

Well, we hope to hear from you soon!

Andrés Cruciani is the founder of Toho Publishing. He’s a writer, editor, and teacher, and we’re publishing his first novel! You can join him on Facebook, Twitter, Medium, YouTube, and Instagram.

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