Podcast Episode 4—You Need a Platform, with Keith Lee

Today I am publishing my latest conversation with a lawyer about legal writing, editing, and publishing. This time it's Keith Lee, who graciously took time to talk to me about his experience blogging, how it led to a book deal with ABA Publishing for The Marble and the Sculptor, and how he's thinking of writing another … Continue reading Podcast Episode 4—You Need a Platform, with Keith Lee

Podcast Episode 3—The 7-Figure E-Book, with Carolyn Elefant

Today I am excited to release my latest conversation about lawyers writing and publishing, this time with Carolyn Elefant. Carolyn recently put on a webinar about her experience writing and publishing an e-book that unexpectedly generated a lot of business. I attended and shared notes on Twitter. Then Carolyn agreed to talk with me about … Continue reading Podcast Episode 3—The 7-Figure E-Book, with Carolyn Elefant

Podcast Episode 2—Full Court Press, with Morgan Morrissette Wright

The latest episode of The Editing Lawyer Podcast, published last Friday, features Morgan Morrissette Wright. She's an attorney, product manager at Fastcase, and publisher of Full Court Press. I've been interested in Full Court Press since Fastcase announced its serious effort to publish secondary content last year. It looks like Full Court Press might offer … Continue reading Podcast Episode 2—Full Court Press, with Morgan Morrissette Wright

Podcast Episode 1—Write Your Problem, with Mike Whelan

About a month ago I wondered about the lack of legal writing-focused podcasts and published some thoughts about starting my own. That led to recording a conversation with Mike Whelan about his book, which I'm releasing today as the first episode. A warning: I consider this a minimum viable podcast. The point was to not … Continue reading Podcast Episode 1—Write Your Problem, with Mike Whelan

Second Edition of Butterick’s Practical Typography Released

Matthew Butterick just released the second edition of Butterick's Practical Typography. It's a great, reader-supported resource for anyone who just needs to know how to make text look professional. Butterick himself is an interesting guy—a lawyer, programmer, and typographer. I learned of the release from his newsletter, which I suggest subscribing to (he only posts … Continue reading Second Edition of Butterick’s Practical Typography Released

Try Morning Pages (or Freewriting)

The practice of "morning pages" has been hovering in the periphery of my Internet reading lately. It's the exercise of handwriting three pages stream-of-consciousness, first thing in the morning. My initial thoughts were similar to those expressed in this Guardian column. Morning pages—sounds like something my high school English teacher would do, who also made up … Continue reading Try Morning Pages (or Freewriting)

A Podcast About Attorney Authors and Publishers

After publicly wondering why there aren't any podcasts devoted to legal writing, I've decided to take steps toward starting one. Here's what I'm thinking. First, I can't get mired in setup and equipment. Partly because of the expense (every dollar counts right now); but mostly because I've been down that road before and I know … Continue reading A Podcast About Attorney Authors and Publishers

Recent Podcasts and Resources on Legal Writing

It seems there's a bevy of law-related podcasts available now. Bob Ambrogi recently rounded up a bunch, and others I've discovered serendipitously through Twitter. Curiously, though, I have yet to see a podcast devoted just to legal writing or publishing. I made this observation on Twitter to see if perhaps I missed something, and that … Continue reading Recent Podcasts and Resources on Legal Writing