Much of her advice is directed at writing fiction and I'm certainly intending to improve my fiction with her exercises.
What's not working for me there is description. I love the flow of a story and writing dialogue.
Descriptions are another matter.
A while back I decided that it had something to do with the way I was taught to write essays at school.
And precis writing. Count your words and don't waste any. Could be just an excuse though because geniuses like Dickens and Jane Austen can conjure up a person in two or three words, can't they, and wouldn't it be great if I could do that.
So I will beaver on with my descriptions and I'll let you know what happens.
It can though be applied to non-fiction - this need for good observation and description to create powerful writing.
Those turns of phrases that stick in the mind... long after you've read something.
And for me that's all about being authentic and true to your personality and character. For instance, it would make no sense at all for me to try to ape teenage speak. Be found out before I reached the end of a sentence.
Communication for me is about simplicity and clarity because as I get older, that's how I want to live my whole life.This has to be reflected in the way I write as much as in the way I speak.
What's currently not working for you in your writing?