1591280996d__35819-1428000312-400-600Chapter Five—The Memoirs of Old Walnut Heart

In which Wilson emphasizes that writing what needs improvement is always the first step to improving your writing.

Chapter Six—Ancient Roman Toddlers

In which Wilson points out that the study of dead languages is by no means the worst way to improve your handling of the language you live with every day.

Chapter Seven—Uncommon Commonplaces

In which Wilson concludes his tips for the writing life with the reminder that what is not jotted down today is exceptionally unlikely to come in handy tomorrow.