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New E-book Released, SWET Members in Action

New E-book Released, SWET Members in Action

A new e-book reflecting SWET member involvement has recently been published. SWET writer and editor Ted Taylor is co-editor of Deep Kyoto: Walks, along with Michael Lambe. At the Deep Kyoto site, Lambe describes it as "both a literary tribute to the city as home and a testament to the art of walking for its own sake," with each of the walks taking the form of a "meditative stroll around an area the writer knew intimately." The book highlights neighborhood walks, mountain hikes, bar crawls,... more

Swet Columns

A Grammar Book with Personality and Pizzazz

A Grammar Book with Personality and Pizzazz

Reviewed by Jay Revelle
It was the best of sentences, it was the worst of sentences, by June Casagrande. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2010. 207 pages. ISBN: 978-1-58008-740-7.

 

“Great writing isn’t born, it’s built—sentence by sentence.” Thus begins grammar maven June Casagrande’s wonderfully witty and practical writer’s guide to the good writing of that most basic structural element: the sentence. After this rousing start and a bit of background, we embark on a rollercoaster ride of... more

Professional Resources

Learning to Write Well

Learning to Write Well

By Peter Mallett

In 2005 to 2006 university professor and writer Peter Mallett did a master’s degree in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University in the U.K. where he began his first novel, Appassionata. Formerly Arts editor of Kansai Time Out and publisher/editor of Artspace, he has written for the Asahi Evening News, Gramophone Japan, Opera News, the New Internationalist, etc. His textbook From Word to Letter was published in 2007. The following article is adapted from a presentation at... more

A Community for Japan-Related Writing Professionals

Based in Tokyo, Japan, SWET comprises people engaged not only in the three professions of writing, editing, and translating, but also in teaching, research, rewriting, design and production, copywriting, and other areas related to the written word in Japan.