Words' Worth

Write Well and Prosper
(with Mary Quigley)


Praise for Words’ Worth!

Amazon Reader Comment August, 2020

"Writing topics are handled smartly, succinctly, and simply in the latest edition of Words' Worth, an invaluable toolkit for writers aspiring to perfect the craft of nonfiction writing...giving struggling beginners, their teachers, and professional writers alike the tools necessary to create powerful writing...furnishes a map to the world of reporting for the web and blogging, well-crafted exercises to hone skills, and savvy advice to help writers enrich their style and make their work more marketable. Practical, wise, and inspiring."

Edwin Diamond, former media columnist, New York magazine

“Terri Brooks has written down just about all the ‘unwritten rules’ by which the best journalists do their work...including the do’s and don’ts of the writing trade. The wonderful quotations from the best of journalism that illustrate this splendid book are alone worth the price of admission.”

Mary Hadar, longtime Washington Post editor

"Words' Worth is a valuable tool for the beginning feature writer; an excellent refresher course for the experienced one."

Miriam Arond, former director of The Good Housekeeping Research Institute, former editor-in-chief of Child magazine

"Words' Worth is chock full of useful examples of great writing followed by clear analyses of why they work."

David Rubin, Professor and Dean Emeritus, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

"Words' Worth tackles all the tough writing problems, from writing transitions to gathering quotes to developing a distinctive voice."

The Tribute in Light
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The Seared In Memory Project: The Untold Stories of 9/11

136 never-before-published stories from witnesses to the attacks on the World Trade Center—survivors, area residents, volunteers, school children, doctors, musicians, the scuba diver under the towers, the pilot above it in his personal plane, and others from around the country who saw and will never forget. The attacks killed 2,996 people: 2,606 in the World Trade Center and surrounding area; 125 at the Pentagon; 264 on the four hijacked planes (there were no survivors); and the 19 hijackers. It injured more than 6,000 others and fatalities continue to grow even 20 now years later as rescuers and volunteers who worked at Ground Zero continue to sicken and die from cancers and respiratory illnesses.

Seared In Memory is a sponsored project of the non-profit New York Foundation for the Arts. All proceeds are tax-deductible and go to the September 11th Widows' and Victims' Families' Association, a not-for-profit dedicated to providing help for ongoing medical, educational, and basic living costs of children and spouses left behind.