Most authors struggle to improve their writing. I certainly do. So I was pleased when a colleague sent me the link below. It is a ‘quick and dirty’ way to diagnose your writing. You may not agree but it is fun and easy, so worth a try. For the record, I submitted some of the Convocation Address I delivered recently and got chastised for my use of weak verbs. The link is:http://www.writersdiet.com/WT.php It takes you to a website run by Helen Sword, a New Zealander. Be sure to request the ‘detailed comments’ if you find the analysis helpful. I did.