How to Be a Better Writer - Cathy Erway

In Chapter 5 of 19 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with Erik Michielsen, author and food writer Cathy Erway shares her approaches to improving her writing skills. Erway is a big blogging advocate, and finds value learning from readers about what resonates most with her audience. Additionally, she practices writing by doing exercises and assignments, from doodling and poetry to journalism. Erway is the author of "The Art of Eating In: How I learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove." She writes two blogs, "Not Eating Out in New York" ( ) and "Lunch at Six Point" ( ). Erway earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College.