write better

How To Cut The Crap And Say What You Mean
  • If you spend your whole day writing emails

  • If you want to write better sales copy

  • If you want your ransom notes to get noticed  

This book is for you…


Life'S too short for crap writing.

It takes longer to write, and longer to read.

Ever feel lost, agonise over emails or live in fear of others judging your work? 

This simple guide makes it easy to stop second-guessing yourself, write better and save time.

And it has pictures. You’re welcome.

“Possibly the greatest book ever written. Ever. 

Amanda's mum

“Oh Amanda… a kindred spirit! You totally validated my love of white space, dot points and red pens. This is THE book for all grammar and language nerds and nazis and for the Maries (see intro!) of the world… you’ll never embarrass yourself again. Should be on the desk of anyone required to string a few words together.

It’s full of aha moments delivered with a fabulous sense of humour.

A clever, informative and well crafted guide to how to Write Better.

Highly recommended!”

Sandra D, Grammar and language enthusiast

“Mandatory reading for every high school and university student and first year grad… actually mandatory for anyone that has to write…anything.

Amanda breaks down those complex grammar theories from yesteryear into easy tips and tricks on how to write better. Including a ransom note.

And for the record… I agree ‘red pen’ should always be a verb and emojis are life.”

Anna Vinfield

Communications specialist

“Amanda’s book is full of sound advice for those who struggle to write as well as the seasoned pro. How you write is key to communicating clearly and having your ideas understood. Don’t just write well – Write Better!”

Andrew C Lau


“If you’ve ever thought that crafting clever words for your business was a dark, unmasterable art, this books is for you.

Amanda breaks down how to Write Better, into small deliciously enjoyable chunks of goodness. With easy to understand advice, practical tips and relatable examples, this book should be on the desk of every business owner.”

Kate Toon

Author | Speaker | Copwriter | SEO expert

“We are all writers, whether we like it or not. Every email we send and social media post we create is testament to this. Amanda’s book takes writing advice out of the realm of grammar geeks and makes real-life writing easier for real-life people. Everyone should have a copy on their desks for those moments where the blinking cursor paralyses them into inaction.”

Kelly Exeter

Author | Editor | Ghostwriter, Level up your writing

“Loved it! So very easy to read. Such great, practical advice and easy to understand examples. Lots of great information for newbies just starting out, and some absolute gems for old-timers who think they know it all.

It would be a great present for all university graduates to undo everything they’ve been taught and make them ready for writing in the real world.”

Estelle Fallon

Copywriter, Words That Fit

Sharing your message with the online world is hard. There are so many rules on how to communicate, it seems easier to do nothing.

Becoming a magazine owner when I was a numbers gal and not a word nerd left me feeling… less than.

I didn’t think more reading was going to be my solution until I read Write Better.

Amanda explains what you need to know, and how to cut through the crap your high school English teacher told you.

This book makes writing better simple. Lauren June

Boss Lady, Roooar magazine

“Practical, fun and full of writing tips that shouldn’t be secrets. Buy this book, borrow this book or steal it off your friend’s desk.”

Peter Crocker

Writer | Editor, Flying Solo

“As a writer and teacher of writers, I’ve read hundreds (not kidding) of writing books.

This one is the most straightforward, practical, and helpful handbook on writing in today’s world. It gave me goosebumps. It made me laugh. It made me want to hunt down all the people in my past life who wanted me to put more stupid words into my content and scream, ‘See! THIS is why I write plain English!’ and beat them over the head with it.

Amanda cuts through all the crap of long-winded, passive and mind- numbingly dull BS that is part of so much writing at work and in life, and shows you how to write clear, direct, and purposeful messages. She gives you the questions to ask, the structure to use, examples to follow, and the best tips on how to write a ransom note that I’ve ever seen.

This book can help us all write better.”

Rochelle Bright

Poet | Writing teacher

“Thank goodness you stuck with the word stuff.”

Every math teacher Amanda ever had

the author

Amanda Vanelderen

Amanda’s been writing this book in her head her whole life.

She believes everyone is a writer. It’s not an elite skill. You can learn. But this ain’t no textbook, baby.

A professional copywriter and communications geek, she’s ready to give you a bunch of hacks, guidelines, secret passwords and rules. And permission to break them all.

Real writing for real people

This guide takes you through putting your audience in the spotlight, nailing your structure, and using language that works.

Banish your fear of the blank page with tips on getting started, drafting, editing and proofreading. Then put it all into practice with how to’s on emails, websites, presentations, job stuff and… ransom notes. Just in case.

You’ll learn how small changes to your writing make a big difference, and to ask ‘so what?’

Ready to write better?

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